In spring of 2020, Spot-lit project partners in Kainuu, Finland selected seven product development ideas related to literary tourism for development and funding. Today, we are showcasing the seven selected Finnish organisations participating in the Literary Product Innovation Programme (LT-PIP).
Vienan Portti Oy as one of the seven applicants received support for the development of the free, adventure mobile game “VIENA – Epic Kalevala Adventure”.
The game is based on kalevala’s stories and authentic local history and sites in the poetry villages of Viena Karelia. The starting point for the design of the game was to make the themes and items it presented known and to attract interest in them, thereby also increasing the tourist potential of the region. In collaboration with Vienan Portti Oy, the game has been completed by Kajak Games Osk, run by students from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, and its internal game team Radical Red Games.
The game is made in Finnish and English and is available for free download on Android 10 mobile devices from the Google Play store. Find Out More HERE.