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GDC 2011: Angry birds, happy Finns

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… industry has suddenly struck it lucky. Helsinki-based studios produced Alan Wake and Angry Birds, both topping Time magazine’s top 10 list of videogames for 2010. Rovio ’s Peter Vesterbacka was swamped by people wanting photos, and a chance to find out how he managed to sell 100 million game apps featuring birds, slingshots and green space pigs.

But this success is actually a reflection on the vibrancy of the game development scene in Finland. In the early 90′s we had about …

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Crowdopolis 2012

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… you check it periodically) and at the confimed list of speakers here.

Specially priced early birds tickets are going fast, so make sure you buy one now.

Plus, you’ll be able to attend the afterparty to network with all speakers and guests after the final presentation, so you’ll even get that mojito eventually.

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Testing Times

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the lottery, making mobile phone apps is a gamble. Play your cards right and you’ve got Angry Birds. Get it wrong and your app is left in the store with a two star rating, gathering virtual dust.

Back when Apple’s iPhone had an effective “app monopoly”, developers had it relatively easy. Okay, there was always the problem of getting stuff accepted into the app store, but apps only had to be designed for one interface, one handset, one puritanical CEO. iPhone apps still dominate …

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