Play Finland’s Weekly Newsletter
In this report we will combine weeks 49/2019 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.
- 10th December IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub Xmas Party with Rovio / Helsinki
- 12th December 2019 Game Industry retrospective at Arcade5. / Helsinki
- 13th December, Business Finland event; “Tuleeko sitä rahaa vai ei? Kuinka enkelit oikeasti toimivat ja miten he tekevät päätöksensä?” / Helsinki
- 16th Dec. IGDA Lahti Christmas Gathering / Lahti
- 20th-21st January Pocket Gamer Connects London.
- 7th of February Grand opening of Digi & Game Center / Jyväskylä
- 8th February, Game Business Booster 2020 / Jyväskylä
- 3rd of March Game Audio Awards 2020
- April 1st Games First / London
- 14th April Hyper UA Gamevasion / Copenhagen
- 6th of November #XmasJKL 2020 – The Finnish Game Industry Seminar / Jyväskylä
See also The Game Industry Events calendar: http://www.neogames.fi/en/events/eventcalendar
Open jobs & Recruitment
- Games Factory Talents are actively looking for talents to 10 open hot positions in Games in Helsinki and more coming! You all know that Games Factory is gone now, but Games Factory Talents are still there at Arcade5 Maria 01 and our door is always open! They are actively looking for talents for multiple roles in Games industry in Helsinki. Please check the positions and companies and APPLY
- 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!
- Take a look at https://thehub.fi/jobs for the current list of all jobs available in the Finnish Game Industry!
- Google selected Direlight Ltd Grimvalor as one of the Best Indie Games of 2019 on Google Play
- Rival Games Ltd’ Alien: Blackout selected among the Apple’s best apps and games of 2019
- Helsinki XR Center is looking for new teams to join XR developer hub. APPLY HERE. Questions here.
- After Zynga deal, Empires & Puzzles maker is an inspiration for Finnish game industry
- EGD 035: What A Games Startup Is All About with Adam Schaub Co-Founder and CEO Strange Quest
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.