The land of all things liberal, but don’t be fooled, Amsterdam has an abundance of culture and diversity, offering an exciting art, theatre and music scene. Whatever you are looking for, this thriving European City has it.
Whether you want to explore like a local (a Hamburger…yes really!), or sightsee like a tourist, Hamburg has it all. Between three rivers, countless canals and waterways, Hamburg is a city built on water. It is one of the greenest Cities in Europe, home to the biggest cemetery park in the world and has easy access to sandy beaches and picturesque riverbanks. What more could you want?
Paris, the city of love…of gaming! Over 30 million people in France play video games on a regular basis, this makes them the largest gaming community of any European country.Their love of gaming runs so deep they even have an entire street dedicated to it. Nestled between Parisian architecture overflowing in history sits, Boulevard Voltaire (an entire street of gaming shops), a place that every game lover must make pilgrimage to!
Known for being the happiest City in the world, Copenhagen offers a wonderful balance between big city opportunity without the monotony of city life. Offering more holiday days, shorter work days, low crime rates and ranking as one of the safest places in the world, there is no denying Copenhagen has a lot to offer.
Based in the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver is a magnet for those looking for a more balanced way of life. People are drawn to the region's oceans, mountains and gaming hub – not a likely combination but a perfect one all the same! A balance between Vancouver’s unparalleled natural beauty and gaming excellence. Vancouver is among Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities and has a flourishing art, theatre and music scene, so it is no surprise it is fast becoming a hub of opportunity.
Already well established in the gaming space, Montreal is a leader in the gaming industry. With over 15,000 experts and over 140 studios, you can’t deny the land of opportunity that is Montreal. Coming in at 5th biggest hub in the world, Montréal, otherwise known as the most European City outside of Europe is definitely the place to be for gaming. Despite French being the native language of Montreal, you’ll find the majority of the population speak perfect English.
Despite only being 7 miles by 7 miles, don’t let San Francisco’s size deceive you. Not only has it gained notoriety as the United States’ best looking City, it is also a firm favourite when it comes to gaming. It might be tiny, but this influential island has an abundance of appeal. With major landmarks galore, diversity and liberal attitude, San Francisco is without doubt a force to be reckoned with.
Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is one of the fastest growing Cities in America. Nicknamed “Silicon Hills” due to the large number of tech companies in the area, but Austin is more than just business. It has an appealing culture, acres of parkland, miles of running tracks, bike trails, good food and warm and welcoming locals.
Barcelona is considered the 4th most creative city in the World and Europe’s most innovative city. It has everything from a beautiful Old town, a huge beach and tapas, on tap. Offering an amazing quality of life, it’s fantastic for young professionals to families alike.
In Germany’s capital city, you will often here the term "Alles gut" which literally translates to "All’s good!". With 3,000 lakes dotted around the city to swim in, al fresco nightclubs, fantastic public transport, more vegan eateries than LA, independent coffees, outdoor picnic tables, flea markets, cycle-friendly roads, boats to rent, green space aplenty and a booming creative industry you will be forever exploring.
Don’t let Brighton’s traditional British seaside reputation fool you – it’s a cultural hub and one of the UK’s top centres for game creation, and a magnet for talent. Brighton is just another example of how key gaming hub’s can operate outside capital cities. From its bustling old town lanes to its highly acclaimed restaurants and too many English pubs to count; Brighton has something to offer everyone.
Although we may be biased given that its home to our Haptic HQ – we love London. One of the most multicultural cities in the World with over 300 languages spoken in the capital, as well as being home to the largest four-faced clock, we’re also the birthplace of Harry Potter, and the world’s longest serving monarch in history – Queen Liz. London is a leading global city in everything from the arts and fashion, technology to banking.
The city is home to many world-famous celebrities in both the music and film industries and is experiencing an explosive population growth. We can only presume it’s due to the stunning beaches, desirable climate, over 300 attractions and of course the iconic Hollywood sign. Silicon Valley – home to multi-million-dollar startups and global tech companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to name but a few.
The city is Sweden’s cultural epicentre; its modern, dynamic and ever-changing. Boasting a plethora of museums and attractions as well as the beautiful architecture evident in its Old Town, the Gamla Stan. The Beauty on Water and the Venice of the North are proof of why Stockholm is ideal for gamers looking to relocate somewhere not only culturally rich, but also at the forefront of technology.
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