We believe in games

Reforged Studios was born out of our passion for games. Our vision is to empower creativity and to make the very best games in the world through artistic freedom and innovation of design. Where our muses lead, we follow.

We are a privately held game studio based in Helsinki, Finland. Guided by our solid understanding of the games and game genres, we aim turn our expertise into world-class core games with strong mainstream appeal and AAA production values.

Passion meets experience

We believe in our people, in our creative freedom, and taking risks. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in key roles developing highly successful gaming brands – including the world’s most popular online titles. We are core gamers on all platforms and combine gaming culture and expertise with an acute business design sense.

This vast experience has been built in companies such as EA, Ubisoft, Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Games Workshop, CCP Games, DICE, Frozenbyte, Kixeye, LucasArts, Hi-rez Studios, Remedy Entertainment, Boomlagoon, Housemarque, Grey Area, Next Games, Sulake, and Bugbear Entertainment.

Teemu Vilen

Co-Founder, CEO

Tuomas Pirinen

Co-Founder, CCO

Marko Kylmämaa

Co-Founder, CTO

Jukka Kokkonen

Co-Founder, Game Tech Lead

Eric Hartz

Studio Art Manager

Andy Chambers

Creative Director

Markus Montola

Senior Designer

Timo Heinäpurola

Senior Engineer

Niklas Beilinson

Brand Manager, UX/UI Designer

Jonne Ojennus

Game Designer

Heikki Uljas

Backend Architect

Mikko Hänninen

Senior Backend Developer


How to get a job at NetEase-backed Helsinki startup Reforged Studios

5.11.2015  -  Pocket Gamer

Pocket Gamer reached out to CEO Teemu Vilén to see what he could share about company culture, the sort of candidate he's interested in, and personal tips for those thinking of applying.

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NetEase Talks About $2.5 Million Investment in Reforged Studios

27.10.2015  -  A-list daily

NetEase Capital's Assistant VP discusses details on it's $2.5 million investment into Reforged Studios.

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Reforged Studios’ $2.5M from NetEase is second Asian investment in Finland this week

27.10.2015  -  Venturebeat

Finnish game developer Reforged Studios just got $2.5 million from the large Chinese technology company, NetEase.

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Suomalainen pelistudio sai kovan sijoittajan Kiinasta - Reforged Studiosille 2,3 miljoonaa euroa

27.10.2015  -  Talouselämä

Reforged CEO Teemu Vilen talks about the NetEase Capital investment in Reforged Studios. The article is in Finnish.

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Reforge your career

The secret recipe of making great games is to hire the best people in the industry. We are always looking for people to join our ranks. We are looking for passion, creativity, humility, and ambition to make the best games in the world.

You reckon that's you? Then we want to talk to you.

Art - VFX Artist

You will be working with a small team of industry veteran engineers, designers and artists in the development of a competitive mobile strategy game. Reforged Studios values mastery of craft and provides a high autonomy, results driven workplace for people who want to develop cutting edge technology and take full ownership of their solutions. Above all, we want you to unleash your creativity, and make memorable art for our players.

We are looking for

  • Experience working with various types of video and fast-paced, highly stylised effects.
  • Experience with creating FX in a game engine
  • Ability to view visual reference of an effect, deconstruct it, and re-create it in a real-time game engine
  • Strong knowledge of environmental effects, lighting and dynamics
  • Ability to be creative beyond reality and demonstrate a flair for sensational and extraordinary effects
  • Reforged spirit of teamwork and comradeship


  • Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Cinema 4D experience a plus.
  • Max/Maya
  • Excellent knowledge of The Foundry NukeX software & plug-ins.
  • Experience with a scripting language (Mel, Maxscript or Python, etc.)
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Art - 3D Artist

Are you a 3D game artist that wants to do more than just sculpt models? Do you want to work directly with the core gameplay team and be integral part of creating the core gameplay experience? If this sounds like you, we would love to see your portfolio!

You will be working with a small team of industry veteran engineers, designers and artists in the development of a competitive strategy game. Reforged Studios values mastery of craft and provides a high autonomy, results driven workplace for people who want to develop cutting edge technology and take full ownership of their solutions. Above all, we want to see you grow, and reach your full potential as an artist.

We are looking for

  • Knowledge of how to make 3D art for games: at least one shipped game using 3D graphics.
  • ​Virtuosity of 3D Max and/or Maya
  • Ability to create both characters and environments
  • Passion for gaming: you will be the artist that works directly with the core gameplay team
  • Experience in variety of content pipelines
  • Solid foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, illustration and conceptual design is considered a plus
  • Basic understanding of rigging, animation, and deformation


  • Virtuosity of 3D Max and/or Maya.
  • Ability to create high quality textures and author materials
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current surfacing techniques and PBR workflows
  • ZBrush and photoshop knowledge a plus

What we offer

  • Truly autonomous working environment
  • Opportunity to build a world class core game on mobile
  • Support from the small, dedicated team, that has over 100 years of experience in developing highly successful gaming brands
  • Highly competitive compensation package, including ownership in the company.
  • Benefits package including private healthcare and more
  • Fast and effective relocation to Helsinki, and an insider view to the world class Finnish gaming hub
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Engineering - Software Engineer

We are looking for seasoned senior developers, hungry mid-levels and junior talent with a long demo scene or hobbyist background! You will be working with a team of industry veteran engineers in the development of an innovative mobile strategy game. Reforged Studios values mastery of craft and provides a high autonomy, results driven workplace for people who want to develop cutting edge technology and take full ownership of their work. Above all, we want you to unleash your creativity and empower you to make your best work yet.

We are looking for programmers with:

  • Individuals with mastery of their domain, but who will pursue and solve problems wherever it may lead them.
  • An ability to collaborate with the engineering, design and art teams to drive your ideas and turn them into reality.
  • Experience in engine, gameplay, server or tools development.
  • Published games or hobby projects.
  • Passion for gaming and a deep understanding of what makes games fun and engaging.

Technologies you should be proficient with:

  • Strong knowledge of C/C++ is essential, with a good understanding of data oriented architecture and high performance programming.
  • Cross-platform and mobile development experience, with iOS and Android as end-user development targets is highly desirable. OS X, Windows and Linux experience are also all nice to have.
  • Good understanding of 3D mathematics is needed.
  • For graphics developers only: Excellent knowledge of rendering APIs like OpenGL, Metal and Vulkan is required. 

We will offer a competitive salary and challenging work in an extremely skilled and motivated startup team for the ideal candidate. We will also help with relocation if needed and depending on the candidate, remote work arrangement can also be considered.

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Open Application

We are always looking for a skilled and experienced people from all the different vistas of gaming industry. If you feel your talents and personality would fit our crew, please send us an open application!


An industry vet: You have shipped several games and had a hand in creating at least one game with global success – or you have gained your chops in gaming industry in some other role. Either case, you are a seasoned veteran of the trade.

Intellectual ambition: Maybe you have a relevant degree, or maybe you have been taught by experience. Either way, game industry is your life-long passion and a continuous learning experience.

Passion for gaming: You play games of all genres with a good knowledge of classics as well as the latest hits on all major platforms. Gaming is our passion, and nothing helps you to fit in better than sharing that passion.

Cultural fit: Our culture means everything to us. We want people whose ambition is to make the best games in the world – tempered with the humility to learn from past mistakes. You know how to have fun while still providing excellent results. 



Tell us why and what: What is your position in the fields of gaming industry? What would your role be with us? Why are you interested in joining us, and why will we be interested in having you as part of the team? Amaze us and we will get back to you!


Location: Based in Helsinki, Finland

Salary: Based on experience, negotiable

Apply for an open position by clicking the button below. Send us your resume and cover letter with your application, indicating your salary requirements and earliest possible starting date.

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Contact us

Helsinki HQ
We are located at the pulsing heart of the city near the best restaurants, game shops, and bars in town. It seems to make our staff happy.

Los Angeles
Our California office is close to world class entertainment, sunny beaches and the technology industry.




Malminkatu 24 C 34
00100 Helsinki