The Finnish game industry held a socially distant celebration of its 25th anniversary with the Finnish Game Awards gala. In a digital event for invited guests, nine awards and accolades were given out with Remedy taking home the most awards including Finnish Game of the Year for Control.
The Finnish Game Awards also saw the unveiling of the Pelimetsä Project. The project, launched last year aims to protect biodiversity in Finland and has so far raised almost half a million Euros which has been used to conserve more than 130 hectares of Finnish forest. The project, which was set in motion by people within the industry, is set to continue in the coming years under the guidance of the Finnish Game Developers’ Association.
The categories and winners are:
IGDA Volunteer of the Year 2019: Joonas Häll.
Power Player of the Year 2019: Sonja Ängeslevä.
Rookie of the Year 2019: Resistance Games.
Applied Game Award 2019: Pikku Kakkosen Eskari / Pikku Kakkonen App Team.
Best Creative Achievement of the Year 2019: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince / Frozenbyte.
Big Screen Game of the Year 2019: Control / Remedy Entertainment.
Small Screen Game of the Year 2019: Oceanhorn 2 / CornFox & Brothers Games.
Finnish Game of the Year 2019: Control / Remedy Entertainment.
You can watch The Finnish Game Awards 2020 on YouTube at http://www.neogames.fi/fga2020.