Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter
In this report we will combine week 04/2023 from the Finnish Game Industry and will be posted every Friday afternoon. Check out the previous post here.
News are gathered from the Play Finland group posts during the week. That is why we recommend you to post by yourself (however not flood) your Finnish Game Industry related news to the group. It also guarantees that your news will be visible in the weekly newsletter /news compilation. Play Finland is at the moment one of the main channels for sharing information inside the industry.
- 3rd-5th February 2023 Finnish Game Jam 2023
- jammer registrations are open!
- If you have any questions about a specific site, please contact the email mentioned on each site’s own Eventbrite page. For more general questions about Finnish Game Jam or Global Game Jam, you can contact finnishgamejam (@) gmail.com
- Try YAHAHA’s platform at jamming. Arcade5 calling jammers! Arcade5 calling jammers; hosting onsite & offline site FGJ YAHAHA as a part of GGJ
- Next Games will host a jam site for Global Game Jam! You are warmly welcome to come jam!
- IGDA Finland Rovaniemi Hub hosts Global Game Jam 2023 at Rovaniemi
- Hypehype invites Global Game Jammers to their office. The event’s main language is Finnish, thus the post is also in Finnish. English speakers are of course welcome both onsite and online, our live stream content is in English also.
- 9th February: Get Funded / Arcade 5 Helsinki & Online
- 13th February; Chris Zukowski: How To Market A Game on Steam. Event is organized by Living Game Intelligence Network
- 10th March Game Audio Awards.
- 18 – 21 April 2023 GamiFIN Conference. The call for papers is now open! Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2022
- 8th June Games First Helsinki. Click this link
Open jobs & Recruitment:
Location either Helsinki Metropolitan Area or Oulu, Finland.
- Hypehype is constantly looking for the best talent in the gaming and app industry to join them
- Is your studio hiring and/or looking for good visibility among #gamedev talent this spring? Games Job Fair Spring 2023 is the Online & Onsite in Helsinki games industry event for you!
- If you are looking for talented games industry professionals for short- or long-term hire – please check out the anonymous GameDevTalents board with screened and pre-interviewed talents ranging from mid to senior levels of experience and open to career opportunities. Feel free to reach out for details! And if you are Talent working in games industry or willing to join the Finnish games industry, feel free to apply https://gamedevtalents.com. Additionally, here is an anonymous list of talents who joined our Games Job Fair event and are open to career opportunities. If you want to see someone’s full profile, please feel free to reach out with the Contact button, so that they reach out to the talent for their consent. In your email please specify the project and/or position you are hiring for. A job description would be ideal.
- Take a look at https://thehub.fi/jobs for the current list of all jobs available in the Finnish Game Industry!
- Uratarinoita, erilaisista ihmisistä / mostly in Finnish, but few different career stories in English too
- Creative Europe: support programme for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors 2021-2027. Deadline for applications is on 1st March.
- Peliosuuskunta Expa (Expa Game Business Co-operative) – IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Meetup 1 / 2023 (26.01.2023) stream
- Mika Tammenkoski writes about “Maturation of the Game Industry takes time and skills” Article in Finnish
- Elina Lappalainen writes about challenges in Finnish Games Industry. Article in Finnish
- Solip’s Comic; new episode expat story about Family well-being and feeling of belongingness
- The contest for the best learning solution from Finland has begun! The contest is annual and this year’s theme is World at play – Games and Gamification as Keys to a Sustainable Future. Deadline for applications is 16th February.
- Games Now Event Day 2: Amazing Game Art is on Twitch
- Elina Lappalainen shares probably some new information to you also about Reworks and Seriously in HS article. Article in Finnish