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.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhFKkukS6A]
See here for a showreel from 2008 students.