Michael Stenmark

Founder & President, Arctic Game Lab
Helena Karlberg

Founder & President

Arctic Game Lab


Michael Stenmark, 30+ years of game dev. 4 Years VR

Founder and President of Arctic Game Lab, the game industry cluster of the northern Sweden.

Creative Director, concept creation, IP development, game design, lecturer and teacher in storytelling, design and game design. Michael is known for his high-quality IP concepts for game worlds and game mechanics, TV formats, books, toys, and comics.

Michael started at Target Games, the first game company in Sweden back in 1989, creating classical games like Drakar & Demoner, Mutant, Kult, James Bond (Cardgame), Lord of the Rings (RPG), Star Wars (RPG) and award-winning Board Games.

In between 1998 and 2004 Michael Stenmark created Loophole – one of Sweden’s longest running interactive-TV shows.

Created the IP for Star Stable, the worlds largest MMO for girls.