In 2020 the Finnish Game Industry celebrated its 25th anniversary. The two oldest studios, Housemarque and Remedy, turned 25 years old and the founding of those studios marks the starting point of the Finnish Game Industry as we know it today, an industry employing 3600 people in 200 studios with over 2 Billion euro of total turnover.
During those 25 years many things have changed and the Finnish Game Industry has transformed from a hobby for recreational enthusiasts to the biggest cultural export industry in Finland. However, the spark of creativity which helped to start the industry is still burning bright. Despite the financial success, the Finnish Game Industry has not stagnated. Creativity and passion for making good games are still very much present.
This website aims to provide a holistic overview of the Finnish Game Industry in 2020. The data and information presented in the following pages is based on interviewing 134 key studios from about 200 game developers in Finland. We wish to thank everyone who has participated in this process. Special thanks to Suomen Pelinkehittäjät ry (Finnish Game Developers Association), Business Finland, City of Helsinki and all the interviewed game studios for their support.
KooPee Hiltunen, Suvi Latva, J-P Kaleva and Elina Tyynelä