Helsinki mobile game developer Motorious Entertainment said it has raised $894,000 (€800,000) in a new round of funding. That will help the company gear up for its debut mobile title, Top Gear Road Trip.

The money comes from the Finnish government’s Finnvera Venture Capital and Nordea’s Startup and Growth Services… – Read more

Big Bang Racing developer attracts Korea Investment

Mobile game developer Traplight, a studio focused on user-generated content (UGC) games, announced today that its latest funding round has led to an additional $2.7 million of funding, raising the studio's total investment to $5 million. Traplight's first UGC mobile game Big Bang… – Read more

Newsbrief: Finnish mobile studio Traplight has secured $2.7 million in funding, taking the developer's total lifetime investment to $5 million.

The latest round was led by venture capitalist investor Korea Investment Partners, and was bolstered by previous investors Sunstone Capital and Finnvera.

Traplight specialize in user-generated content games, and will use the cash to expand and polish new projects following the launch of its debut title, Big Bang Racing.

Helsinki-based developer Small Giant Games has closed a €5.4 million ($5.7 million) funding round to grow its latest game Empires & Puzzles.

The Investment was led by Stockholm-based EQT Ventures. Early investors Creandum, Spintop Ventures, PROfounders and First Fellow Partners all contributed to the round as well.

The funds… – Read more

Suomalainen pelifirma Motorious Entertainment on napannut lisenssin tehdä pelejä BBC:n supersuositusta Top Gear -ohjelmasta.

Top Gear on BBC:n myydyin ohjelmatuote kansainvälisesti. Autoja käsittelevää sarjaa voi pitää yhtenä maailman katsotuimmista tv-ohjelmista. BBC:n mukaan uusi kausi on myyty 130 maahan. Tulevista peleistä odotetaan myös suosittuja: niitä on tarkoitus levittää BBC:n Top… – Read more

Helsinki start-up will be developing free-to-play mobile games based on the long-running TV show

A seed funding round has seen Motorious Entertainment receive $566,000 towards its next titles.

The studio will develop three free-to-play games for iOS and Android based on the BBC's Top Gear franchise, starting with match-three puzzler… – Read more

Finnish mobile developer Traplight has revealed that its first game, Big Bang Racing, has achieved one million downloads in its first week of release.

The puzzle-racer allows players to create, share, and play their own levels. Over 100,000 user-generated levels were created during the first three days of release.

… – Read more

Way back in January of last year, developer Traplight Games announced their mobile game project, a side-scrolling physics racer called What On Earth! where its standout feature was a touchscreen-optimized level editor which would allow the entire game to be based around user-generated content. After beta testing the game for… – Read more

ArcticPlay commercial director Totti Nyberg explains why the studio adopted a completely new approach to free-to-play for the mobile skateboarding title

What makes Hoodrip’s free-to-play business model unique?

When we talk about free-to-play, we really mean it. Hoodrip is not just free of all in-app purchases, it’s also free of… – Read more

Finnish game development startup Arctic Play has created a unique business model for mobile gaming which allows users to win physical rewards.

Arctic Play’s first game, Hoodrip, was released last month in partnership with skateboarding companies Transworld Skateboarding and Skate Delux who provide physical rewards such as skateboards for players… – Read more


Retro Shot (Free on iOS, Android) – From Superplus Games and publisher SPYR, Retro Shot contains elements from miniature golf and pinball, as players are challenged to move a ball through obstacle courses without running out of moves. Players drag their finger on the screen to aim their shots using a laser trajectory line, and release to fire. Depending on the stage, players may need to watch out for obstacles like bumpers, bombs and conveyor belts (as examples) as they make their way to the goal.


Farm Away! on iOS

Above: Farm Away! on iOS. 
Image Credit: Futureplay Games

Look out, FarmVille and Hay Day.

Futureplay Games, a mobile-game studio created by former Rovio executive vice president Jami Laes, has unveiled its debut title, Farm Away!. The new game from the Helsinki studio will debut on… – Read more