Finland's Game Biz Received €10m In Government Funding

July 8, 2009 -

The government of Finland awarded €10 million to video game firms in 2008, reports Develop.

The funding was distributed by Tekes, the government's technology funding body. Mari Isbom, an advisor to the agency, told Develop: 

Tekes has identified games as a strategically important research and development area and thus one of the key focus areas. Around €10 million were targeted for game companies in 2008 via the Verso programme.

Games like Max Payne and Flatout 2 were developed in Finland, which is also home to Habbo Hotel and N-Gage manufacturer Nokia.


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Re: Finland's Game Biz Received €10m In Government Funding

Always good to see a government with brains, even if I don't live in the country they run.

 
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