Ilari Kuittinen

Ilari Kuittinen

Managing Director & Studio Head



As the co-founder of the oldest Finnish game studio, Ilari has run Housemarque for the past 27 years. Last year, the company released the award-winning PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal and joined the PlayStation Studios.

Keeping the Arcade Spirit Alive in Returnal and Beyond - A Housemarque Retrospective

Housemarque has a celebrated history that has solidified their reputation as masters of arcade gaming with critically acclaimed games such as Resogun and Nex Machina. During this intimate fireside chat, Ilari Kuittinen and Harry Krueger will share the studio's fascinating history starting as a small studio far from the industry center, to their ambitious push to create a much larger and extensive project, Returnal. They will explore the important decisions that they had to make during their studio's rise as well as the challenges and successes in keeping their studio culture and DNA intact as their team continued to grow along with the expectations.