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Day Pass

Spend a day at our co-work space – passes (20 incl. VAT) available from Games Factory reception.

Desk memberships

Get a set desk to come back to or try out a hotseat at our co-work space dedicated for game professionals.

Pricing (excl. VAT):

Fixed desks: 1st desk – 300€/month (opening offer 200€/month); 2nd – 200€/month; 3rd/4th/5th/6th – 100€/month
Service provider desk: 400€/month

Private offices

Enjoy the privacy of an office room, whilst benefiting from the community.

Pricing according to room sizes. Limited availability.

Partnerships

Partner with us! Drop us a line to book time for a chat and tour of the facilities.

Embassy and Showroom

Games Factory is a lighthouse, a physical location that foreign investors can visit.  A showcase to attract international talents. A working embassy that can help new companies setup and invite multinational studios to come to Finland.

In collaboration with industry associations Games Factory is part of a nation wide project that aims to interconnect several ongoing initiatives and game clusters.

Games as a cultural export

With Games effectively being the current greatest cultural export of Finland it is time to establish a version of “Visit Finland” for Finnish Games which aims to actively promote the industry as a whole, to communicate with international media and both gamer and non-gamer audiences.

This is a move than can benefit existing existing and new studios alike. It can help reach more players and facilitate the internationalisation of already established studios.

Ultimately it promotes Finland as brand, it won’t be Hollywood or Silicon Valley, it will be different and it can be big!

Educational pipeline

There are nearly 30 institutions providing Games Education and an ever growing demand for skilled game developers.

We want to formalize cooperation and create an interface between the Finnish games industry and educational institutions, aiming to improve the quality and quantity of the Game Studies programs.

Have protocols in place so that Institutions can easily request local clusters and Game Studios to provide programme advisory, guest lecturers, supervisors, internship programs, master classes, summer courses, visiting experts and even real world projects to work on as well as grants for young talents.

A Community of Studios

More than just shared offices, Games Factory is built upon and supported by a self organizing community of game studios with shared interests and a shared culture.

Through common infrastructure, business intelligence, experts, services, consulting, a thriving and unique work culture, we will change the fate of dozens of game studios for the better in both business and quality of work life.

Events

Bring your event to our atmospheric 200sqm event space in central Helsinki.

Services for Game Companies

Need help with user acquisition, finding talent or game audio/music? We got you!

Tours

 Game professional visiting Helsinki? Let us give you a tour of the premises!

Relocation services

Want to work in the Finnish Game Industry? Let us give you a helping hand!

Jose Jacome
Jose Jacome
Managing Director
+358 44 971 6096
Jyri Partanen
Jyri Partanen
COO & Chairman (on vacation)
+358 40 560 4023
Petra Welling-Partanen
Petra Welling-Partanen
Community Manager (on leave)
Memberships
+358 40 581 8389
Meela Leino
Meela Leino
CMO
Press & media enquiries
+358 40 9610489

News

May 3, 2018

Helsinki’s Gaming Ecosystem Strengthens Further with Games Factory

The Finnish game industry Embassy grand opening takes place on June 1, 2018. Tenant companies have now been chosen and Games Factory is joining forces with game audio composer Ari Pulkkinen with joint venture company AriTunes.

Games Factory will be home to 20 Finnish game companies at a time, ranging from small to medium-sized studios. One of the criteria for selecting members is their capacity and willingness to contribute to the community and the whole ecosystem. The contributions could take many forms, ranging from sharing technical capabilities to organizing events.

  The tenant game studios include:

In addition, Games Factory has formed a joint venture company AriTunes with renowned Finnish game audio composer Ari Pulkkinen. Pulkkinen is nominated for his work on NexMachina for Best Audio at the upcoming Nordic Game Awards 2018 in Malmö 24th of May.

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April 5, 2018

Games Factory steered towards June launch by new Chairman and COO Jyri Partanen

Co-founder Jyri Partanen to join CEO Jose Jacome in building the groundworks for the Helsinki-based game development community

Helsinki, Finland – Community hub Games Factory has appointed Jyri Partanen as Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer. The serial entrepreneur and game industry expert will oversee and develop company operations and strategy, working closely together with CEO Jose Jacome. As the former Chairman of IGDA Finland, Partanen has over 10 years of experience sharing business expertise within the game industry.

– The Helsinki metropolitan area is the home for 40 percent of Finnish game companies, so Games Factory is a natural progression of the ecosystem here. The community hub is a physical location for game companies to build synergies and invite visitors to learn about the Finnish gaming industry as a whole. We want to bring open sharing of information and data to the next level, declares Jyri Partanen.

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March 23, 2018

Games Factory Industry Community to Open in Helsinki

The new Finnish game community will breed talent and business

Helsinki, Finland – The Maria 01 tech startup community in Helsinki will continue to expand operations in early June 2018, when Games Factory opens at the site. Games Factory will be a game community house, and it will assume a larger role on the Finnish game scene serving as a platform for all game-related activity in Finland and beyond. 

The mission of Games Factory is to represent, to promote, and to strengthen the Finnish game industry, embracing all types of games.

“We’ll be the Embassy and showroom of the Finnish game industry on the global arena,” asserts Games Factory CEO José Jácome, pointing out that games are Finland’s biggest cultural export.

A key role of Games Factory will be to increase cohesion within the industry through a new type of nation-wide community, in which game developers and other industry actors collaborate, sharing information and capabilities. The goal is to breed new talent and business.

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July 12, 2018

Games Factory announces new tenant Game Companies

Games Factory has been growing since its Grand Opening in June 2018. Currently 200 people are working from Games Factory.

Here are the current tenant companies:

 

Helsinki Games Factory Oy
Lapinlahdenkatu 16, building 5.
00180 Helsinki
Finland

At Maria01.