The Sweden wiki last edited by fisk0 on 08/01/14 02:13PM View full history

General Info

Sweden is a Nordic country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. It borders with Norway to the west and Finland to northeast, and is connected to Denmark in the south by the Öresund Bridge.

Sweden is the third largest country in EU by area and has a total population of approximately 9.3 million.

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm, which is also the largest city in the country.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government and a highly developed .

It is not known when and how The Kingdom of Sweden was formed.

In the 17th century it expanded its territories to form The Swedish Empire. Most of its conquered territories were lost in the 18th and 19th century. Finland, then under Swedish rule was lost to the Russian Empire in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved in warfare was in 1814, when Sweden forced Norway into a union as a compensation for the loss of Finland. Since then, Sweden has been a relatively peaceful country with neutrality in wartimes, only officially participating in peacekeeping operations, even though it was caught multiple times throughout the cold war aiding NATO in spy operations against the Soviet Union.

Fun Facts

The first known commercial video game developed in Sweden was Space Action for the Commodore 64, released in 1983.

Sweden is the home of Djungelvrål and "Hockey powder" (also known as "demon candy from hell"). The pop sensation ABBA is also one of Sweden's biggest cultural exports to the world.

Rally sport is very popular in Sweden and many Rally games feature Swedish racetracks.

Also, Swedish teams and arenas/stadiums are often featured in NHL and FIFA games as ice hockey and football are the two most popular sports in the country. FIFA 09 offered Swedish play-by-play commentary in free DLC.

Swedish Developers

Thanks to it's early adoption of computers and the Internet, Sweden is home to many developers, many of them starting out in the Commodore 64 and Amiga demoscene. Current Swedish developers are:

Defunct developers:

There are also several companies creating casual games for the iPhone, Xbox Live etc., including SouthEnd Interactive, the makers of ilomilo.

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