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.
Home to more game studios per capita than London or Montreal (Sybo, Kiloo, IO interactive to name but a few), Copenhagen is fast becoming Europe’s most sought after gaming hotspot. Boasting the world’s leading game development engine, Unity, it is no surprise that studios are flocking to one of the most understatedly cool places in the world. Copenhagen is the birthplace of titles such as Subway Surfers, Hitman and of course Malmo just over the river hosting studios like Massive Etertainment and Sharkmob.
Copenhagen is a unique city, characterised by its canals, colourful buildings and happy locals. I suggest following the Danish example of hopping on a bike to explore like a local. Putting their fantastic quality of life to one side for just a second, Copenhagen is home to amazing local food, reliable transport links, stunning architecture, and even a hippie commune (Christiania) that attracts visitors from all over the world. You’re also less than an hour away from the Swedish City of Malmo and have access regular express trains that link you to Stockholm.
Yes, you’ve guessed it, Copenhagen has also come in as one of the happiest places for families to live. Denmark has established a supportive state that heavily subsidises childcare, and an education system that encourages children to explore and enjoy learning. Denmark provide free education for all children legally residing in the country, without any admission requirements.
Housing in Copenhagen is plentiful and to match every budget and taste. South of Inner Copenhagen, Amager offers lots of new residential areas and flats, good transport links to the City Centre and is close to the beach and Copenhagen’s futuristic outdoor ski slope.
Copenhagen Game Collective is a multi-gender, multi-national, non-profit game design collective based in Copenhagen. They exhibit, create and champion independent gaming. Offering some forward-thinking ideas as well as a huge amount of passion it definitely worth checking them out.