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HEIRS OF MATOPELI: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF FINNISH MOBILE GAMES

Juho Kuorikoski



 

"Heirs of Matopeli: The Incredible Story of Finnish Mobile Games" is a compact overview of the development and turning points in the world of Finnish mobile gaming. It depicts how game design has evolved over the decades as technology, distribution networks, and audience numbers have grown.


Taneli Armanto's creation, Matopeli (Snake), was one of the world's first mobile games when it was released in 1996. Bundled with Nokia's mobile operating system, the game captivated audiences and even hosted international competitions. The success of the Matopeli (Snake) paved the way for the first Finnish mobile game studios, and their success in the global gaming market has been remarkable.


Following Nokia's dominance in the mobile phone market, Finnish mobile games achieved global recognition with titles like Rovio's Angry Birds and Supercell's games. Alongside these giants, other game companies quickly rose to prominence, such as Small Giant Games and Seriously.


The book tells the story of the strategies that have led to success in the global gaming industry, what is happening now, and what the future holds.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

Finnish

Hardcover

9789523757080

2023

214

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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TAGS


Publishers: #MinervaKustannus (Minerva Kustannus)

Languages: #Finnish

Format: #Hardcover

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2023


Companies:

#Rovio (Rovio)

#Seriously (Seriously)

#SmallGiantGames (Small Giant Games)

#Supercell (Supercell)


Public Figures:

N/A


Games:

#AngryBirds (Angry Birds)

#Snake (Snake [Matopeli])


Misc:

N/A


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