Screenshot from Battlefield 4‘s Siege of Shanghai.
From humble beginnings to multimillion success, DICE – the developer behind hugely successful Battlefield – is Sweden’s biggest gaming employer. Today’s DICE is about teamwork on a large scale.
At the hub of gaming
Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (DICE) is the game developer behind bestseller Battlefield, a series of online multiplayer first-person shooters (FPS). DICE was founded in 1992 by four guys in the town of Växjö in the south of Sweden.
The company first used a small student accommodation as its headquarters, and only Växjö University students were employed. The office then moved, first to Gothenburg, then to the Swedish capital of Stockholm, which has since become a global gaming hub. In 2004, DICE was acquired by gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA).
The DICE office
The DICE office with over 300 employees is situated in the middle of Stockholm. It’s an office housing ‘youth, hunger and passion for creating games… People come to DICE to change our industry and to make unique, addictive and innovative entertainment’, according to dice.se.
And the company keeps looking for more people. For non-Swedes interested in working there, DICE has produced a special brochure about Sweden and what it’s like to work there.
‘The team should have fun’
Patrick Bach, executive producer for Battlefield, heads a large number of people working with the game and knows that the team is the key to success.
‘I need to make sure I have a good team, and I need to make sure everyone knows what the project is’, Bach says. ‘They should have the necessary information to do the work of their life, and they should have fun while doing that.’ (Source: dice.se)
Last updated: 16 October 2014