Tree Men Games
Based in Helsinki, Finland

Founding date:
August 14th 2013


Press / Business Contact:

TMG Facebook
PAKO Facebook


Store Links
Steam: PAKO
Steam: PAKO 2
App Store
Google Play
Windows Phone Store

Tree Men Games

Tree Men Games is a Helsinki based independent game studio founded in 2013. Three guys met while studying game design and some artsy stuff at Aalto ARTS. Even though Helsinki is full of game companies and job possibilities we decided to start our own thing. After that we have been part of Aalto Summer of Startups, received an AppCampus Award and released Picnic Rumble for Windows Phone. We also got demo funding from AVEK - the promotion centre for audiovisual culture. Currently we are focusing on PAKO2, which is available in Steam as Early Access. Original PAKO was published for Windows Phone, Android, iOS, AppleTV, Amazon and Steam. It has been downloaded over 5 million times (combined number on all platforms).

PAKO - Car Chase Simulator

PAKO is a one player car chase high score hunt game. Escape enemy vehicles as long as possible before you crash or get caught. Controls are super simple: just left and right buttons for turning, and the car moves forwards automatically. Players compete on global online ranking for each map and also for the total time of all the maps. In addition, there's achievements to collect.

Many people have compared PAKO to Flappy Bird or Retry and it certainly does have some “rage quit” elements. We are really excited about all the possibilities with new fun themes for stages and take influence from all the best movies car chases.


PAKO launch trailer YouTube

PAKO Map Pack #1 trailer YouTube

PAKO Map Pack #2 trailer YouTube

PewDiePie plays PAKO YouTube

Lonnie plays PAKO YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (15MB)

There are far more images available for Tree Men Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


Awards & Recognition

  • "Nominee for IMG Awards - Best Quickplay Game" - San Francisco, 2015
  • "Nominee for Indie Prize Showcase" - Amsterdam, 2015
  • "Nominee for Finnish Mobile Game Awards - Best Small Screen Game" - Helsinki, 2015
  • "Nominee for Finnish Mobile Game Awards - Best Rookie Team" - Helsinki, 2015

Selected Articles

  • "..nails that "one more go" feeling that high score games thrive on."
    - Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade
  • "The art style and music are really great, and the downtime between rounds is essentially non-existent. PAKO is one of the best quick-play reflex games I have ever played."
    - Andrew Fisher, 148 Apps
  • "This is a brash, good looking arcade game that tempts you in and then stabs giant hooks into you and refuses to let go."
    - Harry Slater, Pocket Gamer
  • "PAKO is one of those strange hate/love relationships you seldom encounter and grow to appreciate. You'll hate it for never giving you what you want, which is the very same reason you'll love it."
    - Rafael Lemarchand, Arctic Startup
  • "I loved PAKO when it released, but this update pushes my love to a whole new level. I really appreciate how Tree Men Games didn't just add new levels and vehicles and call it a day, but they added new types of levels with new features like the racing and the vehicle changing, both of which add tremendously to the gam"
    - Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade
  • "Thank GOD for PAKO - Car Chase Simulator by Tree Men Games!!!!"
    - David Jaffe, Tweet

PAKO soundtrack Vol.1 by DKSTR
"The audio work, which is blessed with addictive, electronic music from Finnish producer DKSTR as well as realistic sound effects, is absolutely sublime. If Ryan Gosling’s character from ‘Drive’ was an app enthusiast, PAKO would probably be in his mobile gaming rotation." - Arcade Sushi dkstr.bandcamp.com.

Helsinki Heroes Interview
Interview of Jussi. helsinkiheroes.com.


Toni Enström
Programmer, Game Designer

Jussi Pullinen
Producer, Game Designer

Heikki Sillanpää
Graphics and Music, Game Designer

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks