Weekly News 47/23

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine week 47/2023 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 🤩

  • Urban survival and landlord simulator game, Obenseuer (by Loiste Interactive) is out and available on Steam!

💰 Funding:

  • Creative Europe funding for games 2024 has been announced (deadline for application on January 24th, 2024) – regarding to funding there are two info sessions:
    • Info session by the Finnish Media desk on Dec 14, 2023

      Creative Europe Media Desk in Finland organizes an info session to those interested in Creative Europe funding opportunities. Session will be held online on Thursday 14th of December 14.00-15.30 (Finnish time). Info session will be held in English, but questions and discussion may occur also in Finnish.

      Please register by 13.12. by sending e-mail to inkeri.lundgren@ses.fi– link to the interested participants will be sent to those who have registered.

📃 Other News

  • Jani Kahrama giving tips regardig to collision detection in 3D modelling
  • Pools demo trailer released + Try demo for free. You can find more Joni Londén‘s work in my portfolio https://jonilonden.fi/
  • Neogames Finland ry.‘ director KooPee Hiltunen spoke at the closing seminar (stream on Twitch) of the national Non-toxic – Non-Discriminatory Gaming Culture project. Neogames mediates a national, pan-industry anti-harassment task force, established in 2018, and has been instrumental in creating the Code of Conduct used by local game industry organizations and industry events. The Non-Toxic project has created and excellent publication called The Beginners Guide to Inclusive Gaming Activities, which is available in English, Finnish and Swedish and even as an audiobook! 🗒️ The Finnish Game Industry Code of Conduct
  • Creative Finland / Open Creative House x SHINE! networking event brings together content industry companies and professionals on 29th of Nov 2023- Speech by the creators of Alan Wake 2: Remedy’s leading sound designer Ville Sorsa, Poets of the Fall guitarist Olli Tukiainen, game composer Petri Alanko and the CEO of Fried Music, Riku Salomaa about  the collaboration that led to global success, as part of the day’s program + Come and pitch your idea!
  • Helsingin Sanomat journalist Elina Lappalainen tested Noice. Article in Finnish

  • Theme Park (a free educational event for visual developers) opened the registration. For zero money you will be able to listen to artists, who worked on titles like God Of War Ragnarök, and Witcher: Gwent, have experience working with H.R. Giger and also you can meet some familiar faces:) Go by the link and register!