Ilkka Immonen is the CEO at Bon Games. At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki on September 11th to 12th he'll be part of a panel discussing Growing as a Developer in Finland. Click here to get more info about the show and to buy your tickets.
Immonen has been an entrepreneur in games for the last 15 years.
He first started with an outsourcing company that had clients like Supercell, Sulake Labs and Remedy. He has collaborated with several IPs including the actor Wesley Snipes.
After that he worked for PC games developer Fragment Production Ltd. Immonen has also worked for over 20 different games for iOS, Android, PC and Nintendo platforms and worked with mobile games since 2008.
PocketGamer.Biz: What does your role at the company entail?
Ilkka Immonen: I am trying to support and help the team in any and all the ways I can.
My role in our team is to look after our funding situation, business development, and anything else that is not directly game development related.
What do you think have been the most exciting developments in gaming since the last Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki?
Always good to see new games that hit the radar hard and I think Small Giant Games has done really well, so that is one thing.
For us it has been super exciting because we launched our first game in November 2017 and have been updating it ever since.
Releasing your game and growing your game is definitely beyond exciting!
What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?
While the competition is tough on some areas I believe that there are some open slots now for new studios to break in now.
Smaller new studios have a chance when they have identified a specific target and are going to execute with super sharp focus.
What do you think the next 12 months in mobile gaming are going to look like?
Very exciting! There is competition on so many levels and it will be interesting to see what kind of new companies break through and with what kind of focus.
I am sure that companies that have been concentrating on their game, execution and quality will always stand out.
Hopefully we see our path going towards the top of the mobile tycoon domain.
Which part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki are you most looking forward to and why?
Meeting new people is always the best!
About Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
In a few short weeks the whole mobile gaming industry is set to descend on Helsinki for Pocket Gamer Connects. The event, which runs from September 11th to 12th, is packed full of talks, tracks, networking opportunities, and more. You can read about the full conference schedule here.
There are still tickets available for the show, and if you click this link right here you'll get all the information you need on how to buy them, and what's going to be happening in Helsinki over the two days.