Finland in the U.S., Newsletter January 2013

Finnish games fly higher and higher

Finnish mobile games have taken the world by storm, and there's no end in sight for the growth of the local games industry, which is set to bypass the on-billion-euro benchmark in total turnover before 2020.

The national bird of Finland may be the whooper swan, but around the world a very different sort of Finnish fowl has become famous. The Angry Bird, created by Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment, has become one of the most internationlly recognisable video game icons of the 21st century. The phenomenal success of Rovio's franchise is far from a fluke however, as Finland hosts one of the most active and rapidly expanding video game industries in the world.

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