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It’s safe to say that when it comes to games, Oulu means business. The city has been home to a whole host of development studios, publishers and solo entrepreneurs for more than two decades now, with more than 20 companies currently producing a diverse array of ambitious and creative titles. Some recent success stories from our region include:

  • 87% average review score for games published on Steam by Bonus Stage Publishing;
  • €1.5m turnover from Cave Digger, a self-published VR title by MeKiwi;
  • 2bn installations of the popular Hill Climb Racing series, developed by Fingersoft.

So, what’s behind Oulu’s success and longevity in games?

  • A deep knowledge of different technologies and platforms;
  • An ability to combine creativity with business-savvy thinking;
  • A tight-knit community, enabled by groups such as IGDA Oulu.