Ari Pulkkinen is a games writer and composer. Pulkkinen has been working with Atlus U.S.A., Inc., Frozenbyte, Housemarque and Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Pulkkinen's first game was Shadowgrounds published by Frozenbyte for PC and macOS in 2005. Next, Ari Pulkkinen worked on Super Stardust HD taking on the role of composer. Later, Pulkkinen also was part of the team who developed Outland published by Housemarque for PC, macOS, Linux and Xbox 360. Most recently, Ari Pulkkinen was involved in the development of Nex Machina.