Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2009 vol. 31)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2009.39
Petri Saarikoski , University of Turku, Finland
Jaakko Suominen , University of Turku, Finland
<p>Since the 1950s, digital games in Finland have bridged gaps between professional users and the public as well as institutional and domestic environments. The early significance of Finland's 1970s and 1980s computer games hobbyist and hacker cultures is still evident: clear connections exist between the country's rich history of such subcultures and its modern international success in multimedia and mobile entertainment.</p>
History of computing, digital games, game journalism, game industry, Finland, hobbyist subculture
J. Suominen and P. Saarikoski, "Computer Hobbyists and the Gaming Industry in Finland," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 31, no. , pp. 20-33, 2009.