Supercell and Angry Birds maker Rovio may grab most of the gaming headlines in Finland, but beyond those two hugely successful companies, there’s what some are calling a second boom in the country’s games industry. So when a new Finnish games studio founded by industry ‘veterans’ launches, it’s hard not to take notice.
That’s just happened in the form of Everywear Games, a new Helsinki-based gaming startup made up of a team comprising former executives from game studios Remedy, Digital Chocolate and Rovio.
Furthermore, the company has picked up backing of around half a million euros (in addition to an undisclosed amount from the Finnish government) from Lifeline Ventures, which previously backed Supercell, and Sunstone Capital, backer of GameAnalytics amongst others.
But perhaps more interesting is that Everywear Games is targeting wearable devices; specifically smart watches, including (and I suspect, primarily) the soon-to-launch Apple Watch […] Read the whole story: http://techcrunch.com.