Takeaways from Interactive Denmark’s inspirational trip to Helsinki
The Finnish game industry is doing very well. Finnish game companies generate an annual revenue of €2.4 bn. (2015), and 95% of that is exports. The Finnish game industry is generating 10 percent of the total global revenue in mobile games. This puts Finland in the top of the international game development league among countries like Japan and USA.
This paper summarizes takeaways from Interactive Denmark’s inspirational trip to Helsinki on November 29-30. 2016. The participants included 16 stakeholders from and around the Danish game industry including investors, policy makers, intermediaries and game companies (see appendix for list of participants). The purpose of the trip was to get a deeper understanding of how and why the Finnish game industry has performed so well. The aim of this paper is to provide inspiration for policy makers, the Danish game industry and the stakeholders around it. During the trip, we met central policy makers and public stakeholders, intermediaries, investors and game developers.