Studio Spotlight: Grand Cru in Helsinki

Having been called the latest sensation coming out of Finland since Rovio and Supercell numerous times, expectations around Helsinki-based game company Grand Cru and their debut title Supernauts have become pretty high over the past couple of years. But what’s it like inside of Grand Cru? Who are these people? Creative director & co-founder Harri…

Hinterland: Creating Games in the Wilderness

The untamed wilderness is the last place you would think to find a game development studio. Yet that is exactly where Another Castle’s Best Newcomer Studio, Developer, or Publisher of 2013 winner Hinterland can be found. Established in 2012 in Northern Vancouver Island, a team of seasoned veterans formed to create captivating games they could be…

A Day at Gamepoint

Just after Casual Connect Kyiv, I visited our friends at Gamepoint in their offices. It’s a friendly little spot on the coast of the Netherlands, and frankly, I’m a bit jealous. I arrived in Den Haag Central station via train from Amsterdam. The convenient public transportation made my meetings very easy to get to. I…