In late 2015, after more than a decade in our old digs, Avalanche Studios moved houses. We didn’t go far, only about two blocks within the Södermalm area of Stockholm, but it was a big move nevertheless. Almost everyone of our 150 Stockholm-based developers had expressed their hopes, needs and wants for the new studio. The Operations team listened, budgeted and planned it all out.
As part of the move, electricity capacity was increased and cooling improved, as our landlord used to inform us that we “generated heat like we were running a small power plant in their building”.
Seats were outfitted with ample outlets, adjustable height tables and individual lights at the right temperatures to make sure everyone, from artists to programmers, were happy and able to do their best work.