Weekly News 19

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine week 19/2021 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

📢 Announcements:

  • Zynga pays Small Giant $240 million in second performance earn-out
  • Finnish Game Research Association together with Neogames Finland have announced the winners of this year Game Studies Thesis competition. The winners are Mikaela Kumlander from University of Tampere ans Sonja Hämäläinen from University of Applied Sciences (HUMAK). Official recognition of excellence was given to Heini säynevirta from University of Helsinki. (Article in Finnish).

📝 Open jobs & Recruitment:

💖 New releases 🤩

🔔Neogames is Reminding:

💬 Discussion

  • Kim Soares asks; What is a bad/average/good ratio for ingame currency from IAP’s versus ingame faucets?
  • Maria Maunula asks what other (than Evergreen, which has been good) findings people at Play Finland may have found during these times regarding team motivation, communication, appreciation showing, and rewarding employees – anything that can help others to improve the daily life of a dev during the pandemic/remote working!
    Maybe it’s not an app, integration, etc. but a way of working or any other tips & tricks to share with us all?
  • Aung Pyae asks if you have experiences in VR-based exercises/workouts, can you please help by answering to survey?
  • Marke Kivijärvi calls for guests to speak about their companies’ diversity and inclusion practices.

📃 Other News 

  • Solip’s Comic new episode: “Referral” in Finland is one of the main challenges to game expats in Finland
  • Digi & Game Center in Jyväskylä provides recruitment services for companies – and encourages companies to take interns too (article in Finnish only).
  • University of Jyväskylä is gathering memories that people have about game music with open survey (in Finnish).
  • Helsingin Sanomat writes how’s Housemarques journey to publish Returnal went (article in Finnish). HS also reviewed Returnal.