Weekly News 25-28/23

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine weeks 25-28/2023 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.

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:

💖 New releases 🤩
  • First city (Meidän Pori) in entrepreneur based mobile game has been released on Google Play and Steam 
💬 Discussion
  • Veli-Pekka Piirainen has faced a problem: Google requires proof of eligibility for tax exemption for withholding tax in Taiwan. Finnish tax authorities couldn’t help VP with this. Does anyone know more about this issue?
  • Joonas Pylvinen asks Are coworking spaces past now and is the reign of remote work now on? Because Joonas is hatching a plan for a accelerator/coworking spaces to Kajaani for new game startups. BUT. According to some polls, the fresh companies would rather do either full or part remote work.
  • Suvi Latva asks opinions? “Valve says it’s not “discouraging” AI-generated content and that Steam’s “review process is a reflection of current copyright law and policies””

💰 Funding:

  • DigiDemo funding has opened and the grant is up for grabs during 15th of May through 11th of Sep. See instructions here.

📃 Other News

  • University of Bolton, Games for Change and Playmob are carrying out research to better understand how the games industry is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) either through games intentionally designed for impact or games that integrate impact occasionally.
    They are looking for games studios and/or organizations to share information about games that have been produced in recent years. The initial results will be presented at Games for Change 20th Anniversary Festival at the UN in NYC on 17th July. The goal of the research consortium is to keep adding to this exciting dataset to have a full view of how games are supporting the SDGs and creating a better world for all.
    If you have time before weekend to answer the survey, please do!