Factsheet

Developer:
Kiemura
Based in Kotka, Finland

Founding date:
08/2015

Website:
kiemura.com

Press / Business contact:
press@kiemura.com

Social:
twitter.com/KiemuraHQ
facebook.com/KiemuraHQ
twitch.tv/KiemuraHQ
youtube.com/Kiemura
instagram.com/kiemurahq
linkedin.com/company/kiemura

Releases:
Tiltagon TV
Tiltagon
Hovercrash
Piranhio

Address:
Isäntämiehentie 20 C 14
48400 Kotka
Finland

Phone:
+358 50 53 38 259

Description

Kiemura is a Finnish game company of a husband-wife team Jyri and Piia Kilpeläinen.

History

History in a nutshell

It's the usual story: Software engineer boy meets construction engineer girl, they fall in love, get married, have kids, start making indie games on their free time and end up establishing a game company together.

First steps

After getting laid off from a day job in autumn 2012, Jyri started working on his first own mobile game titled Mystic Marbles. Piia, who was on parental leave at the time, wanted to help his husband and created the game's character art. After 14 months of development, Mystic Marbles was launched in January 2014 and it flopped big time. But the seeds for the couple's collaboration had been planted.

Tiltagon

After Mystic Marbles' failure, Jyri and Piia made a small mobile title Super Line Rush and started prototyping a tilt based mobile game. The prototype, titled Tiltagon, was shown publicly for the first time at PocketGamer's Big Indie Pitch in November 2014. This resulted in articles on gaming sites TouchArcade and AppSpy which eventually led to a publishing deal with Canadian game publisher NoodleCake Games. Tiltagon was released in April 2015, ended up receiving over 1 million downloads in a few months and helped the couple to reach their long-time dream: their own game company. Fast forward 9 months and life at Kiemura is busy as ever: Tiltagon has received a big 2.0 update, it has been released on Apple TV and in March 2016 the game is arriving to Steam.

The family that makes games together

Indie game developers. Startup founders. Parents. Married couple. Jyri and Piia wear many hats and show that it really is possible to combine all those things and make it work.

Projects


Videos

DEVS x Kiemura YouTube

Interview for Kauppalehti, a Finnish business newspaper YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (5MB)
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There are far more images available for Kiemura, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (464KB)
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Selected Articles

  • "A Family Business"
    - Dan Pearson, GamesIndustry.biz
  • "Suomalainen pariskunta kehitti hittipelin – Time-lehden ensiarvio: Yksi parhaista"
    - YLE Uutiset, YLE Uutiset
  • "Suomalainen pariskunta teki miljoonan latauksen hittipelin - Time-lehti ylisti"
    - Iltalehti, Iltalehti
  • "Uusi suomalainen unelma Kotkasta"
    - Kauppalehti, Kauppalehti
  • "Tiltagon-peli on pariskunnan saumattoman yhteistyön tulos"
    - Microsoft, Microsoft

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Jyri Kilpeläinen
CEO, Design, art, programming, audio design, testing

Piia Kilpeläinen
CFO, Design, additional art, testing


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks