The work to produce a Jyväskylä region game industry report has been started!

Game Insustry report Central Finland

We Need Your Help. WE NEED DATA

We want Central Finland to be the powerhouse ecosystem of the games industry in Finland. No matter if it is about developing games or products, doing e-sport activities, doing research studies of it or using the game technology in other industries. The Game Industry is an international and usually scalable business and that is what this region needs to help to grow.


Now is our time to shine.


To that end, the city of Jyväskylä has asked Peliosuuskunta Expa to produce a game  industry report in the Central Finland region. The data will include how many businesses operate, their products, turnover, employment, forecasts, education, wellbeing and also how many use the services and networks of the Peliosuuskunta Expa, IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub and Dig & Game Center. So please be active and let others know too if they have not been in contact with us yet.


Why is there a need for a Game Industry report from Central Finland?

All the open knowledge and the data from this report will be used for the benefit of the Industry in the region. There have been smaller size surveys about this subject back in the past, but now we have a great opportunity to do this properly and what is most important is that we can do this annually.


The Chairman of Peliosuuskunta Expa, Valtteri Lahti says that “For the past 10 years Expa has been an active grassroots operation with a simple goal: getting things done to boost the local game and digi scene. We’ve helped companies get started, we’ve been involved in numerous successful projects and we’ve maintained and developed the local digi and game community continuously. We have acquired and accumulated huge amounts of information about the state of the industry, the opportunities and challenges that companies face, connections to other industries, and national and international networks. It’s magnificent to be finally able to structure all this valuable information into a single clear document that will be updated every year henceforth.”


Once complete, this report will be available for everyone who has an interest in the sector both public and private.

“The industry report gives us an overview of the development of the game industry and the opportunity to be on the pulse of one of the fastest growing and changing industries.”  Says Anne Sandelin, Director of Business Development and Employment, City of Jyväskylä


Then, together we can make a development strategy to push us all up, over and beyond! 

So we need your help to gather data and let us know about any small scale developers in the games industry that are outside our radar. No matter what size and stage of development, we are all important. 


Below is a quick and easy form to help us in this process. 


Link to the questionnaire https://forms.gle/yeq4Qbt4E3PvWUGN8

No trade secrets or sensitive data will be required. 

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Peliosuuskunta Expa at their website: https://expa.fi/

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Cool Partnership Announcement: Digi & Game Center and Seltimil Oy

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Digi & Game Center is super excited to announce new cool partnership with Seltimil Oy

Seltimil Oy (Limited Liability Company) is Finnish private owned telecommunications company.  Founded in 2006.

The company is dedicated to provide next generation broadband connections in central Finland region, operator network services and FTTx infrastructure consultancy. Seltimil Oy provides Data Center services from a Data Center located in Jyväskylä.


”Cooperation is mutually very benefical and we can help creating new business together” says Pertti Salmijärvi, CEO, Seltimil Oy


We at Digi & Game Center are very excited with this partnership with local provider Seltimil Oy to take services and internet in the DGC premises to the next level and make success stories together and we highly recommend their services to our customers and partners.


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The Peliosuuskunta Expa and Digi & Game Center are now also members of the National Digital Support Network.


The Peliosuuskunta Expa (Expa Game Business Co-operative) and Digi & Game Center are now also members of the National Digital Support Network. This mark indicates that the organization provides or develops digital support and is committed to adhering to the ethical guidelines for digital support.

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OP Central Finland The Let’s Do Good Together donations gives help and opportunities for many – Digi & Game Center was selected to receive a significant donation

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The Digi & Game Center issued 10 000 euro


The 2021 The Let’s Do Good Together donation pot of EUR 25,000 was widely distributed to actors reaching different target groups. A total of 27 donation applications were received, of which six applicants received donations. The donations were decided by the bank’s board at its August meeting. The Let’s Do Good Together donation campaign is part of OP Central Finland’s responsibility work, which is guided by the bank’s own and OP Financial Group’s responsibility program. The Let’s Do Good Together donation received 27 applications from clubs, associations and other third sector entities operating in the bank’s area of operation. Eighty-five per cent of the applications came from the Jyväskylä region and 15 per cent from elsewhere. Five of the donors are from the Jyväskylä region and one from elsewhere. The need for help is still great and without volunteering, the activities of the associations would not work. The selection of recipients of donations has focused on diversity, different target groups and timeliness. The selection criteria have been activities in line with the bank’s values, i.e. closeness to people, responsibility and success together, regional and target group size effectiveness, and the widest possible consideration of different target and age groups.

Digi & Game Center is a Central Finnish brand founded in 1/2020, an ecosystem operated by Peliosuuskunta Expa. The aim of the activity is to create synergies between companies in the digital and gaming sectors and in other sectors and thus help to create cooperation projects, companies and jobs between companies and educational institutions. The donation supports e.g. space use costs and benefit young entrepreneurs, students, cultural operators and actors in various fields who need help, e.g. digitization or gaming technologies. The activities are international and the aim is also to engage international students and actors in Central Finland. The work is currently done on a voluntary basis. In 2020, the operations helped the creation of 12 companies.

With Peliosuuskunta Expa and Digi & Game Center, we are extremely taken and grateful for this accolade.


Additional information:
Pia Saikkonen, communications manager , pia.saikkonen@op.fi, p. 010 256 5610.
Tuomas Roininen, Vice Chairman, tuomas.roininen@expa.fi p. 050 38 00991

The Digitalisation Act of the year 2020 -award goes to Digi & Game Center


The Digitalisation Act of the year 2020 -award goes to Digi & Game Center


Central Finland’s Chamber of Commerce’s Digitalisation and New Business -committee grants The Digitalisation Act of the year -award annually. This year the award was given to Digi & Game Center which helped to give birth to 12 new businesses and helped companies in the region in the use of game technologies.

With the award Chamber of Commerce of Central Finland wants to highlight Central Finland’s companies that have successfully taken over digitalisation.


“Digitalisation has become part of just about every industry. Such actors and co-operation as Digi & Game Center are needed to bring the growth potential made possible by digitalization to the benefit of companies” says Ari Hiltunen, CEO of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce.


The jury of committee members justified the choice on the grounds that the Digi & Game Center has successfully helped entrepreneurs in the area to take advantage of game technologies. It has been used in industry, the arts and culture, among other places.


“The operations of Digi & Game Center are worthwhile both in building a new kind of digitalisation center in the Jyväskylä region and in disseminating game technologies outside the game industry itself. Increasing the added value of digitalisation just needs such cross-pollination” says Anssi Kuoppala, Chairman of the Digitalisation and New Business Committee.


The goal of the Digi & Game Center is to create synergies between companies in the digital and gaming industries and other industries, and thus help to create co-operation projects, companies and jobs between companies and educational institutions. Last year, the Digi & Game Center helped creating 12 companies, 8 of which were born during COVID-19.


“We are grateful that we were nominated for the award and were elected. The honour belongs to everyone in our network. We would not exist if we did not have these companies, educational institutions and entrepreneurs involved in the network” says Tuomas Roininen, Chairman of the Peliosuuskunta Expa, Operator of Digi & Game Center.

The ecosystem has been built for nine years. There are now 16 digital and gaming companies involved. At the beginning of last year, more than 400 people attended the opening of the Digi & Game Center alone.

Digi & Game Center is a unique concept


Digi & Game Center is not a company but a Central Finnish brand and concept that is operated by Peliosuuskunta Expa together with others in the ecosystem. The Digi & Game Center co-operates with the city, educational institutes and different businesses like Fingersoft and Amazon.


According to Roininen many regions are reducing their activities related to game-related studies which Central Finland has now begun to increase. The Digi & Game Center’s ecosystems goal is to bring companies and partners together and to get them to know each other.


“We strive to be another living room where a company or cultural representative can come on a low threshold to find a solution that suits their needs. Our desire is to develop the digitalisation of Central Finnish companies and to be the operator who introduces new digital functions at a low threshold” Roininen describes.


Roininen says that sometimes it is difficult for people to understand what game technologies and gamifications really are.


“It doesn’t mean making a game. For example, simulations such as airplane simulators, 3D models, or visual worlds of movies have been implemented with modern gaming technologies. It is good to understand that the same technologies are used in traditional industries. Experts will not be found on the traditional side, but it will have to utilize the multi-experts in the gaming industry, who are currently trained by JAMK and JYU in Central Finland” Roininen elaborates.


The concept has also been quoted abroad. The aim is to export operations abroad in the future as a licensing concept.



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Peliosuuskunta Expa hallitushaku 2021


Come & Boost the JKL Game Industry scene!


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Hae Peliosuuskunta Expan hallitukseen!

Peliosuuskunta Expan uusi hallitus muodostetaan tulevassa osuuskuntakokousessa kesäkuun aikana ja nyt SINULLA on mahdollisuus hakeutua hallitukseen!
Hallituskausi on 2 vuotta (elämäntilanteet huomioidaan, mikäli on tarvetta irtaantua aikaisemmin pois), mahdollisuus tärkeään roolini olla vaikuttamassa Keski-Suomen peli – ja digialan kehitykseen.
Mielenkiintoisia mahdollisuuksia ja vaikutusta suoraan näköalapaikalta. Aivan poikkeuksellisen hieno tilaisuus saada omaan cv:hen erikoismerkintä ja kokemusta hallitustyöskentelystä yrityksessä. Vanha hallitus toimii uuden hallituksen advisorina.
Tehtäviä tarjolla mm :
  • Puheenjohtaja / Chairman
  • Varapuheenjohtaja / Vice Chairman
  • Rahastonhoitaja ja sihteeri / Treasurer and Secretary
  • Markkinointi- ja viestintä vastaava / Marketing and Communications representative
  • Tapahtumavastaava / Event representative
  • Rahoitus- ja hankevastaava / Project funding representative
  • Jäsen ja sidosryhmävastaava / Member and Stakeholder representative
  • Tekninenvastaava / Techincal representative
Kehitetään Suomen pelialan ekosysteemiä Keski-Suomessa kaikki yhdessä!
– vastaa 1.6. mennessä
Tietoa hallituksesta ja rooleista, sekä eduista:
Hae reippaasti mukaan!
Best regards:
Tuomas Roininen
Chairman of the Board
Peliosuuskunta Expa
email: tuomas.roininen@expa.fi

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DGC Recruitment Event | 19.5.2021

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Welcome to the first-ever Recruitment Event!

    Event is arranged in cooperation with:

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Digi & Game Center in cooperation with Business Jyväskylä will organize the DGC Recruitment Event on 19th of May, 2021 from 15.00 to 17.00! In the event, you can meet the HR personnel and members of the studios from different game companies e.g. Critical Force, Fingersoft, Dazzle Rocks, Zaibatsu, Redlynx and Quicksave.

Signing up for the event is required, and you can do it here. The event will be held online in English. For the attendees, we’ll send the event link and instructions on the 18th of May, 2021 via email.

Why attend?

DGC Recruitment Event is an easy-going and relaxed opportunity to get to know the game companies in a virtual space without hassle and rush. Best bonus? You don’t have to travel! You can attend the event from the comfort of your own home.


Trying to find new location for your company?

Business Jyväskylä offers soft landing service, and it is free of charge; a turn-key package to get you settled and started in Jyväskylä.  Together, you can make a plan with the personnel of Business Jyväskylä to get you established, map out your options for existing premises or a greenfield site for new ones, They will help you also to find the right partners for you in the region, and give you a picture of what staff may be available.

Take the leap and contact us, let’s find the best opportunities for your business in Jyväskylä. You can find their contact information here.


Remember to check out the open positions!
Companies will add all their open positions on Digi & Game Center’s Jobs page. You can find the page here.

Join our events!
Facebook event
LinkedIn event

 … and you won’t miss anything!

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Awesome Partnership Announcement: Digi & Game Center and Amazon’s AWS Game Tech

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Digi & Game Center is very excited to announce new awesome partnership with AWS Game Tech


Cloud computing with AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.


“AWS Game Tech is delighted to have this opportunity to work with Digi & Game Center and Peliosuuskunta Expa. We look forward to this collaboration and aim to provide Digi & Game Center members training, business and technical mentoring as well as access to AWS services and technology to reach a common goal in creating a top-notch gaming ecosystem in the Jyväskylä region.”


says Allison Bilas, Senior Business Development Manager at AWS Game Tech.


We at Digi & Game Center are very excited with this partnership with AWS Game Tech to take services and cloud learnings to the next level with game industry professionals, students, companies, and most of all to be in direct contact with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform to make success stories together.


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Why to join as Partner with Digi & Game Center?

Partnership awaits You!

Digi & Game Center is a wide wave of companies, educational institutions, startups, entrepreneurs, students, projects around digital business and digital services and game industry. The ecosystem consists of various players partnering up in the network.

Check out the ingrediens of the Digi & Game Center Co-Development Ecosystem


The Digi & Game Center Operator: Peliosuuskunta Expa – IGDA Jyväskylä

Peliosuuskunta Expa – Jyväskylä Game Industry Hub is a co-operative game company that’s established an open community for everyone interested in game industry, game business and game development. Our goal is to advance the game industry in Jyväskylä and Central Finland. Providing a network for the active game developer scene, connecting individual game developers and game companies, as well as bring together game industry workers, talents, students, researchers, lecturers, entrepreneurs..

Cooperaton with Educational institutions like JAMK University of Applied Sciences & University of Jyväskylä and many more

JAMK & Ticorporate


TPL is a business simulation course part of business information technologies but its open for everyone to apply through JAMK UAS open studies. Purpose of this course is to develop concept ideas to successful games or software products. You may come with your concept and group or alone without any well defined idea. Everyone is welcome to apply!


Ever growing Partners network and community

With You and and the other partners like Business Jyväskylä, Fingersoft, AWS Game Tech, DeskMe, Universities etc just to name a few. We can make difference and impact that shows the power of the community.

Everyone is welcome to apply!

Join With us!


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Words from the Mayor of the City of Jyväskylä, Timo Koivisto – DGC, 1 year old!

Words from the Mayor of the City of Jyväskylä, Timo Koivisto
– Digi & Game Center is now over 1 year old already!

Here is a small recap from year back and wise words from Timo Koivisto, Mayor of Jyväskylä – Digi & Game Center.


Digi and Game Center is now already over 1 year old and we been so busy that we did not even notice it “time flies when it is fun” even with the pandemic making problems to everyone lives at the moment. We all shall keep on rockin and be safe and we will enjoy each other’s company again soon.


As a great result during 2020 even the COVID-19 with us we managed to help 12 companies to established and 8 of them during pandemic time.


We at Digi & Game Center value this close partnership with Business Jyväskylä and City of Jyväskylä very much to grow new business success stories in Central Finland together.

Business Jyväskylä
brings together Jyväskylä success stories, the city’s top sectors and development projects. They provide information about services to help expand business operations and we lend a helping hand to support growth companies in Jyväskylä. Business Jyväskylä helps you to reach the right people and shares information about interesting business developments.

Together We aim to lower the barrier between different industries and cultural actors towards digital world like digital services, esport, game technologies such as game engines and simulation, gamification, XR, education and also the research on these fields.


Digi & Game Center can be the “to your next living room or the coffee maker spot” where any company, association or person can come or send messages to just ask freely how can we help or do cooperation via digital world.


So be active and contact!

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Learn more about Business Jyväskylä, its services and if your company wants to locate to Jyväskylä, Central Finland.

Business Jyväskylä at their website:

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