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Tesla Vs. Lovecraft takes home the 'Big Screen Game of 2018' at the Finnish Game Awards

Tesla would be proud

April 25, 2019 - Finland's successful game industry celebrated and rewarded their best in the Finnish Game Awards today in Helsinki. The greatest moments were the double victory by Supercell and the celebration of Bugbear’s comeback in a new prize category.

A total of eight awards were presented in the gala. The Finnish Game of the Year 2018, Best Mobile Game, and Best Computer and Console Game were chosen by the members of the Finnish Game Developers’ Association. The Applied Game Award 2018 was selected by the Serious Gaming Cluster Finland Association. The Best Creative Achievement of the Year 2018 and the Comeback of the Year 2018 were chosen by the board of the Finnish Game Developers’ Association. Also Power Player of the Year Award was presented and IGDA Finland presented their recognition to Christopher Hamilton with the Volunteer of the Year award for his work for the community in 2018.

The gaming magazine Pelit awarded the traditional “Kyöpeli” trophy to the People’s Choice Game of the Year 2018. The winner this year was Wreckfest by Bugbear.

The Finnish Game Awards was organized by the Finnish Game Developers’ Association and the Neogames Finland Association. The main sponsor of the Finnish Game Awards was Fingersoft. Other sponsors were Rovio, Remedy Entertainment, Small Giant Games, Supercell, Colossal Order, Ubisoft RedLynx, Dodreams and Seriously Entertainment. The gala’s official after party was sponsored by Futureplay Games and Unity Technologies Finland.

The gala evening’s recorded video stream can be viewed at: https://www.neogames.com/fga-2019/.

The Finnish Game Awards 2019 winners are:

Applied Game Award 2018: Lights On! / Turku Game Lab & Humak
Finnish-Estonian Lights On! joint project has highlighted culturally significant historic tourist sites with the help of new technology. The project has created a mobile application that allows you to experience the locations with the help of augmented reality. For more information visit http://lightson.humak.fi.

The Best Creative Achievement of the Year 2018: The Thief of Thieves / Rival Games
The Walking Dead scriptwriter's episode-based thieving simulator is a great visual experience in a cartoonish style. For more information visit https://rival-games.com/.

Comeback of the Year 2018: Wreckfest / Bugbear
Bugbear, a veteran developer of racing games, pushed themselves back into the limelight after many difficult years. Officially launched in the summer of 2018, Wreckfest became a hit game after spending time as a Steam Early Access game since Christmas 2013. Wreckfest, published in cooperation with THQ Nordic, is a true success story. For more information visit http://bugbeargames.com/.

Power Player of the Year: Petri Hyökyranta / Rovio
GDPR was one of the major challenges for the gaming industry in 2018. The contribution of Petri Hyökyranta from Rovio was significant in preparing for it. Petri was the primus motor in a large scale international preparatory project that did not allow the EU data protection regulation to catch the European gaming industry off guard.

Big Screen Game of the Year 2018: Tesla v. Lovecraft / 10tons
In early 2018, Crimsonland and Neon Chrome's distinguished developer, 10tons, released a multi-platform arena shooter that features Nikola Tesla who has to stop H.P. Lovecraft and his monster army. The game has received fantastic reviews on Steam Marketplace since its launch. For more information visit https://www.10tons.com/.

Mobile Game 2018 (Small Screen Game of the Year 2018): Brawl Stars / Supercell
Brawl Stars from the Finnish gaming giant Supercell stayed in soft launch for more than 500 days, but was downloaded for more than 10 million times immediately after the official release. Brawl Stars continues the series of successful Supercell games. For more information visit https://supercell.com.

Main Prize: The 2018 Finnish Game of the Year 2018: Brawl Stars / Supercell
Everyone knows Supercell and the newest game from the studio, Brawl Stars, was also the game of 2018 both in Finland and worldwide. For more information visit https://supercell.com.

Tesla vs Lovecraft DLC “For Science!” Now on Consoles

For money!

Tesla vs Lovecraft, tentacle splitting top-down shooter from Finnish indie developer 10tons Ltd., just got a DLC on consoles. The DLC is called "For Science!" and it is available now on all consoles. The base price is USD/EUR 4.99. Mobile version will follow later.

”It's time to get back on the tesla mech and give those fishmen some multibarreled electric payback. We created this DLC for every Tesla vs Lovecraft player as it expands the game from the very beginning to the very end. We hope you enjoy it!” says Olli Alatalo, the designer of Tesla vs Lovecraft.

DLC Features:

Endless number of Dreamland Planes, for the players who feel Eldritch Plane is too easy
10 new Perks (2 EPICS)
4 new Weapons (including Teslazi, a submachine gun supreme)
EPIC version of each and every weapon
Collect Eldritch Signs for crystals
More choice when leveling up: 3rd perk slot
2 new Abilities (Homing Pigeons!)
2 new Powerups
2 new Inventions
2 new Monsters (Cultists & Mi-Go)

In Tesla vs Lovecraft, the player assumes the role of the cult famous inventor Nikola Tesla fighting waves and waves of monsters summoned by horror author H.P. Lovecraft. The player gets to use ingenious gadgets like the Quantum Teleport backpack, which allows teleporting a short distance even through solid matter. The highlight of the game is the Tesla-Mech battle robot, which provides a massive but temporary boost in firepower. A full arsenal of conventional and sci-fi weapons, powerups, special abilities, and selectable perks is also present.

Tesla vs Lovecraft getting "For Science" DLC on April 18th, 2019

Science and technology

For Science! is an expansion to Tesla vs Lovecraft which further elevates Tesla's technical innovations.

The Dreamlands
Enjoy the infinite planes of the Dreamlands, ever increasing in difficulty and rewards.

Eldritch Signs
Completing a level with 100% health left will grant you an Eldritch Sign, as well as hefty crystal reward.

EPIC WEAPONS
An all-new form of EPIC, weapons. There's now an epic version of every weapon available. They are as crazy as they are rare.

- New Monsters
- New Weapons
- New Perks
- New Power-ups
- New Abilities
- New Inventions

The "For Science!" DLC will be available to download on April 18th, 2019, and is priced at $5.

Tesla vs Lovecraft - 'For Science!' DLC coming to Switch in the future

For Science! is an expansion to Tesla vs Lovecraft which further elevates Tesla's technical innovations.

- Endless number of Dreamland Planes, for the players who feel Eldritch Plane is too easy
- 10 new Perks (2 EPICS)
- 4 new Weapons (including Teslazi, a submachine gun supreme)
- EPIC version of each and every weapon
- Collect Eldritch Signs for crystals
- More choice when leveling up: 3rd perk slot
- 2 new Abilities (Homing Pigeons!)
- 2 new Powerups
- 2 new Inventions
- 2 new Monsters (Cultists & Mi-Go)

The 'For Science' DLC pack is available on Steam now, but the developer has confirmed it will also be heading to Switch in the future. When a release date is available, we'll be sure to share.

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