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Fun and togetherness over games

HELSINKI-INFO is an information bulletin published by the City of Helsinki on the Internet and in print six times a year. Helsinki-info publishes the English Supplement on the net, the last one is viewable as
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Furthermore, a facsimile version of the the new printed bulletin is viewable on these web pages as
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Information on the City’s actualities is available at the City of Helsinki link beside.

The next Helsinki-info and the English Supplement will be published on 2.6.2014 on the Internet and the printed version will be distributed to Helsinki households on week 23/2014.

Fertile ground for game developers

The Helsinki metropolitan area is exceptionally fertile ground for game developers.

“Digital games are a hot industry in Finland, much more so than elsewhere. The community is exceptionally good here in Helsinki,” says Lasse Seppänen, CEO of the Helsinki-based start-up PlayRaven. He speaks with 16 years of professional experience from the field.

The new edition of the English Supplement further explains why and how Helsinki is a hot scene for digital games.

Games are a powerful tool for the Helsinki youth work. Daniel, Casper and Onni intend to have a mobile game ready for Google Play within a couple of months.

“Our main goal is to offer young people a meaningful and rewarding activity in a social environment,” explains Helsinki youth worker Ari Huotari.

The edition also introduces Mohamed Dsouki, who hails from Lebanon. He has been observing life in the Helsinki city centre from his shoe repair shop for the past 20 years.