Leading Startup Game Developers of Norway

In the last decade, the gaming industry transformed from a niche entertainment, based on its popularity among a reduced audience, to a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry with an ‘army’ of millions of followers spread out across the globe, to the point that almost as many people watch eSports as real live sports events.

At this point in history, much more money is moving to the video game and casino game industry than to popular movies and top music tracks. Norway isn’t falling behind in developing successful games. Everything points to this going up even more as more and more start-up developers emerge on to the scene.

The recent rise of the gaming industry has also transformed the way sports betting worked globally – not just in Norway – which developers of sites such as Folkeriket Online Casino understand. This side of the gaming industry also generates millions and entertains online viewers and gamers.

Although you might think that established companies are stealing the top places in the video game popularity lists, many emerging companies have become extremely successful after launching fantastic games. So it wouldn’t be impossible that we are about to talk about the next big thing in the industry.

Blink Studios

The independent developers based in Oslo generate games for computers and mobile devices, Android, iOs, PC and Mac. They create a wide range of social media tie-ins, and the studio is also planning to enter the console game market in the near future.

They have created games like Dreamfall Chapters and Skar: The Hammer Returns.

Snowcastle Games

They are a small independent game developing company that first entered the market in 2009, launching their first mobile game in 2011. Said game caught many followers’ attention and made it to the top games in the app store that year.

Years later, but backed up by the success of their first release, they dropped their latest RPG, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which soon became a gem of the Norwegian game industry.


This video game developer is based in Oslo and owns a studio in Durham, NC, in the United States. They already earned a respected position in the industry and could be considered an acclaimed game developer.

The focus of this company is on Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (or MMORPG). They are behind online games like Age of Conan, The Secret World, Anarchy Online, and The Longest Journey series.

Megapop Games

Being a company that’s been around for more than 20 years, Megapop is a unique mix of experienced developers that have already worked on a handful of successful projects and fresh talents. Creating the unique technology, art and user experience characteristic of their work.

With experience in games, apps and virtual reality, Megapop is a very diverse developing company. You’ve probably heard of their top games, like Meganumbers, Haxity or Trolls VS Vikings.

Krillbite Studio

This independent game developer based in Hamar, Norway, mostly comprises younger developers who bring a new, fresher look into game development. They are compromised by challenging the existing conventions and inspiring others to do the same.

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Wrapping Up

Norway has many talented developers and developing studios currently revolutionising the game industry. We will probably know more about their work in the future when one of them reaches the top positions in the app store.

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