Best Fiends creator Seriously Ltd has been awarded the fifth annual “Finnish Game Developer of the Year” award at DigiExpo 2014 in Helsinki.
The winner was elected by a jury comprised of members from Neogames Finland and FIGMA. The value of the prize, awarded by Suomen Messusäätiö, was 3000 EUR.
The jury motivated their choice as follows: “Seriously is not only an excellent game studio but also a fine example of second-round start-up boom, which is also an indication of the maturity of the Finnish game industry. Its early stage funding, international relations, an expert team of professionals and quickly released first game are typical characteristics of these second-round start-ups. Game development and succeeding in the game market is never easy, but as the industry grows older and developers gain experience, we can expect more start-ups with a strong professional base such as Seriously to have a great chance to succeed.”
About Seriously Ltd
Seriously was founded 2013 by game industry veterans from companies such as Remedy, Digital Chocolate, Rovio and Recoil Games. Despite the company’s young age, the studio has not only secured significant funding but also released their first game, Best Fiends. The title shot to immediate success and a whopping one million downloads the first six days after release.