Helsinki-based game development ecosystem Games Factory has teamed up with Finnish Game Day for a new joint venture that aims to help Finnish studios find international dev talent.
Called Games Factory Talent, the organisation has put together an online Talent Board that features a number of job seekers from around the world who are looking for a position in Finland’s games sector.
The initiative was put together in response to what it the company founders claim is a lack of games industry talent in Finland, which is unable to provide enough professionals to meet demand.
Games Factory Talent aims to help alleviate these issues by promoting international talent to local studios, with a particular focus on Eastern European markets.
The new company was launched during Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2018.
“PG Connects was the correct time to launch the platform as it provided the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from the target audience: the game companies,” said Kim Bäckroos, CEO of We Got Talent Oy, which is managing the Games Factory Talent brand.
“The Talent Board was still in a very raw form, but the reviews were good, and the audience really understood what our goal is.”
Bäckroos added: “We’ve partnered up with a few companies after PG Connects, and we’ve also had more talent signing up through the website.
“We invite any companies looking for talent, and talent looking for new career opportunities, to come visit our site and to get in touch with us.”
You can find more details about Games Factory Talents here.