November 27, 2013

From Top 100 to Winter War

Develop Mag writes about us!

Develop Mag writes about us!

Hey that’s pretty cool, we made it to Develop Mag’s Top 100 European startups list!

Ooh and that little blue and white flag up there made me think – we already have American, British, French etc spies in the game but there are no Finns! What an omission! Maybe we’ll put in just one because, well, Finns are rare.

But, in a purely historical sense he or she should have some super powers, right? It’s just a historical fact that in the Winter War the casualty ratio between Finns and the enemy was 1 : 5 in personnel, and a staggering 1 : 100 in tanks! Okay, the Finns only possessed 20 or 30 tanks so there wasn’t much to destroy. 🙂

If you’re interested in this time period there’s a nice video documentary in Youtube, highlighting also some US volunteers and attitudes.

– Lasse

U.S. President Truman's speech in the beginning of Winter War (click on picture for video documentary)

U.S. President Truman’s speech in the beginning of Winter War (click on picture for video documentary)