Stunlock Studios was founded in 2010 by a group of enthusiastic game development students in Skövde, Sweden, who joined together in their common love of competitive gaming. Together we’ve built one of Scandinavia's finest game studios by working as a team and dreaming big.
We have 45 people on our team, each gifted with their own unique skill set and bringing something new to the table. Here your opinions matter and your voice is always heard as we hold passion, diversity, and loyalty as the highest ideals.
At Stunlock we don’t just work together - we travel together, exercise together, and grow together. Our high retention and happy developers speak volumes - when you become a part of the team, you become a part of the family.
Our office is the ideal showcase for your creativity. With a comfortable environment and challenging projects, Stunlock is the perfect place to start your career in the games industry or showcase your years of experience.
"Passion, Diversity, and Loyalty."Stunlock Team
Boxing. Especially against Ilves or Rickard.
Quake. Played it a lot.
I had a dedicated Pong console when I was five.
The first was Pong on my console. But my first favorite game was Metroid on NES.
I was hired after a six week long internship, replacing the then current resident imaginary sound designer Steve. He did not get a lot done...
The openness regarding everything that concerns the studio, and clear, transparent communication between the different disciplines.
Went Kayaking once, got blisters, had fun.
Commodore 64 with a Datassette cassette player. No fancy floppy drive for me.
In the summers there are amazingly beautiful roads and environments just outside the city, a dream for motorcyclists. In the winters there are loads of friends to play games with.
So far I have to say Thai House, they have an insane buffet in the evenings.
Found Bloodline Champions back in the summer of 2009. Being in love with the game, I ended up volunteer working with the tournaments at Dreamhack in Jönköping.
After moderating and helping out with the Bloodline Champions community for a while, I got a summer internship at the studio and got hired after that, and here I am!
The awkward yoga exercises.
Alchemist! No! Spearmaster! Inhibitor! AAAAAAARGH This is an impossible question to answer!
I would be a Swedish brown bear.
Since it lives in the Swedish environments but sleeps through the endless and cold winter.
The first vague memory I have of playing a game is playing Commander Keen.
I worked on a school project at the university together with Peter Ilves and was asked to help out with a new project. That new project turned out to be Bloodline Champions and I have been here since then.
I get to create awesome characters and have a lot of input in the development of the games we make.
Was at a friends house, and he had a Sega master with the game Alex the kidd. Few days later my dad came home with a NES and I have been in love with games ever since.
Ranid Assassin! Because he is smooth, cool and can jump all over the place. Also I like to be able to stealth!
Long story short: BLC was released shortly before I was going to apply for university and I found it really impressing. I knew I wanted to get into game development so I applied to the school where the game was originally made. Three years of studying later I knew it was time to go for it so I knocked on their door and to ask if I could apply for an internship. I got the internship and when that ended I got offered a job to stay at the studio.
That we share a high level of ambition and everyone's open for discussions.
Go. It's so simple but so deep and the design is arguably flawless. It's also a great alternative if you want to people to think you're smart even though you dislike chess.
For me, it's definitely the concentration of people who share my love for nerdy things.
Alpina. Their pizzas are tasty and big enough to last you a day. It's a bit of a walk to get there and I don't go there often, but when I do it's awesome.
I've been part of the team from the day that the original group of university students that made BLC found each other.
An Amiga 500 that I inherited from my older brothers, along with a huge crate filled with disquettes :)
Probably a cat. Playing, sleeping and simply doing what I want while still getting complimented, sheltered and being fed with food sounds like a lifestyle I could enjoy.
Grimrog. I love playing supportive characters, but I also like being able to go on the aggressive when needed. I feel that Grimrog supports these two playstyles very well, partly because of the optional ways of using his abilities that opens up complex situational playstyles that I'm not even close to mastering even to this day.
I did my final thesis for my baccalaureate degree at Stunlock. Then I got an offer to work at Stunlock, the rest is history
Monopoly, the joy of seeing your opponents getting bankrupt on your property... Just make me all warm and fuzzy inside!
The Billingen "mountain", more like a hill I guess. With all the nature that comes with it.
Thai House with the Mongolian BBQ!
Kind of tricky to only name one thing. I really enjoy working with something that I have an active interest in, and the problem solving nature of game design and gameplay implementation is very appealing to me. Also the fact that working overtime is nearly never needed and our approach to exercise!
Hmm, that's a tough one. Probably any of the really exhausting ones to be honest. If you're going to workout might as well go all out.
I never have a good answer for this question, it's so hard to pick just one game, especially when I enjoy different games for different reasons. For now, I guess I can say Super Smash Bros Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube. The reason why is that it's a game that at first glance seems like a simple fun party game, but in truth there is almost endless depth to the game on a competitive level (if you doubt me, just go check out some professional matches! It's crazy!). Trying to learn all the difficult things about that game and competing with other people is just so much fun.
I liked the art style of BLC, so I did my internship here and got hired afterwards.
Don't know about favorite of all times, but I've played WoW the most.
I go riding a few days a week.
The people are friendly. Even though it's a small town, the opening hours for shopping are all right!
Glädje, I like the atmosphere and decor.
I remember one of our early Beta tests in our first office which we had just moved into. We for some reason we ran the server on one of the worst PCs in the office. So everything crashed, of course. So during the test we began changing to a new server! It worked in the end! We got home at like 03:00 am, exhausted but happy!
We had a commadore 64, it's probably older than I am and we still have it. Don't think it work tho... Should look into that, some Bubble Bobble would be fun!
Quizes at the local pubs, board game nights and baking is what I do when I want to get away from the PC for a while.
It's close to everything! Walking distance to everything, shopping, good food, nature. And even Gothenburg and Stockholm is pretty close if you feel like getting out of town!
Finding interesting solutions to problems is what I'm passionate about, and Stunlock Studios knows the value of Innovation and RnD. Richard Frisegård is also the best and most caring CEO I've ever worked with.
Last winter’s cross country skiing class was amazing! Learned a lot and had fun!
Arcanum. The setting, storytelling and gameplay makes for an amazing RPG experience!
Zombicide! It's so diverse and complex, especially with lots of expansions. And on top of that, it's co'op!
Being able to do what you always dreamt of, making games for a living! It is also a very challenging, creative and fun thing to do! Who would have known? :P
I like the more "wacky games" that we sometimes come up with when the weather allows for it, like a Capture the Flag style of game or some kind of mix between other sports, like soccer and handball.
One exciting thing when making a game is to watch others play your game. One of the first times being at Dreamhack with BLC and giving out keys to eager players, watching them play at our small booth and having some of them keep coming back to play more. That is one of the best experience you can have!
Igniter of course! Why do I like him the most? He is the first character that we made, and I also like that he looks kind of funny when he walks around. He also shoots fireballs at the enemy, which is cool!
Sushiyaki! Because I love seafood and sushi! And they make the best sushi in town!