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EVERYONE IS A GAMER.

Playforia Game Studio’s philosophy is built on a foundation of inclusivity. From our early days nurturing a strong and diverse
user community around Playforia.net, every in-house game crafted by our team was developed with this tenet in mind.
No matter age or ability, the gaming experience is for everyone. Playforia’s team of talented artists, social engineers,
digital creatives and business experts maintain this outlook today, taking our combined knowhow
and love of this industry into the world of mobile gaming.

Everyone truly is a gamer. It’s Playforia Game Studio’s mission to bring the joy of gaming
to as many people across all demographics, around the world.

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GAMES

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BUBBLES IQ

is the brain-training Bubble-popping game that keeps your mind sharp with levels of challenging fun. Train your brain while enjoying our ever-changing backgrounds and Bubble themes. Play with friends and family, play Team IQ challenges and compete to become the
King or Queen of your city!

PLAY BUBBLES IQ ON FACEBOOK

DOWNLOAD ON APP STORE

DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

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POKER IQ

Enjoy Texas Hold’em poker with our very own Poker IQ! Jet around the world in increasingly challenging poker venues like Monte Carlo, Atlantic City and more! Amass a wealth of chips by playing smart, being daring and bluffing your competition. Can you become the King or Queen of your city?

PLAY POKER IQ ON FACEBOOK

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WORDZ IQ

Are you a word wiz? Wordz IQ is our competitive word knowledge game, where you create as many words possible before time runs out. Use your vocabulary knowledge to score big points, compete in group challenges using Team IQ and even become King or Queen of your own city by being the best word writing wonder around!

PLAY WORDZ IQ ON FACEBOOK

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GEMS IQ

Gems IQ is the gem matching game that brings colorful play to life with fun effects, beautiful gems and fantastic competition! Mix and match gem combinations to boost your score, enjoy great Gems IQ Team Challenges and become the top player in your city!

PLAY GEMS IQ ON FACEBOOK

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AAPELI

Aapeli is our online gaming site, with over fifty fun browser games to play. Card games, mini-golf, pool, word games and so much more; Aapeli is Playforia’s original home for online entertainment.

PLAY AAPELI ONLINE

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ABOUT US

Playforia began over a decade ago, amassing an online community across fifteen countries around a small, dedicated team of game developers in Finland. With over sixty games created in-house and hosted on our servers to this day, Playforia.net transformed into one ofthe earliest social media platforms for dedicated social gamers.

Today, Playforia Game Studio makes its home in the heart of Helsinki, the epicenter of an ever-growing mobile gaming phenomenon, where some of the most widely recognizable titles in the world were born. Playforia has taken its years of demonstrable success and a strong philosophical ethic of designing original gaming experiences for everyone, and placed it firmly in the mobile gaming biosphere.


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ILPO KUOKKANEN

CEO

Playforia CEO, Ilpo holds the majority of the company after acquiring shares from the former capital investor in July of 2013.

Ilpo is a visionary entrepreneur, having been involved in myriad successful business ventures. Founder and Chairman of internet and mobile pioneer Saunalahti Group Ltd, he was on the ground floor of the 90s internet boom. Saunalahti Group was sold to telecom operator Elisa in ’05 for € 350 million.

Ilpo studied law at both Helsinki and Turku Universities, reflecting an ability to back up his visionary thinking with a rational and logical foundational base. Most recently, he has delved deeply into philosophy to better understand the eternal principles of life and living.

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MIKKO KIRMANEN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Mikko is responsible for sales and marketing. His tasks vary from creating and applying state-of-art statistical tools to monitoring the user behaviour and financial performance of our games. Mikko is also standing at the end point of our customer feedback funnel and thus affects the further development of our games.
By understanding the gaming experience, Mikko is constantly executing new ways to make the existing games more appealing and enhancing the core drivers
in these games.

Mikko has experience of over 10 years
in the field of gaming (Playforia Inc.),
social media (Playforia Inc. and Whitevector Ltd.)
and mobile (Elisa Oyj).

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KAISA KIRMANEN

AD

Kaisa is a 2011 graduate of the Art Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences, with a speciality in Digital Arts. She has worked with popular video game developer Digital Chocolate, and as a creative for marketing and advertising company Skandaali (now Reputation) before joining Playforia as AD and lead artist.

Tasked with creating the visual and conceptual identity of many Playforia offerings, Kaisa has a strong eye for UI and UX design. In her free time, Kaisa works on her own projects across many artistic genres, including pyrogrpahy, drawing, painting and animation.

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JANNE MATILAINEN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Janne’s charming illustrative style and quirky sense of humor are clearly woven into Playforia’s products. With 15 plus years of experience in gaming and internet, Janne participates in the development of games from conception to release. Outside of consulting and wire-framing, Janne enjoys getting his hands dirty with sketching, coding, animating, creating storyboards and rapid prototyping. Good user experience and seamless game flow, in a happy working environment, are his top priorities.

A founder of Playforia, Janne has previously worked as an Art Director in Saunalahti, where he used his talents in creating Finland’s number one web portal. He has additionally pioneered in various mobile entertainment services, like logos and ringtones.

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TOM LÄHDEMAA

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

With over 17 years of extensive experience in designing and development of rock-solid foundations for worldwide mobile, telecom and web services, Tom ensures that the technical platform for Playforia always meets demand in the daily business and growth on a global scale.

Tom’s passion for producing top-of-the-line solutions provides Playforia a clear path to success. Before joining the team, Tom was one of the founders and lead technical architects of Saunalahti Group Plc.

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PASI LAAKSONEN

LEAD GAME DEVELOPER

A Playforia founder, Pasi has generated vast server-side programming as well as creating innovative and charming gameplay that appeals to fans visually and intellectually.

In 1998 Pasi created one of the most popular gaming portals in the world, while working with Saunalahti. Named after himself, his portal was launched in 20 countries across Europe.

Pasi has over 25 years of gaming and programming experience, having studied both game development and mathematics at the University of Helsinki. When not working on computers, photography and wild animals are close to Pasi’s heart.

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HARRI JOHANNESDAHL

BUSINESS ANALYST

Beginning in the early 90s, Mr. Johannesdahl was one of the early pioneers in Internet technology and telecom services. In 1998, he joined Saunalahti as a CEO, and over the following years, Saunalahti grew at the rate of 250 % annually, becoming one of the largest Internet and telecom companies in Finland.

Harri joined Playforia two years ago, contributing his vast knowledge of business analytics and mobile market expertise to the company.


PLAYFORIA

Kaivokatu 10 A
00100 Helsinki
Finland

e-mail: info@playforia.com

tel: +358 9 231 651 72
fax: +358 9 856 572 85

Location:

Playforia Game Studio is located in the beautiful Northern European city of Helsinki, Finland, the nerve center of the skyrocketing mobile gaming industry.