Edge magazine has done a feature of Finland’s growing game industry. The two-part feature’s first part introduces the industry in brief whilst the second part is a nice discussion with some of Finland’s most successful game companies’ and institutes’ key personnel. The feature also includes profiles of each company.http://www.polarcade.com/2011/07/15/finlands-game-industry-in-the-spotlight-in-edge-magazine/
This is due, in no small part, to an international focus stamped not just into the DNA of developers here, but of nearly every Finn. Finland has a population of only 5.4 million and, as we learn, the small domestic market provided by this modest population means that companies from every sector are looking outwards to the global market. More than that, high localisation costs result in the nation’s children watching films and TV, listening to music and playing games in English.
Suomessa monen pelintekijän juuret ovat klassisen tietokone aikakauden legendoissa eli Commodore Amigassa ja sen demokulttuurissa.