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.