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WEEK (34/2019) IN THE FINNISH GAME INDUSTRY

23.08.2019 12:33

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine weeks 29-31/2019 from the Finnish Game Industry.

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.

We (admins) occasionally publish industry related posts or links in Play Finland. But since there is so many things going on, we don´t even try to cover the whole field.

Best Regards,
Neogames Finland

Events:

See also The Game Industry Events calendar: http://www.neogames.fi/en/events/eventcalendar

Neogames is creating a tool for the city of Helsinki summarising all key games industry related events in Helsinki

Open jobs & Recruitment

  • 4Good Games is looking for a designer for their first title, Planet Patrol. The gig is 2 – 4 months, fulltime, and consists of working their high-level design down to a working puzzlematch core & metagame. The focus is in exploring mechanics of linking real-world charity campaigns to the gameplay in a transparent and engaging way
  • Get your self matched in Game Factory Talents. Find your place in the Finnish Games Industry
    • Games Factory Talents have introduced a new platform to make your talent visible for the game studios. They are building a community of developers to showcase, making it easier for the game studios to find the talent they need.
    • “Instead of building a platform only for job seeking game industry professionals, we wanted a platform where the game studios could come and meet the talent even before they start the long and expensive process of advertising an open job position. Our Talent Board features industry professionals from all levels of experience to most of the various positions studios might be looking to fill”, explains Kim Bäckroos, CEO of the newly formed Games Factory Talents.
    • New talent is being added to the Talent Board constantly, and Games Factory Talents are inviting all industry professionals and game studios to take part. Head over Games Factory Talents to look at the talent and job positions available and make yourself visible for the hiring studios.Follow Games Factory Talents on social media for the latest news and information on any upcoming talent acquisition events.
    • https://www.linkedin.com/company/gamesfactorytalents
    • https://www.instagram.com/gamesfactorytalents
  • Jobs in Games: Rovio’s Heini Kaihu on how to get a job as head of studio.
    • if people are interested in taking part in ‘Jobs in Games’ series feel free to get in touch with Craig Chapple!
  • Curious on how to enter the Games Industry? Take a look at http://www.devs.tv/jobs/ for the current list of all jobs available in the Finnish Game Industry!

Announcements;

Recommendations;

  • Mikko Sivulainen is asking for HockeyApp alternatives (image related). Having both iOS/Android support is a plus. Needs to have an API to manage users, SSO login, and simple to integrate into jenkins builds.

Other News;

This is the weekly summary of news from the Finnish game  industry. If you want to have your news on the list, post them on the Play Finland Facebook group. The summary will be posted every Friday afternoon. Check out previous week’s list.