Meet Jussi Autio -
Jussi Autio

Jussi Autio

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Creative Director Resistance Games


Jussi Autio is a game industry professional with 14 years of experience. A game initiative he designed was selected as the best youth incubator in the world and was exported to 5 other countries. A game he designed was nominated as Best Simulation in Gamescom Awards. A mobile F2P game he was in charge of has been downloaded over 40 million times. Teams he incubated were established into companies 13 times, most of which are still running after 3+ years.

He started with founding and running a game company for almost 6 years where Jussi also worked as a game designer. He continued to design a new game initiative - incubator/education Oulu Game Lab and when it was launched he joined in to execute it. During his 2½ years there he helped 11 new game companies get established (+2 later on). The same model went to be exported to 5 different countries, was selected as the best business education model of Finland in 2014 and in 2016 the second-best model to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe and Best Youth Incubator model in the world in 2017. Later he joined another game startup as a CEO and with their first game, they got over 30 million downloads. Both of those he left to work as a lead designer in Reborn to work on awesome strategy games - his favorite genre of games. After 2 years in Reborn, Jussi went on to found Free2App - a company to bring the Free2Play model to other industries while bootstrapping Resistance Games at the same time.

He has experience on PC, online, mobile, tabletop & card games as well as game solutions using embedded systems and printed electronics.

His specialties include game design, experimental game development, branding and history of games.

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