So you want to play with us?
Spend a day at our co-work space – passes (20€ incl. VAT) available from Games Factory reception June 2018 onwards.
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; 2nd desk – 200€/month; 3rd/4th/5th/6th desk – 100€/month
Service provider desk: 400€/month
Enjoy the privacy of an office room, whilst benefiting from the community.
Pricing according to room sizes. Limited availability.
Building momentum and establishing partnerships
Building the community
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:
- Virtual Air Guitar Company – full-body action to precise fingertip control motion games and applications
- Quicksave Interactive – games for chat environments
- Motorious Entertainment – mobile games for major brands
- Polka Dot Studio – lifestyle games for female audience
- Brimstone Interactive – turn-based tactics games
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.
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.
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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