My name is Jakob Holgersson and I'm a Game Designer.
It's been my dream to work within the game industry since I was in my lower teens. It's the 3D revolution and the prospect of exploring exciting worlds that drew me in. For me, it was a natural decision to study Game Design and my knowledge has a solid foundation within my education, as I have a Bachelor's Degree in Game Design and a Master's in Serious Games. There are basically three things that make me tick as a designer: replayability, tactility, and the interplay between the game world and the story.
To sum me up, I’ve got a solid foundation in my education: Bachelor’s Degree in Game Design and a Master’s Degree in Serious Games. My education has taught me all the necessary fundamentals of software development and game development in particular. This is backed up by experience in the form of four games that I’ve shipped for a wide array of formats, including PC, mobile, and console. I have a strong understanding of modern game engines, having worked with Unity, Unreal, and Source SDK. I possess interdisciplinary skills, with a grasp of not only game design, but also programming and 3D art. I constantly strive to better myself, among others by developing my own games. You can find these under the "Games" list.
I've also always had a knack for languages and writing. I'm trilingual and do my best to speak and write eloquently. Because of this I currently work as an interpreter, a job where I have an excellent user score, and as a Space News Writer and translator. I believe that these skills are directly transferable into the game industry. Not only that, my excellent communications skills combined with my skills within art and programming make me an excellent interdisciplinary communicator, allowing me to communicate with the whole team at a specific level that other designers likely will struggle.
As a person, I'm analytical, positive, and professional. I’m an easy-going person to interact with and go all-in with my work. In terms of games, I’m an omnivore with a preference towards 3D games with open level design. Currently, I’m playing Forza Horizon 4, Generation Zero, and Wreckfest. Going beyond games, I’m a bit of a petrol head, with an interest in history and aspirations to start kitesurfing.
I live in southern Sweden, live near a train station, and own a car. This enables me to commute to either Gothenburg, Malmö, or even Copenhagen. I'm able and willing to relocate for work in the industry.
Welcome to my page. Feel free to browse through this narrow selection of my work.
For any inquiries, please email me at Hello@JakobHolgersson.com