The government of Finland awarded €10 million to video game firms in 2008, reports Develop.
The funding was distributed by Tekes, the government's technology funding body. Mari Isbom, an advisor to the agency, told Develop:
Tekes has identified games as a strategically important research and development area and thus one of the key focus areas. Around €10 million were targeted for game companies in 2008 via the Verso programme.
Games like Max Payne and Flatout 2 were developed in Finland, which is also home to Habbo Hotel and N-Gage manufacturer Nokia.