Oulu mobile game startup inks deal to roll out tie-in game for Hollywood film

Oulu-based mobile game firm Koukoi Games may have hit a gold seam, after signing a contract to develop a tie-in mobile game for the upcoming 3D animated comedy film, Ferdinand. The deal with the 20th Century Fox subsidiary FoxNext Games places the Oulu game studio in the same company as the likes of Rovio, who created an Angry Birds spin-off for the animated film Rio.

Mobile game firm Koukoi Games announced last Thursday that it had picked up an offer from 20th Century Fox subsidiary FoxNext Games to produce an untitled companion game for the movie studio’s upcoming 3D animated film, Ferdinand.

The company’s latest breakthrough comes after taking in a million-euro financing round from entertainment-specialised venture capital firm, IPR VC and state innovation financier Tekes, for development of licensed mobile games.

Read the full story at yle.fi.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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