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In Rovio And Supercell’s Wake, Finland’s Gaming Scene Sees A Renaissance | TechCrunch

In Rovio And Supercell’s Wake, Finland’s Gaming Scene Sees A Renaissance | TechCrunch | Finland | Scoop.it

Somehow, 2013 marked the year that Helsinki became a global gaming capital in its own right.

Maybe it was because Supercell, a humble gaming studio that started back in 2010, blossomed into a $3 billion company in less than a year.

Or maybe it was when Rovio announced the two billionth download for Angry Birds with a dubstep dance on-stage from the Finnish National Ballet. Or...

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Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever? - Forbes

Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever? - Forbes | Finland | Scoop.it
In less than a year Supercell has launched two of the biggest apps
in Apple's history. It's now grossing $70 million--a month.

 

Is that Mr. T? The Hog Rider is one of the many characters in Clash of Clans, a game by Finnish developer Supercell.

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Jarrett Johnson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:17 AM

clash of clans 

 

Zack's comment, May 1, 2013 11:24 AM
wow
Zack's comment, May 1, 2013 11:24 AM
realy clash of clans
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Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK)

Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK) | Finland | Scoop.it

"The best people make the best games," says Ilkka Paananen, founder of Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "It sounds simple and perhaps naive, but if you truly believe it then the only thing that matters is getting those people and creating the best possible environment so they stay."

It does sound simple and a little naive, but Supercell'sincredible success hangs over Slush 2013 and is emphasised by the company's opening address to journalists the day before theHelsinki-based startup conference begins. It also doesn't hurt that Supercell is sponsoring Slush's big party and, having earned €1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) for a 51 percent sale in June, the two-year-old company is unlikely to let the bar run dry."

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Good News from Finland - Game developer Supercell secures millions in investment from international partner

Good News from Finland - Game developer Supercell secures millions in investment from international partner | Finland | Scoop.it
The international global venture capital firm Accel Partners has invested 12 million dollars (nearly 8.5 million euros) in the Finnish company Supercell. Supercell made the announcement on its website on May 25th, 2011. This is the second investment by Accel Partners in Finland this year. In March the company invested 42 million dollars in Rovio, the company who developed Angry Birds.
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