Weekly News 18/22

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine week 18/2022 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.

Best Regards,
Neogames Finland

👉 Events:

See also The Game Industry Events calendar 📆 Game Conference Guide Calendar 📆Flemish Game association calendar & Game Industry Biz

📢 Announcements:

📝 Open jobs & Recruitment:

  • Heroic etsii kesäkoodaajaa. Jos Unity / C# on tuttuja ja haluat kokemusta nopeasta peliprototyyppaamisesta alan konkareiden (Rovio, Lightneer, Next Games) kanssa, käsi pystyyn ja hakemusta kehiin. Yhteydenotot voi laittaa suoraan ilmari at heroicgames.org.
  • 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
  • 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
💸 Funding:
💬 Discussion:
  • Jani Kahrama asks; “Hey hivemind!Do you miss sharing war stories, presenting deep insights, tools, and best practices? Beyond the occasional conference, where do everyone share their tricks of the trade?”
📃 Other News
  • New copyright legislation was changed radically at the last minute, Effi has put up a citizen initiative to push back.
  • Forbidden Studios, a Turku-based game dev studio currently working on a thrilling new title, Among the Trolls, is looking for a group of 10-20 people to test Among the Trolls at our game dev studio which is located in the heart of Turku. If you’d like to be one of the first people to ever play Among the Trolls, please get in touch (in English or Finnish) at community@forbidden.dev.
  • George Oki is doing his master’s thesis on developer experience in Unity and am looking for mobile developers to answer survey.
  • Tampere Game Hub in collaboration with the city of Tampere are introducing Tampere Game Spaces, 18 months of free office space for any eligible Tampere-based game studio! Sign up today; the spots are in high demand and limited! And yes, you can see Näsinneula from the windows!
  • Ever since Psyon Games started developing Antidote COVID-19, the first and only COVID-19 awareness game for mobile, they have been collaborating with Gavi the Vaccine Alliance. 🤝🌍
    Thanks to Gavi, Psyon Games has received the opportunity to introduce the benefits of gaming for public health. Read more about our gamified public health campaign and about the benefits of games defeat the pandemic.
  • Markus Lappalainen  offers music for games
  • Game Music Collective  supports humanitarian work at Ukraine war zone, with shares of their ticket sell. Another ways to support https://apuaukrainaan.fi/ and https://fingo.fi/jarjestot-ukrainan-tukena/
  • Do you play games? Do you have kids; participant by filling the survey