Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter
In this report we will combine weeks 20-21/2023 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.
- 27th May IGDA Finland celebrates its 20th birthday
- 30th May LGIN x Magnusson Law: From an Idea to a Game Studio / Helsinki
- 31st Unreal Engine meetup with Savage Game Studios (PlayStation Studios) at the Epic Games Finland office
- 8th June Games First Helsinki. Click this link
- 12th-13th October W Love Games free tickets available.
- Call for speakers and workshop facilitators for this year’s WLG Conference is still open for a bit over a month, make sure you send your proposals by June 25th
Nordic Game of The Year 2023 is Skábma – Snowfall by Redstage. The game also was awarded as a winner at Best Art category.
- YAHAHA is excited to introduce its new creators’ program to help aspiring game creators!
- Alan Wake 2 will be released at October 17th
Open jobs & Recruitment:
- 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
- Death From Above is coming to Steam Early Access on the 25th of May!
- Olli Sotamaa, Heikki Tyni, and Taina Myöhänen from Univesity of Tampere has released a study; “‘Even if the algorithm is a terrible workmate, you just need to learn to live with it’: Perceptions of data analytics among game industry professionals”
- DigiDemo funding has opened and the grant is up for grabs during 15th of May through 11th of Sep. See instructions here.
- Alan Wake 2 releases October 17th on PlayStation 5, PC via the Epic Games Store, and Xbox Series X|S. See the release trailer here:
- Hahmotuksia/Figurings, Annakaisa Kultima debut exhibition as a play/playful artist (identity pending). ”Hahmotuksia” is open from 25th May to 15th June 2023. Open for public Mon-Fri 12-16 and otherwise by appointment. Kumma Gallery is at Kankurinkatu 5, Punavuori, at Helsinki’s design district.
- City of Kajaani has ordered mobile game from CrowdSorsa. The aim of the game is scout local streets at the city and aim money by that. (Article in Finnish)
- Hologram Monster is showing A first look at out platformer’s new game mechanic: Sand Surfing!
- Miikka Harjuntausta, Kiri Kälkäjä and few other jam members online participated Lv99 Game Jam. Their creation was Bunny99 which was a short top-down shooter adventure, and a proof of concept from bow’n’arrow bullet-time mechanics.
- YAHAHA is excited to introduce its new creators’ program to help aspiring game creators! Connect with like-minded creators, share your games, and get rewarded for creative work!Registration. For information visit here
- Bonus Stage Publishing will release Neanderthallica by Cheers LLC on Steam
- This year’s W Love Games Conference will be hosted at Oodi in the heart of Helsinki