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Join Europe’s upcoming GameDev hotspot
Boasting more game studios per capita than London or Montreal and serving as the home of the world’s leading game development engine, Greater Copenhagen is Europe’s newest game development hotspot.
From Hitman by IO Interactive to Subway Surfers by Kiloo and SYBO Games – Greater Copenhagen has become Northern Europe’s hottest region for game developers. The GameDev industry is rapidly growing and offers a unique environment of career opportunities, networking and cooperation.
Luckily, there’s room for more team players like you! Check out the open jobs in Greater Copenhagen’s Game Studios!
Here’s a rundown of facts about the GameDev ecosystem in Greater Copenhagen:
- 150+ Studios
- 1500+ Game Developers
- Home of Unity Game Engine
- Home to Nordic Game: Scandinavia’s longest running GameDev conference
- Well-known titles: Tom Clancy’s The Division, Hitman Franchise
- Well-known mobile games: Subway Surfers, Pinout, Smash Hit, Pet Crush Saga
- Well-loved indie games from the region: Little Nightmares, SOMA
- Home to one of the world’s top-ranked schools for game design and development, The Game Assembly
Check out these open jobs! Our companies are hiring
Looking for your next career move?
Greater Copenhagen is very attractive place to look for jobs with high salaries and attractive benefit packages. Right now, there is a lot of job openings in the local Game Studios and tech companies.
Check out all open jobs here:
The capital of bikes
If your working day starts and ends with rubbing shoulders with fellow commuters or being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and if you’d rather do without this, off course, you should seriously consider Greater Copenhagen.
Copenhagen is world famous for its biking culture, and here you can replace stressful, jam-packed rush hours with a refreshing start to the day through the beautiful streets. This two-wheeled freedom is just one of many ways in which we combine business and pleasure.
Biking is our lifestyle
Life in Copenhagen is lived in the saddle of a bicycle. Everybody does it. Bike that is. In Copenhagen, we bike whether there is sun, rain or snow. We bike to work, to school, to bring the kids to kindergarten, to shop for groceries and to social gatherings.
Cycling is fast, convenient, healthy, climate-friendly, enjoyable - and cheap, although Copenhageners honestly love their bikes no matter their financial income. Even top politicians ride their bike every day to parliament.
Did you know that Copenhagen:
- Can boast 5.2 bikes for every car in the city?
- Has over 400 kilometres of designated bike lanes?
- Was voted #1 as the most bicycle-friendly city out of 122 cities in the world in 2015?
Everyone's opinion counts You get the responsibility to do your best
Because of flat organisational structures and personal freedom, Greater Copenhagen consistently ranks as a great place to work. In fact, the workforce in Greater Copenhagen is continuously ranked as one of the happiest in the world.
The work culture focuses on teamwork rather than individual competition, and the organisational structures are flat and non-hierarchical. Furthermore, employees are given a great deal of personal freedom and responsibility, which engenders trust and a sense of value.
In Greater Copenhagen, the positive and informal workplace has priority. Management is open-minded and interested in the opinions of its employees. So, don’t be surprised if you only see open doors in the office or find yourself eating your lunch next to the CEO in the canteen.
Everyone’s opinion counts
The work culture in Greater Copenhagen is free from hierarchies, and managers are team leaders rather than petty officials, barking orders. As a result, employees are encouraged to speak their mind freely, and all opinions are highly appreciated when brainstorming or making decisions.
You will be valued both as a professional and as a person. This also means that your employer understands the demands of family life, and getting time of for personal issues such as seeing the doctor is common practice at workplaces in Greater Copenhagen.
Teamwork is the core
Working in Greater Copenhagen means teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing and fellow coaching. Employees are responsible for their own tasks but also for the overall success of the project. This means that you will get highly dedicated, ambitious and helpful colleagues in Greater Copenhagen.
Of course, it is not all work at work. In almost all workplaces, employees have lunch together and talk about everything but work.
The magic words "HENTE BØRN" that lets you leave work at 4 pm
World’s best work-life balance
The working culture in Greater Copenhagen is characterised by a high degree of flexibility and a work-life balance that WEF has named the best in the world. In Greater Copenhagen, you can have an interesting job, pursue your career ambitions and be an attentive parent – without compromising your salary.
You will have time to spare as well as money to spend. Not having to worry about spending too little time with your family is one of the main reasons why most expats say that living in Denmark is so great. No wonder the Danes consider themselves some of the happiest people in the world!
“She had ‘HENTE BØRN’ written in her calendar every day at 3.45pm and I kept wondering, ‘Who is this guy? How come she runs off from work to see him each afternoon?’ I was picturing some secret liaison with a Mads Mikkelsen-alike. Then I got the Google Translate app-”
“-Turns out it means ‘pick up the kids’ in Danish. Shame...”
Read the Helen Russell's full article “We’re trusted to do a good job, then leave”: why the Danes finish work on time, every single day" about her experiences with the Danish work-life culture.
Located in the heart of Scandinavia
Greater Copenhagen has excellent transport connections by metro, bus and train as well as outstanding infrastructure for cycling safely in and around the cities.
Copenhagen Airport is the main international airport in the region, and from the centre of Copenhagen getting to the airport takes only 13 minutes by metro – which runs 24 hours.
Copenhagen Airport is the largest hub in Northern Europe with 150 direct international destinations, of which more than 100 are European destinations. All capitals and major commercial cities of the EU Member States are serviced by direct scheduled flights. This makes Copenhagen Airport the best connected airport in Scandinavia.
Copenhagen Airport is the best airport in Northern Europe
Wages to live the good life
Purchasing power in Greater Copenhagen is high and it has some of the highest wage levels in the world. In fact, Greater Copenhagen has the sixth highest wage levels in the world.
Even after taxation and general price levels are taken into account, the people of Greater Copenhagen enjoy a strikingly high degree of purchasing power, while still benefitting from free healthcare, education and many other publicly provided services.
The price of the good life in Greater Copenhagen is always fair.
Thanks to extraordinarily high domestic purchasing power, you will not have to choose between living your life and working in Greater Copenhagen.
With a firm focus on work-life balance, not only will you have the means to lead a good life – you will also have the leisure time to do it.
Relocating? Don't worry - here's a helping hand
Relocating to Greater Copenhagen
Moving to Greater Copenhagen requires guts, we’ll admit that. But don’t worry too much. Tens of thousands have done it before you, and very few have regretted it. In fact, most of them have stayed way longer than planned.
International House Copenhagen
With the mission that a new life in Greater Copenhagen means a good life in a new home, International House Copenhagen works to ease the relocation of international employees and their families. International House Copenhagen is the region’s one-point entry service to all international citizens in Greater Copenhagen. The aim is ensuring international employees the best possible start to a life with us, easing the transition phase and settling-in process.
Once you have decided to move to Greater Copenhagen, it’s time to start preparing. International House Copenhagen is ready to help you sort out all paperwork, find a job for you or your partner, and settle in in Copenhagen.
Getting your residence permit
When moving to Greater Copenhagen, you must apply for a residence permit. And you can start the process even before you leave home.
All EU citizens are free to move across borders for employment and studying, but still need to apply for a residence permit.
For non-EU citizens several schemes have been designed to make it easier for highly qualified professionals to get a residence and work permit in Denmark. This is a matter you can ask your employer in Denmark about or visit newtodenmark.dk work for the latest information about immigration to Denmark.
Note that all listed jobs on this website qualifies for getting residence permit.
If you want to know more about residence permits, International House Copenhagen will help you.
Welfare Society Equal opportunities paid by taxation
A welfare society
Denmark and Sweden are both welfare societies, which are based on the principle that everyone should have equal opportunities and access to health and welfare services regardless of income.
In Greater Copenhagen, all citizens have free access to state pension, social benefits and child benefits as well as to hospitals, schools and universities.
What about taxes?
The internationally renowned Scandinavian welfare model is paid for by taxation.
Taxation finances a wide range of welfare services in Greater Copenhagen, such as universal access to healthcare, free education, affordable childcare and free language classes and public libraries. Furthermore, the people of Greater Copenhagen benefit from well-maintained infrastructure and a high level of safety and public service.
The average taxation for a single person with no children is 49.8%, and while taxation may seem high, the quality of life and salary actually are high.
Many expats say that their positive assessment of Greater Copenhagen is because of its quality of life, welfare services and well developed infrastructure.