Huge market potential for health games: Psyon Games, aiming to be a leading designer of science and health games works for a healthier world together with the world’s largest health organizations and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
New Finnish start up Village Studio raises $2.3M. Returnal from Housemarque won twice at The Finnish Game Awards. Playtika closes three development studios around the world, including Seriously's office in the USA.
Housemarque won four awards at Nordic Game Awards, including Best Nordic Game! Normogames won the Bit 1 student game of 2022 with game The Riflemen.
The winners of game studies thesis competition are announced. Samuel Poirier-Poulin from University of Tampere won the Masters category with the work; "The wounds that never healed: An analysis of videoludic trauma in Cry of Fear" and Leena Hirvonen from Karelia University of applied sciences with work; "Unity digitaalisen oppimateriaalin tuottamisen välineenä"
Nasdaq Helsinki has approved the listing application of Remedy Entertainment. + DigiDemo funding announced.
Several new Finnish Games released on this week
Dreamloop Games! has signed a high six-figure($USD) publishing deal to get out their first own-IP game.
Play-to-earn is currently among the hottest buzzwords in the games industry. Play-to-earn (P2E) is predicted by some to be the long awaited disruption of game business after free-to-play (F2P) and pay-to-play (premium). For that reason Neogames Finland has compiled in co-operation with EGDF a discussion paper about Play To EARN. This paper aims to provide a general overview of this sometimes overhyped phenomena and explore key challenges this emerging games industry sector is likely to face before becoming established.
Next Games & Netflix acquisition confirmed! +Play Ventures won Investor of the Year Award at the Mobile Games Award! +The revenue of Metacore is going UP + Hill Climb Racing 3 incoming as Fingersoft closes in on 2bn total installs
Housemarque's Returnal won multiple categories at BAFTA Game Awards 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Fingersoft and Hill Climb Racing! Pelimetsä becomes part of GamesForest.club.