Based in Helsinki, Finland

Founding date:
December 18, 2018


Press / Business contact:


Puddle Knights


Lockpickle is a Finnish independent game studio made out of Olli Etuaho, Ville Paloheimo and Harry Damm.


Early history

Lockpickle was founded in December 2018 by ex-NVIDIA engineer Olli Etuaho. After working at a big corporation for several years and doing game design as a hobby on the side - once succeeding to secure 2nd place in Ludum Dare game jam with "Everything Building" - he wanted a chance to pursue his passion projects more seriously. However, to really succeed, he knew he had to build a carefully picked dream team of other like-minded people. So he bode his time and the company existed as a one-person consultancy until a fated Global Game Jam 2019 in Helsinki, where Olli teamed up with designer and musician Harry Damm. Harry joined the company in spring 2019, and the two of them started development of Puddle Knights, the company's first commercial title.

The team has since grown to 3 people, all industry veterans looking forward to increasing the ambition level of the company. Lockpickle values its independence and believes in the old school way of making the games the team wants to play themselves. So from the beginning, the company has been focused on delivering handcrafted, challenging gameplay with high quality and quirky themes.


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Olli Etuaho on Twitter
Personal twitter for Olli Etuaho (@Oletus) available at http://twitter.com/Oletus.

Harry Damm on Twitter
Personal twitter for Harry Damm (@dfast) available at https://twitter.com/dfast.

Team & Collaborators

Olli Etuaho
Business & Development, Lockpickle

Ville Paloheimo
Artist, Lockpickle

Harry Damm
Game Design, Audio Design, Music, Lockpickle

Pyry Takkunen
Design, Freelancer

Antti Hamara
Artist, Freelancer

Görkem Ayyildiz
Artist, Freelancer