About Arrowhead Game Studios

There’s something special about our games. We believe that games should challenge the creativity of the individuals who play them. This holds true for all our games, no matter how casual, action-packed or story driven. We feel that this is one of the key factors to creating a memorable experience. An experience that will be remembered for a long time by those who play our games.

We also believe in making games that will have a long lasting and hardcore crowd. Therefore we take great care to integrate support models that make sense and that allow for continued development. They should become a living product, so that we can support our products for as long as people want to play them.

We pride ourselves on being a reliable studio with great affection for our community. One of our main goals is never to divide our community through DLC in any of our games. We have made sure to give players free expansions and upgrades, with only cosmetic items at additional costs to help support the game as a living product.

We try promote ourselves through open communication on our blogs and forums. We also interact directly with the players, whether it’s live on stream or via email. A lot of our time and effort is spent mingling with the player base and we are happy to share the latest and greatest news from the office with our fans.

In the future we are looking forward to seeing many of the familiar faces whom we have gotten to know over the years join us on new adventures. We can’t yet say what the next adventure will be, but you can be sure it definitely contains some of the Arrowhead fun and humour which is to be expected.

A game for everyone is a game for no one.

What’s an Arrowhead game?

When we started Arrowhead we had a strong vision of what kind of games, mentality and studio we wanted to create and are still passionate about the idea that games should challenge the creativity of the individuals that play them. Every Arrowhead game has a few core values, no matter what style or genre they are in.

 

 

 

Believability

Everything has to make sense within the world for any particular game. We take great care to respect the rules and boundaries of that universe we have created.

Social Interaction

We love cooperative gameplay. The essence in our games is social interaction between players, and we want the players to interact with and counteract each other.

Creative Gameplay

By giving the player the tools they need to craft their own experience out of the world we have provided, we’re creating freedom of expression and exploration. If the player instinctively wants to do something in the game world, we want to allow them.

Humor

We are known, among other things, for the humor in our games. Gamers and reporters alike often comment on the witty writing, laugh-out-loud moments and humoristic gameplay.

Awards and Nominations

Winner of:

Handheld Game of the Year
Helldivers
DICE Awards 2016

Most Unbelievably Awesome Fun
Magicka
Extra Credits Innovation Awards 2011

Game of the Year
Magicka
Swedish Game Awards 2008

Nominated for:

Small Screen
Helldivers
Nordic Game Awards 2016

Best Art
Helldivers
Nordic Game Awards  2016

Action Game of the Year
Helldivers
DICE Awards 2016

Best PlayStation 4 Game
Helldivers
IGN Best of E3  2014

Fun Office Stats

36 Bananas consumed a week
5 Games are played weekly
2 Company beer nights per month
6 Weeks of paid vacation