Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 2, 2014
arrowPress Releases
August 2, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Angry Birds defectors latest to score in Finnish game investment boom
 Angry Birds  defectors latest to score in Finnish game investment boom
November 28, 2012 | By Frank Cifaldi

November 28, 2012 | By Frank Cifaldi
Comments
    Post A Comment
More:



A trio of defectors from Angry Birds maker Rovio are the latest to benefit from a rush of investment money being thrown at mobile game developers in Finland.

Developer Boomlagoon -- which Gamasutra first revealed in April -- has received investment funding from Finland's Jari Ovaskainen and game investment group London Venture Partners. The sum of the investment was not disclosed.

The duo of Ovaskainen and LVP are also investors in Finnish developer Supercell.

The Finnish video game industry has grown 57 percent year-on-year, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. In addition to Boomlagoon and Supercell, Shadow Cities developer Grey Area, mobile game ad network Applifier and Rovio itself have also been the recipients of international venture money as of late.

Boomlagoon was founded by industry veterans (and Angry Birds developers) Antti Sten, Tuomas Erikoinen and Ilkka Halila earlier this year. The first of what Ovaskainen describes as "a compelling pipeline of upcoming titles" is launching "soon."


Related Jobs

Nix Hydra
Nix Hydra — Los Angeles, California, United States
[08.01.14]

Programmer
Nix Hydra
Nix Hydra — Los Angeles, California, United States
[08.01.14]

Game Designer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.01.14]

DevOps Engineer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.01.14]

Animation Programmer










Comments



none
 
Comment: