The Finnish Game Awards honoured the best in the Finnish game industry

The Finnish Game Awards 2014, organized for the first time by Suomen pelikehittäjät ry (Finnish game developer’s association), awarded the best game, the sensation, gamers’ choice and the rookie of the year 2013. Furthermore, IGDA-Finland celebrated game industry’s volunteers and Barona launched the first recruitment service build for the needs of Finnish game industry specifically.
For the first time the Finnish Game Awards paraded only Finnish games and game developers. The director of Neogames, the Hub of the Finnish game industry, Koopee Hiltunen noted:

“The game industry has quickly become an engine of the Finnish creative and cultural exports with the booming number of game developers. Consequently, it is only natural that the industry has its own gala focusing only on the creators of Finnish games”

In addition to below mentioned awards, IGDA-Finland honoured the IGDA volunteers working passionately for the Finnish game industry. The nominees of all the categories are listed at the end.
The Finnish Game of the Year 2013: Resogun, developed by Housemarque

The jury, consisting of the board members of the Finnish game developer’s association, underlined:

“The Finnish Game of the Year proves that even in this industry a company can survive, flourish and succeed for a long time. It also proves that you can master the basic skills of game making either best or brilliantly. The Finnish Game of the Year was a success among the critics on its own platform and the players just love it.”

The Finnish Rookie of the Year 2013: Facepalm Games

The jury reasons:

“Finland has traditionally been the country of small and talented developer studios and gifted developer teams. The Rookie of the Year 2013 joins this long line of indie studios that have become or inevitably will become something big.”

The Finnish Sensation of the Year 2013: Theory Interactive’s crowd funding for the game Reset

The jury stresses:

“The Sensation of the Year that was a true Christmas Miracle that proves that generosity has not died and crowd funding is a realistic option even for small game developer studios. Crowd funding can still be the enabler of many small and high quality indie productions. Thus a kind word for the Finnish legislators: please make donation based funding available for Finnish developers.”

The Finnish Gamers’ Choice 2013: Resogun, developed by Housemarque
The Finnish Gamers’ Choice is Resogun developed by Housemarque.  Therefore it was awarded by the Kyöpeli award by the Pelit magazine.


Information about the nominees
The nominees of the Finnish Game of the Year 2013 award:

The nomisees of the Finnish Rookie of the Year 2013 award:

The nominees of the Sensation of the Year 2013 award: