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Re: [linuxgames] Game Developers Conference

On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Adam D. Moss wrote:

>Jan Ekholm wrote:
>> Heh, nothing is even close to this whole country. :) But Finland isn't
>> really a big center for games development. Well, actually, you can't find
>> anything related to games development here, let alone Linux or Linux game
>> development.
>Remedy Entertainment put Finland on the gaming map, didn't
>they?  If nothing else then for Max Payne not actually sucking
>very much despite its purgatorial development lifetime. :)
>Don't know what the games industry as a whole is like over
>there though.  Considering that the '90s demo scene was
>practically centred there I'm surprised the game industry
>isn't larger.

I think there are a few companies that make games, of which Remedy is the
most known. I think we have a few smaller ones that have released a game
or two. All in all the situation is a bit sad, so it's no wonder there are
no conferences or similar here. Not that I'd actually want to work in
games development, seems to be a pretty horrible industry to be in, but it
would be fun to have some game related development "action" over here. 

"It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said.
              "Have you thought of going into teaching?"  
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