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.
I've built off of my academic foundations and expanded my skills through the release of four games to date, games in diverse genres that have been released for PC, mobile, and console. I'm currently a Lead Game Designer at Learning Yogi, an amazing and fulfilling job that puts my skills to good use.
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 to the game industry. Not only that, my excellent communication skills combined with my skills in 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 easygoing person to interact with and go all-in with my work. In terms of games, I’m an omnivore who prefers 3D games with open level design. 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