For some time now, HUMlab and the game programs at Luleå Technical University in Skellefteå (North of here) have been planning collaboration. I am excited about this as I think Umeå University and LTU complement each other well in relation to the ‘digital’. When visiting Skellfteå I was very impressed with their facilities and the mix of analogue and digital. They have a TV and film production design program as well as a computer game development program and a computer graphics program. Their students seem to very good, and the group Arrowhead recently won the Game of the year award with their Magicka at the Swedish Game Awards 2008.
See here for a showreel from 2008 students.