Michael Stenmark

Founder & President, Arctic Game Lab
Helena Karlberg

Founder & President

Arctic Game Lab


Michael Stenmark is the founder and president of the Arctic Game Lab. He’s a passionate games developer, globetrotter, children’s book author, toy-dinosaur collector and inspirational lecturer.

Michael Stenmark has created games for more than 30 years. He was a vital part of the pioneering years of the young games industry back in the late 80s and early 90s, the age when the new trade was born. Today Michael work as the spearhead of the Arctic Game Lab – the game industry cluster of northern Sweden. Arctic Game Lab supports the growing game industry in the north, creates game jams and platforms for exchange of ideas and knowhow in between its global network. The organisation stretches over the Skellefteå, Piteå, Boden and Luleå region and has grown from 0 game companies in 2014 to over 20 companies and projects in 2017.

Michael’s career covers the games industry, television, web and social networks, toy industry and media, and the long journey from the early printed RPGs to today’s family-friendly home entertainment systems and global online gaming.

Today, Michael continues to create games, draw comics, write books, paint very large paintings and creates miniature cities just for the fun of working with the creative process as a way of living.


March 17, 2017

Crowdsourcing – A Game Changer for the Game Industry

9:55  -  10:20 
Hotel Vuollerim Gästgiveriet