Weekly News 44/23

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine week 44/2023 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:

  • Last week released Alan Wake 2 has gotten exceptionally good reviews by numerous game critics

📝 Open jobs & Recruitment:

💬 Discussion

  • EGDF is starting discussions on its priorities for upcoming EU elections and the next commission term and asking what should be their priorities. Please select the key themes for you from the poll below. Please find more information on each theme from here
    • The EU must protect the fundamental rights of the game developers studios in the platform and data economy
    • The EU must secure access to talent
    • The EU must secure access to funding
    • The EU must build balanced framework for the protection of players
    • The union must secure fair Digital Markets

📃 Other News

  • Digi & Game Center organizes 4 weeks course at Jyväskylä to understand basics about game industry for 18-29 years old unemployed person interested about game industry . Course in Finnish.
  • Good experiences regarding young people participating e-sports. It has enhanced their opportunities to find a job
  • Wanda O Rly wandering around the halls of Digi & Game Center and scare game developers and sharing they horror stories.
  • Neogames’ J-P kaleva attended a panel discussion on Monday 30th Nov about lootboxes and regulation, voicing the local game industry’s point of view in the discussion. The PEGI system is one of the industry’s most important tools for reacting to different concerns related to gaming. Neogames advocates for sustainable game development within the local industry.
  • Oleg Paliyrateful giving thanks to all Amazing Participants and Partners of the Games Job Fair Autumn 2023
  • Lu Qiao, a master’s student in game studies at Tampere University is calling for survey participants. Exploring the Working Experiences of game expatriates in Finland: Migrants’ Awareness of Employment Rights in Finland and Support Needed During the Relocation.
  • Attitudes towards gaming are changing: YLE writes about Finnish players’ emotional relationship to games in a touching article. Headline: ”While playing, I realized that life is a gift”. 🥲❤️ Article in Finnish only.
  • Remedy Entertainment announced cooperation with Finnish clothing brand Makia.