Goodbye Kansas Group AB (publ) is the leading company specializing in visual content and cutting-edge technology listed at Nasdaq First North.
The company develops products and solutions based on advanced technology; Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), VFX production, Game Cinematics, Performance capture & scanning, Digital Humans and Real Time animation.
The Group has 300+ employees - talents and artists and has world-leading companies in TV, film, streaming, gaming, industry and e-commerce as customers. Some of the world- leading customers are Netflix, Amazon, Sony, Disney, Warner, SAAB, Electrolux, SJ, AlfaLaval, Cargotec, Shopify, MSI ltd and Pixels.com.
Through the convergence of visual content and technology, Goodbye Kansas Group is perfectically positioned to leverage on the synergies between the group of companies while meeting the ongoing demands and adoption of new technological visual experiences of the global market.
The Group comprises of:
Goodbye Kansas Studios Visual experiences for film, TV and games
Infinite Entertainment - Film/ TV co-productions & IP development.
Vobling Virtual training and XR
Sayduck 3D/AR SaaS solutions for e-commerce
Virtual Brains Location based mobile games
Plotagon 3D animated film engine
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Headquartered in Stockholm with additional offices in London, Helsinki, Vilnius, Belgrade, Los Angeles, Manila and a foothold in Beijing allowing the group to meet the demands of the global market.
The analogue world moves into the digital world both in our daily life and at work. People expect the environments of the digital world to be more authentic than ever. Goodbye Kansas builds its business model on that insight; applies cutting-edge technology, combining it with world-class artistry and the development of its own IP and scalable products.
The group creates products and services by combining this know how in new ways for the best visual experience. The technologies are Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), VFX production, Cinematics, Performance Capture & Scanning, Digital Humans and Real Time animation.
The digital entertainment industry in film, gaming and streaming services is growing strongly. The rapid technological development of computers, mobiles, tablets and VR headsets creates great demand for content consumed through both flat screens and more actively in interactive 3D worlds.
The technology combined with visual content is not only in demand from the entertainment industry, but creates new conditions in everything from online shopping to applications in the industrial sector.
The convergence of digital evolution is clear; for example, the Group uses game engines to create real-time VFX for film and TV as well as for the development of VR simulators for the enterprise market or to visualize 3D products over the web via our SaaS platform.
The Group has a clear strategy to seize the opportunities that now exist in film, gaming, streaming and immersive tech (XR). The markets are in strong growth and converge on content, technology and across customer segments.
The entertainment industry is rapidly converging and becoming more and more influential in people’s everyday lives. New forms of entertainment are today breaking their boundaries, bringing untold new possibilities for companies who can think and operate across fields.
The company is built upon the strong belief that this convergence would increase in importance. The group is uniquely positioned to leverage the strengths across industries - both within and outside entertainment
The Group has identified a number of strategic areas below. You find additional information in the Annual Report
Bublar and Goodbye Kansas started their own journeys five years back and has since then grown and developed their businesses. Their routes covering visualization based on cutting edge technology came closer to each other which ended up in a common route - the result of a merger in 2020.
Bublar Group was founded late 2015, focusing development on a platform for augmented reality, location-based mobile gaming. Since then, the company has developed and grown by acquisitions and broadening of the business into the visualisation and XR areas.
New forms of entertainment are today breaking their boundaries, bringing untold new possibilities for companies who can think and operate across fields. When Goodbye Kansas was founded in 2014, the company was built upon the strong belief that this convergence would increase in importance.
Change of name to Goodbye Kansas Group from Bublar Group
Signing license deal with MGA (US).
Co-producing with Netflix and Spike Lee
Acquisition of Plotagon. Plotagon recently entered an agreement with the South Korean online company Naver Z who operates the popular avatar platform ZEPETO with 180 million users worldwide.
Goodbye Kansas wins the Swedish Government's Export Prize
As from May 2020 Goodbye Kansas is part of the Bublar family. The deal provides the opportunity to create a unique powerhouse for digital experiences based on cutting edge technology.
On 11th of November 2019, the Bublar share is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
The acquisition of the Finnish Augmented Reality company Sayduck, is finalized in July. With a variety of XR solutions and offerings, Bublar Group has become the leading Nordic XR technology company.
Goodbye Kansas moves into a new HQ in Stockholm, an eco-friendly building designed especially for Goodbye Kansas, including a state-of-the-art Performance Capture studio and 3D Face & Body Scanning facilities.
Release of Cyberpunk 2077 trailer with 60 million+ viewers, produced by Goodbye Kansas Studios
Bublar Group enters a license agreement with Japanese Sanrio, owner of the global brand Hello Kitty, regarding the development of a location-based AR mobile game.
Bublar Group grew when the Swedish AR/VR company Vobling AB was acquired.
Goodbye Kansas opens offices in Los Angeles. Goodbye Kansas is nominated for 12 awards and wins six: the "Overkill's The Walking Dead trailer "Grant" wins six awards and a TVC for "Dancing on Ice" wins two.
Following the merger of four of the Swedish specialized studios in the company group, Goodbye Kansas Studios was founded bringing game cinematics production, VFX, 3D Animation, Creature & Character design and capture/scanning together under one roof.
Bublar Group grows and becomes a small game studio focusing on development of the platform in parallel to designing and producing the first consumer product built on the platform.
Goodbye Kansas UK is founded in London, focusing on VFX for Film/TV.
The Goodbye Kansas subsidiary Infinite Entertainment is founded, focusing on IP development and co-production in film/TV.
The company Bublar is founded.
The brand Goodbye Kansas is founded.