Oulu Game Industry 

Oulu is one of the biggest game industry centres in Finland, with over 20 companies operating within game development, business and publishing, on all major platforms. Companies here have strong connections to international game markets and the capability to operate there successfully. The business of these companies is growing steadily and nowadays, over a billion people worldwide have played a game made in Oulu

There are about 200 gaming industry professionals working with Oulu based companies – These people and companies form an active community that organizes many game-related events and other activities together. The Oulu game development community also supports the successful development of emerging businesses and education in the gaming sector. Their mission is to make the city of Oulu, the number one games development environment in the world

Oulu is also home to two game development and business education based institutions: The Oulu University of Applied Sciences (The award-winning Oulu Game Lab) and The Oulu Vocational College.  The Oulu Game Lab is responsible for developing and coaching professional level game developers and teams that produce high quality games.

Mobile Gaming

Bad Crane

Bad Crane's mission is to create games that will delight you. Bad Crane has developed the mobile games "RGB Express" and "Make More!". These games have generated over 25 million downloads combined.
Employees: 4

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BelleGames

BelleGames Ltd. Are developing games for young children, from ages 6+ and for elderly people aged 60+.

http://www.bellegames.net
Berrytale Studios

Berrytale Studios develops innovative reading games for children. Their first title, "Hale's Tale - Learn to Read" is available on Google Play and the iOS App Store.

https://www.berrytalestudios.com/
Empires not vampires Entertainment

Empires Not Vampires Entertainment is a mobile game developer behind the innovative idle builder adventure Tropic Empire. The company focuses on creating fantastic, long-lasting brands and mobile experiences.

http://Webpage link: https://empires.games/
Fingersoft

Fingersoft is the company behind smash hits "Hill Climb Racing" and "Hill Climb Racing 2". With over one billion downloads across all platforms, they’re one of the largest game companies in Finland today. The company was founded in 2012 and has gone from a 2 person team to over 40 people today.

www.fingersoft.net
Happy Hobgoblin

We do VR Application Development (Game and Utilities), Digital Board Games and 3D Modeling. Our core team consists of 7 people. Using Unity as a development platform, we've developed for Android, PC, Mac, and iOS. As of VR tools we use HTC Vive the most. We've been subcontracted to 3d modeling, design, writing and voice show. We are also ready to do more subcontracting and cooperation.

http://www.happyhobgoblin.com
HappyWise

HappyWise is a 2-person software company with over 12 years of experience in games and other software. Our business is b2b and our customers are medium to large size companies. Games we currently develop are mostly small games for exhibitions and advertising but also larger scale simulations for industry. Our main platforms are web and mobile and we make use of technologies such as AngularJS and PHP. We also have products made for Windows and IOS desktops.

http://www.happywise.fi/
Jumibois Games

Jumibois are enthusiastic OGL survivors, who just "got stuck" within the gaming industry. Their team is part of Spawnpoint OSK and have developed two games so far; "Cave Flying" - A 2D retro cave flyer, and "Army of Squirrels" - A turn based strategy game.

Kaamos

Kaamos Games is a creative game studio, founded by game industry visionaries and seasoned ICT veterans. Kaamos possesses the skills and determination to challenge the game industry globally – and have fun while doing it.

http://www.kaamosgames.com/
KOUKOI

Koukoi Games is a mobile game studio of 16 people, developing games for iOS and Android. Their main focus lies in creating great quality games with high profitability and innovation. They work with entertainment IP and game IP holders with the co-development, work for hire and licensing business models. They also work on our own original IPs with the goal of generating the next big hits of the mobile game field.

https://koukoi.com/
LudoCraft

LudoCraft is the most experienced work-for-hire game studio in Finland. They perform contracted work (project sales) and IP development. "We love making games, it’s what drives us forward and it’s what makes us who we are. Most of our team members (20 employees) have been with us for a big part of their professional careers. LudoCraft, founded in 2006, Is privately owned, income funded, profitable, actively looking for investments and new projects. We can develop games for all the platforms that support Unreal, Unity or HTML5."

http://www.ludocraft.com/about-us/
MEIZI GAMES

Meizi Games Oy is a mobile game development company operating at Oulu Game Campus that is currently focusing on quality Racing-games. The company employs 10 people at the moment. The goal of the company is to grow into one of the major game companies in Finland.

www.meizi.fi
NAMIDA DIAMOND FACTORY

Namida Diamond Factory Ltd. was founded in 2004 as Apaja Online Entertainment. Today, Namida is a hardened game industry enterprise represented in Finland by offices in Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu. Together, we form a keen team ready to rock and keep the gaming world hungry for our next smash hit.

www.namida.fi
Pelio Games

We are doing games mainly for Android platforms. However, we have skilled talents for creating games, designing contents and graphics for entertainment and also for other applications that needs audiovisual skills or creativity. We do some of our own production and also subcontracting, when necessary. The design tools are typically 3D Unity and open software tools, C,C#, graphical design tools, Linux and MS. We have also hardware design skills and production/packing expertise.

http://www.peliogames.com
Quantum Shake

Quantum Shake stirs up new, fun and memorable mobile gaming experiences to surprise the gamer time after time. They offer the best tools and RPA for their people to shine! For them, AI is more than a game element. It is a means to operate more efficiently and understand the market better. They work on their own mobile game IPs (for Android and iOS) as well as client projects (HTML5 games, interactive ads, and lectures) to secure a steady cash flow.

Relax Gaming

Relax operates multiple products purely as a B2B supplier within online gambling. The product portfolio currently includes casino, bingo, poker and we have two game studios, one in Sweden and one opening shortly in Serbia.

http://www.relax-gaming.com
ROUND ZERO

Round Zero is the publishing label of Fingersoft Ltd. We use the massive Hill Climb Racing audience to test and evaluate 3rd party mobile games. All mobile game developers are welcome to fill in the application. Once accepted to the evaluation program, we will drive installs and analyse the results. Basically we let our gamers decide, which games we should publish next.

www.round-zero.com
SUPER GOD

Super God develops games for PC and mobile markets. Our passion lies on the details of the game development work. We emphasize gameplay and game feel. We have released two games on Steam and one game on Google Play. We are currently developing two games that will be released in 2018.

www.supergod.fi
Youth Control Games OY

Youth Control Games is a new mobile game company founded to initiate the mobile game extension of record label and publisher company Youth Control. Youth Control Games will develop and publish ‘Mixmstr’ game series and other similar music games for mobile android and iOS platforms utilizing the music catalogue, artist roster and strong music industry network of Youth Control.

PC

HappyWise

HappyWise is a 2-person software company with over 12 years of experience in games and other software. Our business is b2b and our customers are medium to large size companies. Games we currently develop are mostly small games for exhibitions and advertising but also larger scale simulations for industry. Our main platforms are web and mobile and we make use of technologies such as AngularJS and PHP. We also have products made for Windows and IOS desktops.

http://www.happywise.fi/
Iron Sight

Iron Sight is a small but passionate game studio founded in 2015 in Oulu. Our focus is to develop and deliver high quality games and immersive experiences mainly for the PC-platform.

http://www.ironsight.fi
Jumibois Games

We are Jumibois, an enthusiastic OGL survivors, who just got stuck with gaming industry. Our team is part of Spawnpoint OSK. We’ve developed games on our own before joining Spawnpoint. We’ve started our journey in spring 2017 and we’ve released so far two games: Cave Flying, 2d retro cave flyer, in google play and Army of Squirrels. turn based strategy game, in Steam. Now we are in the middle of development for our next title: Viking Escapades, local coop adventure game for pc.

LudoCraft

LudoCraft is the most experienced work-for-hire game studio in Finland. We do contracted work (project sales) and own IP development. We love making games, it’s what drives us forward and it’s what makes us who we are. Most of our team members (20 employees) have been with us for a big part of their professional careers. LudoCraft, founded in 2006, Is privately owned, income funded, profitable, actively looking for investments and new projects. We can develop games for all the platforms that support Unreal, Unity or HTML5.

http://www.ludocraft.com/about-us/
RELAX GAMING

Relax operates multiple products purely as a B2B supplier within online gambling. The product portfolio currently includes casino, bingo, poker and we have two game studios, one in Sweden and one opening shortly in Serbia.

www.relax-gaming.com
Spawn Point

Spawn Point OSK. is a Oulu based game development co-operative. It has 10+ members with a strong skill base in Unity and general game development disciplines, such as game design, graphics design and programming. Spawn Point currently focuses on developing PC games for Steam and other digital platforms, but is interested in entering the console space in the future. Spawn Point recently released Army of Squirrels, a turn-based strategy game (PC/Steam) and is currently developing Gerty, a top-down shooter (PC/Steam).

http://spawnpoint.fi/

VR

Happy Hobgoblin

We do VR Application Development (Game and Utilities), Digital Board Games and 3D Modeling. Our core team consists of 7 people. Using Unity as a development platform, we've developed for Android, PC, Mac, and iOS. As of VR tools we use HTC Vive the most. We've been subcontracted to 3d modeling, design, writing and voice show. We are also ready to do more subcontracting and cooperation.

http://www.happyhobgoblin.com
MeKiwi

MeKiwi Ltd creates immersive Virtual Reality games on Unity 3D engine for both entertainment and non-entertainment purposes. We focus on providing a premium entertainment in Virtual Reality and creating new standards for VR content. Under the same roof you can find game developers also for mobile and web platforms. MeKiwi offers a covering range of digital services. Therefore, we implement both small and large projects with the same enthusiasm, targeting to fulfil the objectives of your business. There are 15 people working at MeKiwi.

https://mekiwi.org/en/homepage/#top