Frequently asked questions
Will I have my own room?
Yes, unless you decide to share a room with someone else.
How much does it cost to live in Spelkollektivet?
For information about packages and prices, click here!
Do I have to work with game development?
In general, our target audience is people working within the game development area, but we do not require it to be your main profession.
Can I bring my life partner?
Yes, and there is not a requirement that your life partner has to work with game development.
How do you handle food preferences and/or allergies?
First and foremost, we try to plan the meals to be suitable for as many as possible and if we can not make it work for everyone we make separate dishes.
When will I be able to move in?
As soon as there is a room available for you.
Is Spelkollektivet like a reality show such as Big Brother?
Are there polar bears in Sweden?
Yes, at the zoo in Orsa you can see polar bears.
How is the climate in Sweden?
It's nice. Check out the weather averages here if you don't believe me.
I need a invitation letter for my Visa, do you provide that?
Yes we do, once the contract is signed you can let us know that you need an invitation letter.
Do I have to surrender my passport to you when arriving?
No, you keep track of your own personal belongings.
For how long can I live there?
There's no limit, but we generally expect people to stay from 1 week to 12 months.
What do the rooms look like?
For information and photos of the rooms, click here!
How will you choose whom will get to live there?
There is, of course, a limited number of rooms, so we might not be able to house everyone that applies. We seek to get a good mix of people and game development skills living with us.
Can I bring my pet?
Yes, there's certain rooms in the main building which allows for pets. The apartments which are next to the main building also allows pets.
Where is the house located?
The house is located in Kronoberg County in southern Sweden (relatively). It is roughly 25 minutes south of Växjö and 45 minutes north of Karlshamn.
How many people will be living at Spelkollektivet?
We have rooms for up to 80 people depending on if people share rooms. Occasionally, there will be more people in the house since we are hosting game jams and other events. But your room is your private area, at all times.
Are there chips/crisps in Sweden?
Yes, we even have a special holiday for it. Every Friday.
Is the internet usage limited?
No, use as much of it as you'd like as long as you're not doing anything illegal or effecting the internet speed too much for others, we have 3x 500/500 Mbit/s fiber connections so it should be fine.
Which airport should I fly to?
We recommend travelling to us via Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. From the airport you then take a train to Växjö, and there a bus to Väckelsång. You can always ask us for help and directions on booking your travel.
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