About

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My name is Jussi-Petteri Kemppainen, and I have been working in the industry for over 24 years as a game designer, director, 3D artist, VFX artist and a colourist.

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I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best companies in the gaming industry, including Mainframe Industries, Remedy, Supercell, Ubisoft RedLynx, and Rovio Animation Studio (which I co-founded).

I have also had the honor to direct a strategy combat game that was published by Daedalic Entertainment and won the Creative Achievement of the Year award at the 2020 Finnish Game Awards.

In addition to my work in games, I have also found success as a music video and advertisement director and I’ve received several awards for my work in this field. I’m especially proud of the ad I directed for Nokia, which was shortlisted at Cannes in 2008. I also had the incredible opportunity to direct an ad that was filmed in space aboard the International Space Station!

When I’m not pursuing my passion for creative work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters in our charming 80-year-old home in Tampere, Finland, which we are constantly renovating to make our own.

Work Highlights

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Pax Dei

Welcome to a vast, social sandbox MMO inspired by the legends of the medieval era. Here, myths are real, ghosts exist, and magic is unquestioned. In this immense, open-world playground, you choose the role you want to play.

Echoes of Somewhere

Echoes of Somewhere is an experimental AI assisted 2.5D point and click adventure game anthology series developed by a group of game industry veterans on their free time.

Iron Danger – Shard of Time

My debut PC/PS5/XBOX game as a game director.
A game all about maximising your actions in combat with the help of infinite redos and intuitive trial and error.
Winner of Best Creative Achievement of the year 2020 at Finnish Game Awards.

Quantum Break

My work on Remedy’s Quantum Break cinematic VFX & motion graphics.

Angry Birds Toons Rigging

In this presentation I describe the creation of the 3D-like rigging in Adobe After Effects to produce 2D animation with hand-drawn qualities for Angry Birds Toons.

Retry

An extreme skill mobile game from Rovio. On which I worked on UI design, game design pixel art and animation.

Cosmic Avenger

A short animated film about two space mail-robots who encounter an abandoned package.
The project is a wacky combination of live-action, stop motion, 2D animation and 3D animation!

Pieni ja Ihmeellinen

My most awarded music video. Created using multiple mixed techniques. AI upscaled to HD.

Huudetaan

My directorial debut of anything. You could say this music video kick-started my career. A true vintage! AI upscaled to HD.

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Work History

Remedy

Principal VFX artist

2015 – 2016, 2024 –

VFX lead position on Max Payne 1 & 2 remake.
Cinematic VFX on Quantum Break.

Projects at Remedy
Mainframe industries

Lead VFX artist

2021 – 2024

VFX lead position on Pax Dei. A vast social sandbox MMO.

Projects at Mainframe

Pax Dei

Action Squad Studios

Game director

2016 – 2021

At Actions Squad Studios I led the production of Iron Danger: Shard of Time, a tactical puzzle combat game.

Projects at Action Squad
Dinosaurs Are Better

Founder

2014 – present

My films / game production studio focused on creating original content.

Projects at dAb
VAU

Co-founder, creative director

2015 – 2017

VAU is a visual automation company focused on video automation tools.

Projects at VAU

Virtual Traveller

Slush 2015

Supercell

3D artist

2014

I worked at Supercell as a graphics consultant on Spooky Pop.

Rovio

Technical director, art director

2011 – 2014

At Rovio I was the technical director and founder of Rovio Animation studio and art director at LVL11 prototyping department.

Projects at Rovio
Studio Kombo

Co-founder

2007 – 2011

Kombo was an animation studio founded by me, Lauri Konttori, Salla and Ilmari Hakkola.

Projects at Kombo
Redlynx

3D artist

2003 – 2007

At Redlynx I worked on a few N-Gage titles and one PSP game.

Projects at Redlynx

Selected Works

Games

Pax Dei

Welcome to a vast, social sandbox MMO inspired by the legends of the medieval era. Here, myths are real, ghosts exist, and magic is unquestioned. In this immense, open-world playground, you choose the role you want to play.

Echoes of Somewhere

Echoes of Somewhere is an experimental AI assisted 2.5D point and click adventure game anthology series developed by a group of game industry veterans on their free time.

Small Town Murders

I worked on some of the game background scenes as a 3D modeler.

Iron Danger – Shard of Time

My debut PC/PS5/XBOX game as a game director. A game all about maximising your actions in combat with the help of infinite redos and intuitive trial and error. Winner of Best Creative Achievement of the year 2020 at Finnish Game Awards.

Quantum Break

My work on Remedy’s Quantum Break cinematic VFX & motion graphics.

Love Rocks starring Shakira

I worked on some of the realtime VFX for the Shakira Love Rocks Game.

Retry

An extreme skill mobile game from Rovio. On which I worked on UI design, game design pixel art and animation.

Reset Generation

Level artwork for a N-Gage game.

Warhammer 40 000 Squad Command

3D modeling and texturing for a Warhammer 40k PSP & DS game.

Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands

A sequel to the award winning game: Pathway to Glory.

Pathway To Glory

This was the first game project I ever worked on full-time.

Other

Reel 2020

A collage of works from all over my career.

Kuuhyppy

A short film we created with our daughters.

3D Characters for Sanoma Pro

I modelled, textured and rigged a set of 3D versions of 2D characters created for Sanoma Pro Educational books.

Iron Danger – Teaser Trailer

A teaser trailer I created for my debut PC game as a game director.

Olavi Elää

An album cover for a Finnish rock album from Olavi Uusivirta.

Aallonmurtaja

The title sequence for a Finnish TV show Aallonmurtaja.

Virtual Traveller

A promotional video created for a mobile VR app startup.

2D Characters for Pikku Kakkonen

I designed and created modernised versions of the classic characters in the Pikku Kakkonen children’s programming logo.

Big Bang Legends Character Models

A set of 3D versions of 2D characters created for Lightneer.

Slush 2015

Slush 2015 stage visuals.

Remedy logo animations

For Quantum Break I also got to create a set of various motion graphics. Mainly logo animations and in-game branding.

Ainola Alive

A live visual VJ set for celebrating Jean Sibelius and especially his wife, Aino. Together with my brother we produced visuals for 4 concerts in total.

Iron Danger Proof of Concept

A proof of concept trailer for Sami Timonen’s Iron Danger movie.

Celebrating 20 Years of Remedy

A fun marketing video for Remedy. Learn how to do the Max Payne face(tm)!

Michael

A video installation of Michael Jackson created for Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

Angry Birds Toons Rigging

In this presentation I describe the creation of the 3D-like rigging in Adobe After Effects to produce 2D animation with hand-drawn qualities for Angry Birds Toons.

Pollen – Trailer

A trailer for the VR game Pollen.

Meet the Pink Bird

A short movie that introduces a new bird into the flock.

Angry Birds Toons

Technical direction for a TV show based on the Angry Birds mobile game.

Uneton 48: Härkämiehet 2

A short film about an escape. Made in 48 hours for a competition.

Angry Birds Space Intro

An intro / trailer created for the Angry Birds Space -game.

Angry Birds NASA

An Angry Birds Space announcement video. Actually filmed in space! My most viewed video to date: over 30 million views.

Angry Birds Wreck the Halls

A fun little Christmas themed Angry birds holiday greetings video.

Angry Birds Seasons Ham’o’ween

A short movie to accompany a halloween themed update for Angry Birds Seasons.

Missä Kuljimme Kerran

VFX supervision for a historical movie set in Helsinki in the period from 1905 until 1944.

Ella & Aleksi – Yllätysynttärit

Technical direction for a musical cartoon movie.

Nokia N9 “Swipe”

Post production supervision for Nokia N9 promotional film.

Nokia Siemens: Flexi

A corporate video created for Nokia Siemens Networks.

Uneton 48: Hyvää Syntymäpäivää

A short film about a birthday hit-job. Made in 48 hours for a competition.

Halton

A corporate video created for Halton indoor climate solutions.

Dieport

Dieport is a fun short film by my friend Lauri Konttori.

Aktia PS

A TV ad for a bank.

Cosmic Avenger

A short animated film about two space mail-robots who encounter an abandoned package. The project is a wacky combination of live-action, stop motion, 2D animation and 3D animation!

Veikkaus: Yllätys

A set of advertisements for a finnish national betting company.

Angry Birds Trailer

The original Angry Birds game trailer.

MTV3 MAX – WW2

An ad for donations to help the finnish war veterans.

Flora Christmas

A miniature based advert for a vegetable spread.

Kauppalehti

A film celebrating an update of a Finnish financial magazine.

Biisi Liisi & Kurittomat nuotit

A teaser video for a new kind of note reading teaching method.

Non Stop Living

Video content for Nokia Non Stop Living website.

Ugly to the Bone

An animation that I created as an extra piece for my graduation thesis from Lahti University of Applied Sciences – The Institute of Design in 2006.

Music Videos

Fix you

Bensusan

Easy

I still haven’t found…

Shuffle & Spawn

Ten More miles

Miten Sydämet Toimii?

Back From Your Grave

On se hienoo

Syyskyyn Kyy

Kaksi Sanaa

Kylkeen Kyhnytä

Lottovoitto

The Machine

Heaven Or Hell

Kertojat

Distorted Love

Suudellaan

All By Myself

Vauriot

Pauhaava Sydän

Kauan Kauan Sitten

Gruuvit Tiu Kalla

Luonnonkuoret

Menneet on päivät

Pieni ja Ihmeellinen

Snow

Loistaa Loistaa

Day Without Air

Läpikulkumatkalla

Tiistai

Ensimmäinen Kaiken Ottaa

Huudetaan

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