Sweden has been a prominent figure in the world of video games since the industry was in its cradle. There are several world-renowned game developers in Sweden, and some of the most appreciated games of all time have come out of Sweden. The trend of Sweden being at the forefront of the industry has continued into the era of smartphone gaming. But which of the myriad of mobile games do the Swedes themselves prefer to play?
Not only in Sweden, but in most of the Nordic countries, online gambling is extremely popular. In Sweden, visiting online casinos and playing poker online is a pastime that has been well established since the early 00s. Nowadays, almost all online gambling sites either exist as apps or are suited to smartphones; thus, it has become one of the most popular types of games to play on our phones.
Several leading igaming companies, such as NetEnt, are based in Sweden, so maybe it’s only natural that the Swedes are so fond of playing online casino games.
King, the Swedish developer of mobile games, is one of Sweden’s most successful gaming companies. Fittingly, King’s global juggernaut, Candy Crush Saga, is the most popular smartphone game among Swedish Android and iPhone users right now. What makes it even more impressive is that King’s sequel to the game, Candy Crush Soda Saga, also is one of the most popular games on both platforms.
The global Pokémon GO craze of a few years ago is over since long, but that doesn’t mean the Swedes have stopped playing the game. Niantic’s augmented reality game continues to rank among the most popular in Sweden, both on Android and iPhone.
If you thought people didn’t play Pokémon GO anymore, you were wrong. The Swedes seemingly won’t stop until they have caught them all.
One of the most downloaded mobile games in Sweden right now is Coin Master from Moon Active. In this game, you can build your own villages as well as attack other players’ villages.
Coin Master is one of the most popular games in many European markets, but it is no surprise it is a success in Sweden in particular. We have already mentioned the Swedes’ fondness of online casinos, and Coin Master actually uses gambling mechanics in the game. For example, you must spin an in-game slot machine to receive coins to establish your villages.
Roblox is the game that calls itself a virtual universe, and it is immensely popular among younger generations, both in Sweden and globally. In Roblox, the players can play a variety of different games as well as create their own games. Roblox is also used as a social platform among its players, further contributing to its success.
Mobile games are not a new occurrence, for those who grew up with a Nokia phone for example, you know how thrilling the game “Snake” was. And since then mobile gaming have slowly but surely been evolving. With today’s smartphones there seems to be no limits to what a game can do, and the more interactive the better.
The smartphone is by far the most used device for playing games, and the above games (and types of games) are the ones Swedes tend to prefer in 2022.