Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter
In this report we will combine week 51/2022 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.
- 1oth January Info Session on new call MEDIA Video Games and Immersive Content by EGDF with Creative Europe.
- 23-24th January Pocket Gamer Connects London
- use the code PlayFinland20 for 20% off tickets.
- 18 – 21 April 2023 GamiFIN Conference. The call for papers is now open! Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2022
- 8th June Games First Helsinki. Click this link
- Tuomas Erikoinen and Miika Virtanen has formed a new game company called Wild Spark and already released their first game!
- The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies & Tampere University Game Research Lab has released new Finnish Player Barometer (in Finnish).
Pelimetsä website will be updated on next year with a _simple_ CO2 footprint calculator, which can be used as a measure for voluntary donations.The goals:
Transparent, reliable, and significant results
To show how it’s done
To share the tools and the process
Open jobs & Recruitment:
- FakeFish is looking for two new teammates; C++ Programmer open position and 3D Animator open position
- Baltic Explorers is offering Game Dev Talentpool platform that is connecting game development talents from all over the world. The platform has been made part of the Baltic Explorers project and is free for everyone!
- 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
- Creative Europe: support programme for Europe’s cultural and creative sectors 2021-2027. Deadline for applications is on 1st March.
📃Neogames reports released this year:
- Neogames has released Finnish Game Industry Policy recommendations. The three key steps the new government should take to support the local games industry:
– Success is built on talent– Success is built on the courage to take steps into unknown– Success is built on cooperation
- Neogames released best Practices for Young Start-ups to Rise Private Investments: A Case Study for the City of Helsinki
- See also flowchart related
- In case you have missed Neogames Asia (Updated Games Market Study – China, Japan and South Korean Market) report released on July.
- Wild Spark released their first game Hover League on iOS and on Google Play
- Tuuletar Studios announces the release of both video games The Mystery of Uku and Solence
Jamk University of Applied Sciences offer Game Production studiesDegree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Scope: 210 ECTSApply: 4 – 18 January 2023
- Solip’s Comic new episode of “when do these Europeans work…?”
- Epic will pay a $275 million penalty for violating children’s privacy law, change default privacy settings, and pay $245 million in refunds for tricking users into making unwanted charges
- Hill Climb Racing orchestral theme!
- Games Industry Biz looked into the implications of a bill that could classify loot boxes as gambling, and what it could mean for the Finnish games industry