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Big wins for your gaming business

Angry birds. Clash of Clans. Alan Wake. Finland has produced some of the world’s most iconic chart-topping games, but it’s far from fluke. We’ve fostered a globally connected hub of creative game developers that attract the best talent and investment. Major global gaming giants are based here, as well as dozens of ground-breaking startups.

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200+ active Finland-based gaming studios

Source: Finnish Game Industry Report

A renowned gaming hub

Many of Finland’s homegrown gaming companies might have gone global, but they’re still headquartered in Finland. Global game and tech giants such as AMD, Nvidia, EA, Ubisoft, and Zynga are present in Finland too.

A renowned gaming hub

Many of Finland’s homegrown gaming companies might have gone global, but they’re still headquartered in Finland. Global game and tech giants such as AMD, Nvidia, EA, Ubisoft, and Zynga are present in Finland too.

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200+ active Finland-based gaming studios

Source: Finnish Game Industry Report

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Europe's first gaming company valued at over US $10 billion

Source: Finnish Game Industry Report

Next-generation gaming

In recent years, the Finnish mobile game sector has exploded and produced industry icons like Rovio and Supercell. Leading studios are also fast developing games for wearables, VR, and AI apps, while mapping opportunities in blockchain, cloud gaming, and HTML5.

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Europe's first gaming company valued at over US $10 billion

Source: Finnish Game Industry Report

Next-generation gaming

In recent years, the Finnish mobile game sector has exploded and produced industry icons like Rovio and Supercell. Leading studios are also fast developing games for wearables, VR, and AI apps, while mapping opportunities in blockchain, cloud gaming, and HTML5.

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€100 million private funding 2021–2017

High-level public funding

Public funding has been available for game business development via Tekes since the mid-‘90s. Bolstered by this support, good ideas are becoming world-class games. It shares risks and helps attracts investors too.

High-level public funding

Public funding has been available for game business development via Tekes since the mid-‘90s. Bolstered by this support, good ideas are becoming world-class games. It shares risks and helps attracts investors too.

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€100 million private funding 2021–2017

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The global VR and AR market is already valued at $5.5bn

Monetizing the metaverse

Finnish-based XR companies are claiming their stake in the metaverse and creating virtual worlds, experiences, and content unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We’re bringing a new era to life with advanced Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies that totally reframe the way we game.

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The global VR and AR market is already valued at $5.5bn

Monetizing the metaverse

Finnish-based XR companies are claiming their stake in the metaverse and creating virtual worlds, experiences, and content unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We’re bringing a new era to life with advanced Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies that totally reframe the way we game.

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20+ universities offer gaming education programs

Continued institutional support

Finland was one of the first countries in Europe to introduce game-related education at vocational colleges and universities of applied sciences. We’re committed to empowering the next generation of game researchers and developers.

Continued institutional support

Finland was one of the first countries in Europe to introduce game-related education at vocational colleges and universities of applied sciences. We’re committed to empowering the next generation of game researchers and developers.

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20+ universities offer gaming education programs

Industry contacts

Our network of experts offers local expertise with global insights. We’re happy to help!

Janne Kari

Head of Invest in Finland, Digitalization

Janne Kari

+358 40 5410 580

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