Finnish Game Industry Is Booming


According to International Game Developers Association, Finnish game industry grew 57 per cent last year, now worth € 165 million. The figures express the success of companies like Rovio and Supercell.

Supercell CEO Mr. Ilkka Paananen said to Bloomberg that Rovio’s example of becoming global from Finland is very inspiring and motivating. Paananen states that Helsinki is the best city to build games at the moment. According to him, Supercell is making “clearly above $500,000 a day” from its games, Hay Day and Clash of Clans. In 2011, company received a $12 million investment from Accel Partners.

In August 2012, Rovio’s CEO Mikel Hed and Game Manager Mr. Petri Järvilehto spoke to GamesIndustry International about Rovio’s success. Hed states that they are fairly confident that Angry Birds has become a mainstream brand and phenomenon. They see a bright future for Angry Birds and they believe they can base a very solid and sustainable business on it, especially as they have diversified to many areas. He continues that the business they have built around Angry Birds helps building up new franchises as well. (Source: , 26.11.2012)

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