My life-long passion for games has led me to make successful games already in 2 indie game companies of my own. By the time I graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 2019, I was already widely networked with the Finnish and global game industry and known for my passion and talent. I am also Vice-President of EXPA (IGDA hub of Central-Finland) and a member of the board of IGDA Finland (as responsible for IGDA hubs of Finland). I have developed excellent project management, business, and game design skills through my degree and experience. I have also done research about project management in mobile game SMEs.
Currently, my main focus is at Psyon Games where I’m in charge of overseeing production, ensuring that we make the best games on time and within the budget. Also responsible for managing many business and marketing operations.
And if I still have free time, I like to go to a gym, run, ski, surf, play frisbee golf, and of course, play games. I love to play all kinds of games on all platforms because games are simply the best entertainment in the world. You can get so many amazing experiences through games. That’s why I have played a lot of different kinds of games throughout my life and have a wide knowledge of them. The industry is full of possibilities and I’m full of curiosity and motivation!
Main subjects: Project Management, Business & Game Development. Weighted average: 4,29. Also worked as a tutor for the first year students. Link to the transcript of records: Niko Pyrhönen Transcript Of Records
Studied Business In South America as an exchange student.
Main subjects: Math, Physics, English, Finnish & Biology
Psyon Games fuses science and games to change the world for the better. Currently, our recipe for meaningful entertainment is bringing a revolution to digital healthcare and awareness services with the world’s biggest healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. At Psyon Games I'm in charge of overseeing production, ensuring that we make the best games on time and within the budget. Also responsible for managing many business and marketing operations. Psyon Games Website
Producing promotional content, marketing on social media and representing at events.
Working as a marketing and public relations manager in the cross-border company. We are currently developing an award-winning coding educational and entertaining 2D puzzle platformer game on mobile. Link to the company website: Beyond 39 Hills
Worked as Scrum Master and marketing chief in the game project with success. The game was developed in 5-person team. The project was a part of our whole second year studies and is now finished. Currently, we are looking for a publisher. The game will be released soon. Link to the project Facebook page: Arena Legends
I served 255 days as a military police and sniper. I was responsible about Uttis main gate security. I was chosen as sniper and that required very good condition, pressure resistance, calmness and mental endurance. Rank: Lance Corporal. I also completed First Aid Course EA1 when I was there.
Expa Game Business Co-operative / Central Finland Game Industry Hub provides a network and activities for people in the game industry. We are working together with the local companies and the game industry scene to improve the strong ecosystem in Central Finland area and globally.
Social Media Marketing Specialist & Assistant Event Organizer of #XmasJKL 2018 Game Industry and Business Seminar.
I was responsible of Stage 142 LAN event social media marketing with a partner. Link to the event and social medias: STAGE142
I was responsible of Stage 142 LAN event sponsorship with a partner. Link to the event: STAGE142