Game Time project
The Game Time project helps 17–29-year-olds living in Oulu and Tampere to find employment in the game industry. The project aims at identifying and strengthening the competence, networks and employment contacts of young people with the help of game industry coaching programmes (Pelifarmi). The content of the programmes consist of different modules, which are implemented collaboratively between several actors. In addition to technical competence, working in the game industry requires competence in various creative fields related to scriptwriting, music production and graphical production, for example. The coaching programmes are planned in close cooperation with local ELY Centres and TE Offices.
For companies, the project opens up easier and lower risk methods for product development and recruitment. The model and operating method can also be applied in other cities.
The project partners are the cities of Oulu and Tampere, Oulu University of Applied Sciences’ Game Lab and the Finnish Youth Research Network. The project will be carried out between 1 January 2017 and 28 February 2019 and its budget is EUR 552 200.
Marko Tiusanen, project manager
City of Oulu
tel. +358 (0)50 520 9646