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Finnish 'game developer of the year' Supercell throws weight behind Movember

Donates prize money to cancer charity

Finnish 'game developer of the year' Supercell throws weight behind Movember

Having recently made headlines thanks to the success of both Clash of Clans and Hay Day, Finnish studio Supercell has announced it's looking to share its recent good fortune with charity.

The firm has just been named 'game developer of the year' in its home country, but Supercell isn't looking to hold on to its winnings.

Rather, they're to be donated to Movember – the annual, month-long moustache growing bonanza that raises money for, amongst other causes, prostate cancer.

A hairy story

The outfit was branded top dog in its home country by a panel consisting of both the chairs of developer association Neogames and FIGMA (Finnish Games and Multimedia Association), and a representative from the DigiExpo – the exhibition where the award was handed out.

According to Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen, the firm was proud to pick up the award, but also eager to make sure the money went to a good cause.

Supercell's Clash of Clans

"Given the large number of amazing game companies in Finland, we are humbled and very honoured to receive this award," Paananen told us via email.

"All the credit goes to our amazing two product teams. They are filled with incredibly talented individuals, but as a team, they are even more impressive and unstoppable. And, to top it all off, it was great to be able to donate the winnings."

Money matters

Supercell recently revealed Clash of Clans an Hay Day are currently generating a total of more than $500,000 per day for the studio before Apple's cut.

If you're looking to donate to Movember, why not sponsor our soon to be hairy chums over at Pocket Gamer.

You can also check out how Supercell tackled the development of Clash of Clans here.

Keith Andrew
Keith Andrew
With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font. He's also Pocket Gamer's resident football gaming expert and, thanks to his work on PG.biz, monitors the market share of all mobile OSes on a daily basis.