August 27, 2019
The daily brief: 27 August 2019
Finnish studio Seriously behind the very popular Best Fiends cartoon-style mobile game is being acquired by Playtika.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Seriously, Remedy and Pöyry make headlines.
Finnish game studios Seriously and Remedy have some big news, and Finnish consulting and engineering firm Pöyry has won an assignment for a major pulp mill expansion in Brazil.
Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment has, along with Italian video game publisher 505 Games, released its new game Control on Playstation 4, Xbox On, and PC. The third-person action-adventure takes place in a secretive agency in New York that has been invaded by an otherworldly threat. As the agency’s director Jesse Faden, the player must take back control with the help of supernatural abilities. Remedy is known for its cinematic single-player action games, including Max Payne and Alan Wake.
Pöyry has won an engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) assignment from Bracell for the expansion of a pulp mill in Lençóis Paulista, state of São Paulo, Brazil. Pöyry will develop the balance of plant (BoP) of the project and be responsible for aspects such as interconnections between all process areas and complementary systems. The major expansion will increase capacity at the mill from 250 000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes a year.
Finnish mobile game studio Seriously is being acquired by Israeli gaming giant Playtika. The purchase price has not been revealed, but it was estimated at 230–350 million euros by Finnish financial publication Talouselämä. Seriously is most famous for its cartoon-like mobile game Best Fiends, which has been downloaded nearly 100 million times and has almost two million active daily users.
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