Weekly News 7/22

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine week 7/2022 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.

Best Regards,
Neogames Finland


👉 Events:

See also The Game Industry Events calendar 📆 Game Conference Guide Calendar 📆Flemish Game association calendar & Game Industry Biz

  • 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.comTake a look at https://thehub.fi/jobs for the current list of all jobs available in the Finnish Game Industry!
💖 New releases 🤩
  • Oddrok released Rallygator! for Steam and Switch
📃 Other News
  • Pako 3 Getaway update is out! Back to the Pako 2 style big maps and driving people around! Also, new racing levels, cars + other stuff!

  • Valo Motion is proud to present it’s new product ValoArena! 😍 Active mixed reality group gaming that will make you move with your friends. Best part is that you can try it soon at SuperPark Vantaa in Finland!!
  • Toivo Aaron Kallio offers podcast for an enthusiast, a dreamer, a student or a seasoned professional, there’s so much inspiring and informative in the stories and views of the guests.
  • C.L.A.Y. The Moving City, A Narrative Artbook kickstarter campaign is on and the goal is reached
  • Supercell CEO, Ilkka Paananen opens up about their success and financials. Article in Finnish too
  • A new episode of  Solip’s Comic “Game Expats Story” a story about game ‘service’ in Japan and Finland
  • JANITOR BLEEDS, a horror game about a haunted arcade by Korpus is coming out by Bonus Stage Publishing on April 7th on PC and Xbox.
  • Looking for new funding opportunities? Join Get funded!
    Get funded event is organised March 8-9th, 2022 – live at the Arcade5 (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki) and online. Get your ticket, whether you want to meet people live or online, from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.fi/e/get-funded-tickets-266658541877
    The event has three tracks:
    1) Private funding track on Tuesday afternoon with VC and angel investors and stories about fundraising journeys from studios
    2) Public funding track on Wednesday afternoon with Business Finland, AVEK, Creative Europe and others
    3) Investor track on Tuesday morning – please note, that investor track is live and application-only track, and the participants for this track will receive confirmation later.
    Investor track: March 8th, 10-12 o’clock (only live and for pitching teams)
    Private funding track: March 8th, 13-17 o’clock
    Public funding track: March 9th, 13-17 o’clock
    Where? Arcade5 & online