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29.10.2018 11:15

Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter

In this report we will combine  week 43/2018 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



  • 7th Nov. Tasapeliseminaari / Helsinki
  • 9th Nov. The Finland Unity User Group is visiting Apprien
  • 10th Nov. DevCon Tampere 2018
  • 10-11th November. Theme Park. Digital art rally 2018 / Kouvola
  • 14th Nov. Xmasjkl – The Finnish Game Industry Seminar / Jyväskylä
    • First patch of Speaker announcements!
    • Mika Rahko, Futureplay
    • Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel
    • Adam Sporka, Composer, Kingdom Come Deliverance
    • Jussi Immonen, Nitro Games
      ..and more announcements coming soon!We are super happy to have COOL people coming again as a our speaker to 2018 event at Jyväskylä, Central Finland
    • Ticket sales are open! Early Bird Prices -10% are available until 21.10.2018
    • The Finnish Game Industry Seminar now annual event already 4th time!
    • You can also book the demo stand with 80€
    • NightStop playing at #XmasJKL
  • 19-23 November 2018, Nanjing: IMGA Judging Sessions, China Game Design Seminar and the Awards Ceremony & Parties
  • 20th Nov. IGDA Finland Turku Hub November event with Platonic Partnership
  • 22 November Manse Games Event / Tampere
    • Teut Weidemann joins to talk about F2P game monetisation.
    • Petri Ikonen. The talk will focus on how the studio overcame the obstacles of designing a F2P mobile game from a well-loved IP, and how their design thinking has changed during production and running the live service.
    • Third speaker will be Co-Founder of GameRefinery Joel Julkunen. Joel will be comparing the US mobile game market with several Asian markets and focus on their differences in various areas. During this talk we will learn which genres, game features & mechanics and visual styles are hot and which are not.
    • Fourth speaker will be Kalle Kaivola! Kalle has worked on games for two decades as a producer, publisher and most recently investor as a partner in Sisu Game Ventures.
    • Fifth speaker will be Google’s Industry Manager Juho Juhantalo. Juho is your first touchpoint to Google in mobile gaming in the Northern European region. 
    • Founder of Cellense Ivan Trancik. Ivan with his team at Cellense have worked to launch and scale over 50 games with over 2 billion downloads. They have been working with fast growing game studios like Fingersoft, Frogmind, BoomBit, DoDreams and many others.
  • 23-25 November Junction / Helsinki
  • 4-5th Dec. Slush
  • 25-27th January Global Game Jam  if you want to run a site, apply now!
  • 29th January Games First London 2019
  • 22-24th May Nordic Game Conference / Helsinki

See also The Game Industry Events calendar:

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

Open jobs & Recruitment:



Recommendations from Play Finland community;

  • Sami Pulli have been creating a tool for searching game engines as part of my studies. It needs to be evaluated with users. If you are interested in game development tools please try this new web service and answer to the usability survey.

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.