Team: 160 years of domain expertise

Psyon Games is a company of talented, driven individuals connected by shared values, vision and mission. Representing world class talent across all the fields required for the design, production and marketing of successful games, we have what it takes to get it done.

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Values
Our values underpin our actions
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Vision
Our vision is what we want to see
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Mission
Our mission will make our vision real

Business and communications team

It's vital for a game company to understand business. Without that understanding, even a great game can take years to become a cult classic. That's why we've carefully built our business and communications team with top talent and massive experience.
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Olli Rundgren

CEO

Olli has years of experience as a high stakes poker professional. He has studied various branches of science, including chemistry, physics, cell- and molecular biology, physiology and pedagogy at the University of Jyväskylä. He's an expert in game theory and strategic business planning. His vision is to integrate science, games and deeper levels of understanding to bring forth a new era of entertainment.
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Pasi Piitulainen

CHIEF OF THE BOARD

Pasi has spent last 20 years in global pharmaceutical companies. He has been working in senior roles in multiple disciplines like; R&D, Finance and Procurement. Latest role as Head of Global Procurement at Actelion Pharmaceuticals (part of J&J family of companies). Pasi has a master’s degree in Industrial Economy from Lappeenranta University of Technology and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Pasi’s passion is to promote and discover new innovative solution that would help the life science industry to move to the digital age.
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Kenneth Forssell

PHARMA ADVISOR

Multi-faceted, strategic leader, and skilled executive, with a distinguished career in general management and operations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry across the globe. Frequently tapped for high-level management decisions, rapid conflict resolution, and core analysis of product leadership and margins. Expert at establishing strong, professional relationships with partners, clients, and executives within multiple industries. Known for work ethic and unsurpassed dedication to consistently produce remarkable results within fast-paced and dynamic settings.
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Valtteri Lahti

COO

Valtteri is a trained physicist, a teacher, a drag-artist, a science advocate and a passionate humanist - a powerful combo of brains and heart. He is a team-builder and a data-driven decision-maker who bridges the gap between business and development. With a background in science Valtteri is trained in systems thinking and he excels at breaking the big picture down to manageable tasks and mapping dependencies. Valtteri leads our operations and makes everyone feel home at Psyon Games.
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Niko Pyrhönen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Niko’s life-long passion for games has led him to make successful games already in 2 indie game companies of his own. By the time he graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), he was already widely networked with the Finnish and global game industry and known for his passion and talent. He has also done research about project management in mobile game SMEs. In the Psyon Games team Niko is responsible for marketing and managing many business and game development operations. Being both a strategist and a man of action, Niko makes things happen!

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Emma Linna

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Emma is a natural communicator and has always been passionate about everything to do with video games and entertainment. She loves informing and entertaining our followers with her content creation skills and is always there to share tips and help our players out. Emma loves exploring different cultures and languages - living in different places around the world has widely broadened her worldview.

Development team

Of equal importance, of course, is a game development team that can really get stuff done. From fresh talent to industry veterans, our development team has been put together to exacting standards, to make sure the game gets done, and to make sure it gets done right.
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Michael Niehoff

LEAD PROGRAMMER

Michael is a programmer and Linux system administrator who loves learning new technologies. He is always looking for new ways to improve his skills and expand his knowledge in all areas of computer science.
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Severi Vidnäs

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

Severi is a senior software developer & team player with passion for games and technologies of making them happen. Ever since his bachelor's degree of computer software engineering in 2009 Severi has been turning his ambition into experience non-stop over a wide range of projects and teams. In his free time Severi enjoys making woodcraft and watching movies & series.

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Aki Pylväläinen

PROGRAMMER

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Niko Korhonen

LEAD ARTIST

Niko is an enthusiastic and highly motivated artist that lives and breathers the process and outcomes of art. He has created art for numerous game studios in Finland, including Rovio. Niko masters the techniques and tools of 2D art and brings our visions to life with astounding creativity.
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Harri Tusa

3D ARTIST

Harri is a 3D artist who lives for the love of films, games, and visual arts. With an engineering degree and years of experience in industrial advertisement and architectural visualization he brings the eye of an analytical artist to any project. But in his core, far from cold product design, Harri is still on an eternal quest to create art that makes us feel. Also, loves dogs.

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Topias Paasonen

LEAD GAME DESIGNER

Topias is a talented and hard-working game designer with a strong belief that games can be more than just entertainment. He wants to help change the public view of gaming into a more positive and multi-faceted light: be it teaching with games, spreading information in a more subtle way or even global problem solving. In addition to his personal experience, Topias is backed by a few decades of designer tutors.

 
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Paul Bigioni

LEVEL DESIGNER

Paul is a passionate French game designer who has a strong videogame culture background. He's convinced that with a great gaming experience, you can change people's lives for the better. With his deep knowledge of video games and education from Paris ISART Digital Video Game School, he brings outstanding level design to our games.

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Ville Vuorela

SENIOR GAME DESIGNER

Ville has been a full-time game developer for almost 16 years and has been working at multiple successful game companies like Rovio as a senior game designer when it all was just getting started in 2005.

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Valtteri Riikonen

GAME DESIGNER

Valtteri is a general practitioner with working experience in health centers, the army, prisons, and in the department of pathology. His long-term passion for gaming and science has led him to integrate his medical knowledge into the world of gamification. His inner beast doesn't rest before exploring the possibilities of medical gamification and mastering it in different ways. Combining the competitive mindset, years of medical studies, experience from the practical field of medicine, rapidly growing know-how of game development and design, Valtteri brings medical and healthcare expertise to the development team.

 

Board of advisors

The best practices are the ones have been tested to work but learning everything on your own takes a lot of time. That's why our board of advisors is loaded with experience of international business, game industry, and the industries of our partners and customers.

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Peter Vesterbacka

GAMING ADVISOR

Peter Vesterbacka is a Finnish mobile game developer most famous for creating the popular game Angry Birds. Peter is also the founder of Slush. In 2011, TIME magazine chose Vesterbacka as one of the world’s hundred most influential people.
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Erik Gloersen

GAMING ADVISOR

30 years of experience creating or managing successful video game companies. From AAA console to mobile, both in Europe and in the USA with 30+ million units sold.

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Pierre A. Morgon

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Pierre A. MORGON is CEO of MRGN Advisors and Regional Partner for Switzerland at Mérieux Développement. He is Chairman of the Board of Virometix, as well as Non-Executive Director to the Boards of Theradiag, of Eurocine Vaccines, of Vaccitech and of Univercells. Pierre has over 30 years of experience in the global life science industry at the helm of international operations, in C-level positions at global level in multinational corporations and as CEO of start-up companies. He is a regular contributor to MBA programs and life science conferences, and he mentors start-up life sciences companies at the Mass Challenge incubator in Switzerland. He holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy, a Master in Business Law and a MBA and he is an alumnus of INSEAD and IMD.
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Jan-Markus Holm

EDUCATION ADVISOR

Jan-Markus has worked for 15 years in organizational, financial and HR leadership, as well as business and services management and development positions. He has masters in physics and computing, and his doctoral dissertation consists of physics modelling of systems, digital signal processing, virtual technologies, sound synthesis and human computer interaction. 
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Isaac Kobrin

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Isaac Kobrin is an internationally trained internist with 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As Global Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Development Group at Roche he was responsible for the worldwide clinical development of key compounds. In 1999, Isaac joined Actelion Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, and member of Actelion's Executive Committee. He later became Chief Medical Officer and chairman of the Strategic and Portfolio Board of Actelion. 3 drugs were approved under his leadership and he was also directly involved in numerous regulatory interactions with the US-FDA and the European EMEA/CHMP.

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Ilpo Tolonen

PHARMA ADVISOR

Ilpo Tolonen is the CEO Docrates Cancer Center. He has a long prior experience from the international pharmaceutical industry in Finland and the USA. He joined MSD Finland in 1991, acted as the Managing Director between 2006 and 2011 and as an Assoc. Vice President for MSD in Finland and Baltics until 2017. During his 25 years at MSD Ilpo gained a strong experience in leadership and international sales and marketing. Ilpo is keen on enhancing foreign investments to Finland and helping Finnish companies land on foreign markets. He is also known for his spokesmanship for innovative pharma and private healthcare providers.

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Johanna Panula

PHARMA ADVISOR

Johanna Panula has been working over 20 years in different top management positions at Novo Nordisk Finland and has deep expertise in running business in chronic disease areas such as Diabetes and Obesity.

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Dr Jukka Puurunen

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Dr Puurunen has all-round know-how in many areas. Before entering the medical area, he studied economics and information technology. He is extremely interested in cellular-level mechanisms and combining immunology with gaming.

 

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Matias Palva

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Studies the mechanisms of the human mind and brain diseases. His main areas of research are how networks of brain cells, neurons, work and how different groups of neurons communicate with each other, and the roles this plays in how well people’s brains work and how abnormalities cause brain diseases such as ADHD and depression. Matias uses computer games in his research as a possible new treatment for brain diseases.

 

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