Karoliina Korppoo

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Karoliina Korppoo
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OccupationGame Designer
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Cities in Motion
Cities in Motion 2
Cities: Skylines

Karoliina Korppoo (born 1984) is a Finnish game designer. She worked at Colossal Order (company) for over 7 years, and is the lead game designer of the critically acclaimed[1] hit game Cities: Skylines, which has sold over 6 million copies[2] and won several awards[3][4]. So far only two Finns have spoken in the main TED conference, with Korppoo being one of them. Korppoo has been known to speak openly for equality and diversity and how the game industry has changed positively during the 12 years she has worked in it. Korppoo’s background is in graphic design[5] and table-top storytelling roleplaying games, and she was the first female Finn to publish a role playing game. Currently Korppoo is leading her own startup company, 10th Muse, founded in 2019, and working on a publishing platform for romantic, interactive text-only stories, called Sana Stories[6]. The app aspires to be the biggest platform on romantic stories where readers can make choices along the story and explore different endings. Korppoo also wants to make sure that the app celebrates equality and diversity through its content[7].


  1. "Cities: Skylines". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  2. "Cities: Skylines Celebrates Fourth Anniversary and Six Million Copies Sold". Paradox Interactive - Global Games Publisher. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  3. Wawro, Alex. "Cities: Skylines leads this year's list of Unity award winners". www.gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  4. Riis, Jacob (2016-04-25). "Cities: Skylines wins Finnish Game of the Year". Nordic Game Community. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  5. "Korppoo's LinkedIn page".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Interaktiivisen kaunokirjallisuuden mobiilisovellus Sana: Interactive Stories julki - taustalla Cities: Skylines -suunnittelija Karoliina Korppoo". Findance.com (in Finnish). Retrieved 2020-12-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  7. "About us". www.sanastories.com. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

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