Goodbye Kansas Game Invest is constantly looking for video gaming visionaries to develop ideas with. It combines creative, technical and marketing support with investment. It is based in Sweden, one of the world’s leading game development hubs.
The company invests in independent game companies, game studios and game projects. Together with its other creative assets, it helps develop projects and provides financial, creative, technical, and marketing support. Goodbye Kansas Game Invest never exceeds more than 50 percent ownership in the investments. It also contributes in forming tomorrow’s talents and success stories through collaborations and partnerships with schools, universities, incubators and accelerators.
Peter has 25 years of executive leadership in the game and entertainment industry. Past positions include CEO at Bonnier Multimedia, Electronic Arts Nordic and Pan Vision Group. Peter is an avid entrepreneur with a documented capacity to build fast growing companies. His work also includes board positions at privately held companies like Starbreeze, Boss Media and Digital Illusion (DICE).
Thomas Lindgren has more than 15 years as Strategic Advisor, Investor, Board Member and Entrepreneur in the Game Industry. He is among others chairman of the board for Fatshark and CEO of Glorious Games.
Stefan has more than 25 years of experience as Art Director, Designer and Creative Director. He has founded 5 Studios and was one of the key people at Avalanche Studios, where he helped build the studio to more than 250 employees in Stockholm and NYC. Stefan has led teams and developed 15+ games with partners like EA, Activision, SEGA, Square Enix and Warner Bros. He is a published writer (7 books in 7 countries).
Maria Tjärnlund has been in the board of directors for the Pan European Game Association and also CEO for the Nordic Game Association for over 12 years and held board positions in a number of leading Swedish Tech companies such as Fishbrain, Ztorm and Esportal. Maria have a long experience in investing in both tech and game sector.
Dan has more that 10 years industry experience as an producer and project manager, having led teams and game productions ranging from Capcom, EA/Crytek, Warner Brothers to Avalanche Studios self-published theHunter series. He currently holds positions in several educational boards and frequently coaches studio start-ups.
With the fast growth we are experiencing within Goodbye Kansas we are happy to introduce Johan to the team. With a background from the music industry and CEO in a post-production company, amongst others, Johan is responsible for a number of important business dev projects in Goodbye Kansas Group and now also involved in Goodbye Kansas Game Invest.