Ilari Kuittinen

Ilari Kuittinen



Working With a Legend - The Story of Nex Machina

Gaming legend Eugene Jarvis, Housemarque CEO Ilari Kuittinen and Nex Machina game director, Harry Kruger, discuss how the collaboration between an arcade game pioneer and the Housemarque team led to critical success. This discussion explores how a few drinks (perhaps, many) between Eugene and the Housemarque co-founders and chairman after the 2014 D.I.C.E. Awards began a fruitful partnership. The end result was Housemarque's most critically acclaimed title to date, which some have called the "best twin-stick shooter of all time".


Ilari Kuittinen is the CEO of Housemarque and has been managing the award-winning Finnish game studio for over 20 years. Mr. Kuittinen co-founded Housemarque with Harri Tikkanen in 1995 and since then has managing the company and gaining expertise on different aspects of running an independent game studio. Housemarque has created several critically acclaimed hits over the years including Nex Machina, Resogun, Alienation, Super Stardust HD, Outlandand and Dead Nation.Housemarque is employing over 50 talented game developers at the downtown Helsinki studio.