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TACKLING THE ONLINE real- time strategy game space, Helmeni is an independent studio based in Oulu, Finland. Founded in October 2012 by


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Founded: Oulu, Finland Location: 2012 www.helmeni.com


former Nokia employees, Helmeni is working on its first game, free-to-play fantasy RTS title Warcaster (pictured). The studio says it aims to implement mini games in the ‘next generation’ title, and has set out to increase interactivity and the social nature of the genre, as well as bringing both browser and web players into one shared game world. The ambitious title is


currently slated for release by the end of the year.


HEXAGON GAME LABS«


HAMBURG-BASED DEVELOPER and publisher Hexagon Game Labs is an independent company focusing on the creation of new online free-to- play titles. The start-up was formed by Jan-Hendrik Ohl and Peter Cukierski, who founded the company a year-and-a-half after the takeover of their previous firm, 49Games, by Bigpoint. Hexagon is working on a


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Founded: 2013 Location: Hamburg, Germany www.hexagongamelabs.com


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cross-platform city building title for tablets, smartphones, PCs, consoles and Smart TVs, called SteamPower 1830 (pictured), using its own proprietary HTML5-based development platform Ubique Game Engine.


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