Finnish Video Games: A History and Catalog

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McFarland, May 11, 2015 - Games & Activities - 332 pages
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In the past three decades Finland’s video game industry has become the backbone of Finnish cultural export. Angry Birds and Clash of Clans are dominating sales around the world and the small Nordic nation has become a gaming superpower. Drawing on more than 60 interviews, this book covers the Finnish video game phenomenon as told by the people behind its success. The history of the industry is documented in detail for the first time. Two hundred game reviews are included, presenting the best (and worst) of commercial video games made in Finland.
 

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1
Introduction
3
Primordial Ooze and Commodore 64 19791989
7
Born in the Basement 19901999
37
WAP Max and Conquering the Globe20002004
76
Industrial Revolution 20052007
122
The Apple 20082011
163
Free Is the New Black 20122013
235
To Infinity and Beyond
301
Bibliography
311
Index
315
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Juho Kuorikoski is a Finnish journalist and a contributor at Pelit magazine, the biggest video game magazine in Scandinavia. Kuorikoski received the Power Player of the Year (2014) Award from the Game Developers Association of Finland. He lives in Finland.

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