Finnish Games Career Day
Online
October 28
#GamesJobFair
thinking about EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES in the games industry?
Then, Finnish Games Career Day
is the place to be!
It's an online and interactive event where you can meet some of the leading Finnish games studios, explore multiple open positions, get advice on how to get into the Finnish games industry to make your job search easier and chances of scoring an interview for your next career step. Even if you are not ready to change your job now, you can use this opportunity to get to know the companies better, try out their games and network with the professionals from all over the world!

For the talents from abroad this is a great opportunity to learn about the Finnish games industry, its supportive community, working culture and the Big projects studios are working on!

Showcase your Talent to the studios and get a dream job in Finland!
Why to join?

If you are interested to work at one of the leading Games studio in Finland, this is your chance!
You will hear presentations from the sponsoring studios about the new and current projects as well as the opportunities for talents.

You will be able to have direct discussions with the companies and ask questions from the leaders of the Finnish games industry.

This is the right place to get all the information about Finnish game industry and how you can join it!

At the event you will be able to see multiple open positions at the Job Board and apply directly to the companies.

Last year we helped 25 games industry professionals from abroad to join one of the leading studios and move to work in Finland!

Studios and Sponsors you will meet at the Career Day
Companies will have Interactive Stands and host Live sessions for attendees
You will meet many more Finnish studios at the Career Day!

Speakers

Agenda
October 28th
9:00
9:00
Registration opens via PINE
Company stands and career wall is open for the talents
9:05
9:05
Opening words by the organisers
9:15
9:15
Finnish Games Industry overview
Introduction to the Finnish games industry by Neogames - association of the Finnish game developers
Presentations of the studios
9:30
9:30
Redhill Games
Ekaterina Dolgova, COO and Co-founder
Redhill Games is a PC game studio from Helsinki and it is formed by a seasoned team of industry veterans. We are aiming high but approach this opportunity with humility and determination. We have a calling to build not only games that will have a global impact but also an organisation that is sustainable and good. We value character – we are all different but have a common purpose. We respect each other's talent and contribution. We believe that with the right team work is meaningful and we learn every day from those around us. We make games for a global market and our team reflects this - from the very start we came together from Finland, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Belarus, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Slovakia, Saudi Arabia, India, Portugal, USA, UK and Bulgaria.
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09:40
09:40
Seriously Entertainment
Bea Grandell, Talent Geek
We combine a world class creative team with a mobile first experience to develop brands that can make a difference. Seriously.
We are passionate about great storytelling and epic world-building, desperate conflict and hilarious comedy, unique characters and unlikely heroes. We are in this because we are driven to make great games, to tell great stories, to build the next generation of entertainment experiences. We want to make games that keep you playing in the blue glow of your phone until the small hours or to fire up quickly for just one more round during your lunch break.
09:50
09:50
Critical Force
Kim Kupiainen
Critical Force brings 'Portable esports' to Mobile, by combining mobile game play, competitive online multiplayer gaming, free to play and eSports to the next level. The company's main goal is to foster a dedicated community of players and to further outline an infrastructure of multiple systems and services to serve that community. To become the global market leader of real-time mobile online multiplayer games with a competitive esports community. The market for so-called mid-core games is growing as gamers seek a deeper experience from free-to-play titles. Real-time multiplayer gaming with a competitive esports community will play a key factor.
10:00
10:00
Nitro Games
Milka (Rantamo) Tarkiainen, People Ops Manager
Nitro Games is a Finnish free-to-play mobile game company. The team has a decade of experience in strategy games.
Our goal is to offer the players the best possible strategy gaming experience on both tablets and smartphones. We're focusing in making the best production value games with polished and addictive game-play.
Nitro Games uses its very own NG Platform. This ensures fast results with great quality.
10:10
10:10
Epic Games Helsinki
Recruiting at Epic Games Helsinki.

We are building world class online services for game developers and gamers alike.

We're dedicated to taking really good care of our people - bringing diverse teams together and fostering a great work environment and culture. We offer our people competitive compensation and top-level benefits, as well as all the resources needed to succeed. We bring together outstanding people who are dedicated to building outstanding products, and who strive to maintain an inclusive work environment that shares and grows its knowledge.
10:20
10:20
Mainframe Industries
Mikko Lindholm
Mixing the best of AAA, MMO and mobile gaming into a social sandbox, playable on any screen.

Mainframe Industries is the Finnish-Icelandic gaming studio founded by former CCP, Remedy and Next Games veterans is developing an unannounced cloud-native MMO that is designed and built at Mainframe's Helsinki and Reykjavik studios.

Cloud gaming allows for seamless crossplay between mobile, PC and console, allowing players to access their game from any device. For an MMO, the client and server are both hosted in the cloud, allowing for game streaming and frictionless access, much as Netflix or Spotify did for film and music. Mainframe is the first venture-backed startup to announce plans to build a cloud-native MMO.
10:30
10:30
Remedy Entertainment
Sari Lidberg
Remedy is an independent game developer founded in 1995 and based in Espoo, Finland.

Our highly acclaimed titles include Control, Quantum Break, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Alan Wake, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Max Payne, and Death Rally. Control was released in August 2019 to great critical acclaim. Control has been awarded multiple Game of the Year wins, including IGN's Game of the Year, as well as Best Art Direction at The Game Awards. At the DICE Awards, Control won for Action Game of the Year, Game Direction, Art Direction and Music Composition.
10:40
10:40
DoDreams
Erik Pöntiskoski
DoDreams is the maker of Drive Ahead! brand - the best way to to play, share and watch fun games. With a perfect mix of surprising, crazy fun and casual competitive skill gaming, our vision is to be the #1 choice for action, racing and sports genre fans. We offer as an employer a unique opportunity to work with a large and active community of highly engaged players. We make updates and publish new titles with the support of our fan base of 10m monthly active users.

As a studio we build the Drive Ahead! Brand by creating games that are social through online multiplayer gaming & video streaming as well as highly engaging through live-ops. We continue to enhance the social experience of our games by expanding to new platforms and technologies such as AR. So this is your chance to work with games in the fastest growing areas of the industry.

10:50
10:50
Panzerdog
Roman Malakhov
Panzerdog is a Finnish-Russian publisher and developer of mobile games. The studio was founded in 2016 in Helsinki and later opened a Russian office in Kaliningrad.

Around 40 developers are currently working for the studio, with many boasting 10+ years of experience in the games industry. Panzerdog is currently working on developing its first project – multiplayer mobile shooter Tacticool, which was nominated for Google Play's Users' Choice'19 and was a NGDC'18 finalist.
11:00
11:00
Fingersoft
Ville Rauma
Fingersoft was founded in 2012 and is one of the most northern game studios in the world, chilling out (literally and figuratively) just 170 km south of the arctic circle in Oulu, Finland. Today we employ more than 70 people from all corners of the globe.

We are best known for the mobile smash hits "Hill Climb Racing" and "Hill Climb Racing 2", which have a combined total of over 1 Billion installs. However, despite our huge audience, we keep things small and personal, with a strong focus on maintaining a relaxed, casual, and informal work atmosphere.
11:10
11:10
Dazzle Rocks
Tuuli Peltonen
We are making a new kind of sandbox MMO experience for mobile. It's a social world-building game about exploration, adventure, and collaborating with other players. It's a real-time game with endless outcomes and the winning strategy is to be yourself. Play, create, and try out the customization options and make our world.

The vast environment and its rich and varied landscapes will provide a deep gameplay variety. Our mission is to make games that stay fresh for years with a constant evolution.

We are eager to show more of the fun surprises the shared world has within it.
11:20
11:20
MyGamez
Mikael Leinonen
At MyGamez, we enable leading mobile game publishers to tap their growth potential in the worlds largest, and perhaps also most complex gaming market, China. We're proud to work with some of the best publishers globally, including companies like Zynga studio Small Giant Games, Playrix, Zeptolab, Fingersoft and many others. Games powered by our China Android publishing technology have been enjoyed by over 500 million Chinese players and growing. MyGamez Finland Oy is part of Finnish-Chinese MyGamez group (mygamez.com) and the team in Finland is responsible for the development of MyGamez publishing technology and supporting our customers technical teams.
Networking at the Studios interactive stand and joining Live sessions.
Participating studios will be going Live to answer any questions from the attendees at their interactive stands.
14:00
14:00
How Finland supports international talents that decide to join one of the studios in Finland
Katri Raevuori
Finland loves talent from every corner of the world. We support professionals who want to work in Finland with visa and work permit applications, startup funding and advice for setting up a business. Bring your passion and expertise to Finland and discover why this is a great place to pursue your career and to build a life rich in new experiences and opportunities.
14:20
14:20
Tips and Tricks on landing a job in Finnish games studio
Arja Martikainen
All you need to know about how to land a dream job in the Finnish games industry - Tips and Tricks
14:35
14:35
All you need to know to land a job at a Games studio
Alexei Ryan
All you need to know about how to land a dream job at a Games studio world wide.
14:50
14:50
IGDA Finland
Christopher Hamilton
IGDA Finland is the local Finnish chapter of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association. IGDA is a non-profit professional society that is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.
15:05
15:05
Game Makers of Finland

Milla Pennanen
Game Makers of Finland's mission is to support and assist everyone working and studying in the gaming industry related fields.

The Union provides all it´s members with comprehensive services and benefits. Your membership fee includes travel and accident insurance, comprehensive liability insurance, counseling in legal matters in your private life, business start-up training, services of a career and salary expert etc.

Game Makers of Finland also promotes the general well-being and growth of the game industry.
15:20
15:20
Miia Hakala
How Critical Force studio moved to remote working during the Covid and developed hybrid working model and developed strong working culture
15:40
15:40
Why international game developers should come to Finland
Peter Vesterbacka
Peter is a former Mighty Eagle at Rovio and co-founder of Slush

Finnish games industry is well known for the world class game studios and its vibrant community, but there are many more reason for the foreign talents to join.
16:00
16:00
Panel: How Finnish studios support the smooth relocation of international talent.
Marina Velikova
Lets talk about the relocation aspects to Finland for the games industry professionals from abroad in the current circumstances and how studios make sure that talents succeed in Finland.
17:30
17:30
How does it feel like after moving and living in Helsinki
Alexandr Shevchenko
Alexandr is a Senior Software Engineer who participated in the Games Job Fair event in St.Petersburg and has now lived in Helsinki for over a year. Alexandr will share his own experience of relocating to Helsinki with his family and how it feels to live and work in Helsinki.
17:45
17:45
My personal story of moving to work at a Games studio in Helsinki
Vlad Sviatetskyi
Vlad will share his personal experience of moving from Ukraine and joining one of the leading games studios in Finland and how does it feel after living in Helsinki for over a year.
18:00
18:00
Relocation from A to Z
Oleg Paliy, organiser of Games Job Fairs in Finland and abroad
Oleg will tell everything you need to know about relocation to a foreign country and Finland specifically. We will discuss all the aspects of living and working abroad, Finnish working culture etc. Last year over 20 games industry talents relocated to work in Finland after the Games Job Fairs and we will present a few of their storeys and answer any questions you might have what comes to working and living in Finland.
Closing of the event and Goodbyes

How to join Finnish Games Career Day

Submit event form
Please complete this short application form, specify your Skills and Specialities that you would like to continue working with, attach your resume, LinkedIn or link to portfolio.
Check out WarmUp webinar
On October 14th we hosted a webinar and shared event plan and how to complete your profile via Pine online platform to get most our of the event. Please check it here
Invitation to join
We'll send you an invitation via PINE platform to join Career Day with the detailed instructions how to complete your profile and join the the event. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Flashback to our previous event in Kyiv

FAQ

Q:
Will I get an interview with a participating studio?
A:
We can not promise that unfortunately. But we will do our best to book you an interview. If you apply early enough we will organise a call with our talent coordinator to discuss more about the open roles and requirements to see if there are matching job opportunities, but you have to send us your application as soon as possible!

Q:
Where can I see all the job opportunities?
A:
Please visit our Job Board and apply today! At the Career Day we will list many more job opportunities from participating Finnish game studios! You will also be able to reach out to companies representatives and discuss about the roles directly. You next career opportunity waiting.
Q:
Is the event free?
A:
Yes, it is free for all attendees. However, we will screen received applications, and will invite those candidates whose profile is complete for the event. Please so don't delay your application and send it today!

Q:
What if I can't find a suitable position or a suitable company, but still want to relocate to Finland?
A:
New companies are always joining and have new vacancies for you. The best thing you should do is applying for the event or via Open Application on our website and we will contact you in case we see a good fit for both you and the company.
Q:
If I get hired, will anyone help me with all the permits, apartments etc.?
A:
Companies are supporting you and your family in the relocation process. You will get a help with all the aspects of relocation, so please don't worry about that! The professional will also help get settled and ensure you get a Finnish personal identity code, tax card, bank account, etc. If you have a spouse and/or kids moving with you, companies will support their relocation.
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