Rival Games
Based in Turku, Finland

Founding date:
March, 2013


Press / Business Contact:


The Detail

Yliopistonkatu 29b A
20100 Turku



Rival Games is an independent game developer in Turku, Finland comprised of passionate and talented individuals with a diverse international background. Our core, cross-disciplined team is developing new innovation in interactive storytelling, and we are currently at work on various commercial projects.


First Franchise The Detail

The Detail is a new adventure game from Rival Games that takes the player to the streets of a crime-ridden city and into the shoes of Reginald "Reggie" Moore, a veteran detective grown frustrated with the lack of justice, and Joseph "Joe" Miller, a former confidential informant now dragged back into the life of crime he barely escaped. The player will need to investigate criminal activity, scenes of murder, arrest suspects and interrogate them for information, all while trying to navigate the pitfalls of an underworld where every choice holds consequences. Inspired by classic adventure games from Westwood and LucasArts and new series from Telltale Games, combining HBO's cop drama The Wire and with hand-drawn graphic novel art driven by the Unity engine, The Detail promises to raise the bar for dramatic interactive narrative. The story began on PC, Mac and Linux in 2014 and on iOS in 2015.




The Detail Launch Trailer (Episode 1) YouTube

The Detail Episode 2 - From the Ashes - Launch Trailer YouTube

The Detail Episode 3 - Devil in the Detail - Teaser Trailer YouTube


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There are far more images available for Rival Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of Boost Startup Journey" - Turku, December, 2012
  • "Startup Sauna Spring Batch 2013 Graduate" - Helsinki, June, 2013
  • "Game Connection America Selected Project 2014" - San Francisco, 2014

Selected Articles

  • "If the choices made in this episode pay off with meaningful, lasting consequences, then The Detail could elevate itself to the same level as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us."
    - Geoff Thew, HardcoreGamer
  • "The judgment? This is a must-play."
    - Darren Kwok, The AU Review
  • "The Detail is a cleverly constructed, creatively presented, and expertly written (episodic) tale taking us into the dark side of crime."
    - Dakoda Barker, Impulse Gamer

Team & Repeating

Jukka Laakso
CEO / Co-founder

Sami Lehtinen
CTO / Co-founder

Thomas Kight III
Graphics / Co-founder

Ville Ojala
Audio / Co-founder

Timo Naskali
Lead Programmer

Mika Sorvari
Lead Writer

Sami Pesola
Game Designer

Roman Loktev
Graphical Artist

Tommi Hartikainen
Lead Audio Designer

Arto Koukkula
Graphical Artist

Iina Hänninen
Creative Director

Markus Tervola
Graphical Artist

Kimmo Kari
Chief Product Officer

KJ Kallio
Lead Artist

Toivo Järvi

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