Next Gen Leaders at GDC 2019 Applications Open!

The Next Gen Leaders Program focuses on increasing the inclusivity of the game industry by supporting the retention of under-represented minorities who would otherwise be at risk of leaving the industry. The program is book-ended by two consecutive opportunities to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, including a travel stipend, career-focused workshops, individual mentorship, extensive networking opportunities, and post-GDC discussions.

Applications are open to game developers around the world with 2-8 years of professional experience who identify as a member of an under-represented group and demonstrate a passion for game development.

Please help spread the word and apply today for a chance to join our 2019 cohort at GDC! Applications close on 30 November.

Get -10% off or even -15% off! #XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018

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#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018

#XmasJKL – The Game Industry and Business Seminar is the annual game business seminar in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. And it is already 4th time already!

Seminar speakers, networking and business in an open, relaxed event.

Learn, share, co-operate!

Organized by Expa Game Business Co-Operative
- Let’s make awesome game business!

Top lineup of spekeakers again with various topics from industry experts like Global Business, Game Development, Human Resources, Adaptive Music Design, Taking over the world with YouTube etc:

Opening words:
The opening words by Suvi Vuojolainen, Business and Marketing Manager, Business Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä

Lineup:
- Mika Rahko, Co-Founder, Futureplay
- Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel
- Adam Sporka, Adaptive Music Designer, Kingdom Come Deliverance
- Mirella Keto, Head of Organizational Development, Ubisoft RedLynx
- Jussi Immonen, COO, Nitro Games
- Timo Soininen, CEO, Small Giant Games

The event is K18

Check tickest and more event info at the website:
www.xmasjkl.com

Join to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321368438598749/

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IGDA members USE THE CODE get -10% off: IGDAGOESXMAS

Get even -15% with Group Deal sent email for more details: sales@expa.fi

Source:: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xmasjkl-the-game-industry-seminar-2018-tickets-50903992211

Get 15% off DevGAMM Minsk

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DevGAMM returns to Minsk for Belarus’ premier game industry conference on November 15-16. Information regarding the speaker line up, submitting games to the DevGAMM Showcase, speed dating with publishers, DevGAMM Roundtables, the Girls & Games Industry Lunch for women in games, and much more is available on the conference website: https://devgamm.com/

IGDA members get a 15% discount using promo code: IGDA&DevGAMM15

Note: Belarus no longer requires visas for citizens of the EU when arriving by plane, however you need to provide proof of health insurance.

IGDA Finland Mentor Café at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

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Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_T5Alg0Bxscc8Zf3SuSpcDb5HTdf-mJbF2QBYoCdl3CFH3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

The IGDA Mentor café is now being brought to Finland for the very first time - At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki!

In the IGDA Mentor Café at PGC, games industry leaders will share their knowledge and expertise in short, 20 minute mentoring sessions.

Industry leaders share valuable knowledge, skills and advice in IGDA Mentor Cafés, “giving back” to anyone in the community who is seeking mentorship. Mentees will receive valuable advice and new connections to the industry! Topics can be related to anything in the games industry.

The IGDA Finland Mentor Café will be held on the 11th of September at 10AM and 11AM at the PGC Helsinki venue. Each Mentor Café session will last one hour.

The IGDA Finland Mentor Café team will match make mentors and mentees with each other and provide them with materials to get the most out of their session.

The IGDA Finland Mentor Café is sponsored by Game Analytics. A big thank you to Pocket Gamer Connects for providing the venue! 

Any additional questions can be sent to minna.eloranta@igda.fi.

Monetization in Games by Aalto ENT & IGDA Finland

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19.10.2018 - SAVE THE DATE!

Aalto ENT and IGDA Finland are co-organizing the Monetization in Games seminar in Espoo, Finland on October 19. Finland is a top country in games and is now bringing together international experts to talk about how to monetize effectively and ethically. Join us on this learning mission with the Doom creator “John Romero”, Maarten Noyons, Michail Katkoff and Oscar Clark – either in person or via our free live stream!

 

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/276407792954825/

FREE Bus Ride to Connects Helsinki 2018!

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(NOTE: THE BUS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE CONFERENCE – you will need a conference ticket to get access to the event(s). There are discounted and even free options available)

IGDA Finland and Pocket Gamer want everyone to have a chance to take part in upcoming #PGCHelsinki event, no matter your location, and to make everything more accessible and convenient for our friends outside the Helsinki area we are organizing bus rides from hubs all around the country. The buses, provided by Pocket Gamer, are completely free of charge - you just need to register on the form below and turn up!

We will need to know for the total numbers for the buses so please register by Friday August 31 to grab your seat. First come - first served!

Buses will go from Jyväskylä & Tampere, Turku, and Kouvola & Kotka, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-bus-ride-to-connects-helsinki-2018-tickets-48922369123

More info on the conference: www.pgconnects.com/helsinki & www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/blockchain-gamer-connects

 

Get a Free Demo Space at PGC Helsinki

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Attention Indie Developers! Pocket Gamer is raffling off the last of the free Showcase Tables for the Big Indie Zone at PGC Helsinki. That's right, FREE! Clearly the hot weather has melted their brains. 

Winners will get the following: 

  1. One display table in the Big Indie Zone, inc two chairs and one power socket
  2. Two standard conference passes
  3. Access to all conference content
  4. Access to the Global Connects Party
  5. Access to all non-exclusive/invitation-only fringe events

Just enter your details in this form before July 31st.

And if you're not an indie developer, July 31 is the last day to purchase early bird tickets.  

Get 15% off The Big Indie Fest at ReVersed

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The four-day Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed will unite the best of the indie game developers from central and southern Europe with publishers, service providers, media and other games industry professionals. Organizers expect over 500 trade visitors to attend the show in 2018 with a strong focus on developers (over 70%). An additional 4,000 consumers are anticipated for the final two days, offering game developers and publishers a chance to promote directly to players and gather feedback.

The 2018 event will take place in the incredible surroundings of Vienna’s museums quarter (formerly the imperial stables) in the very heart of the city, providing easy access for attendees both locally and from across Europe. Spread across two full halls, the Ovalhall and Arena21, and boasting fringe events in the surrounding spaces, ReVersed 2018 is twice the size of last year's event.

IGDA Finland members can use promo code IGDAF when registering for 15% off their ticket.

For more information visit the conference website: http://www.reversed.at/

Get 15% off White Nights St. Petersburg

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The next White Nights conference will be held on June 28-29, 2018 in St. Petersburg. Over 1,600 attendees are expected. 

The program is available on the conference website. The conference will additionally feature workshops held by Google, Facebook and iOS representatives. Pre-registratin for these sessions is required on the conference website. 

The Developer Exhibition will once again be held as a part of the White Nights, where over 150 talented teams from all over the world will showcase their best games in order to meet leading publishers, representatives of platforms, investors and to receive valuable feedback from industry gurus and fellow colleagues. Best of the best will receive a trophy and great prizes at the Indie Game Cup Awards Ceremony. We are accepting applications for the Developer Exhibition (https://goo.gl/forms/k0R7cpmJPFuO3r633) and for the Indie Game Cup until June 8, 2018. 

The agenda also includes great networking events: a pre-party sponsored by Unreal Engine to be held on the day preceding the event and the main all-night party on the huge sailing ship The Flying Dutchman at the end of the first day.

IGDA Finland members get 15% off the ticket price by using promo code IGDA-Finland on the conference website.

Information on obtaining Russian visa is on the conference website

IGDA Nordics Party at Nordic Game 2018

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Welcome to the IGDA Nordics Party!
Nordic Game Conference 2018 is taking place in Malmö on 23-25th of May. We are delighted to announce that this year, IGDA chapters from Nordic countries are joining forces to make the BIGGEST IGDA PARTY ever and we wish to highlight our gaming companies in this event. 

When and where?
23rd of May, after the first day of the conference we will gather at 20:00 in Moriska Paviljongen, Norra Parkgatan 2, 214 22 Malmö, Sweden. 

A HUGE thanks goes to our main sponsor Fingersoft and associate sponsor Apprien!

Get 20% off your ticket for Nordic Game Conference 2018!

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Discount offer on NG18 tickets

Nordic Game offers you a very special 20% discount on conference passes for this year’s event, 23‐25 May, in Malmö, Sweden.

This is how you do it:

Hurry up, go to www.conf.nordicgame.com, push the “Register” button, check the “Organisation discount” box, choose “IGDA” from the drop down menu, and then enter the code “XJ7VnpGDsM” in the “Discount Code” box.

CEO Summit in Cyprus Tickets Still Available

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White Nights Conference organizers are inviting game industry top managers to their CEO Summit in Limassol, Cyprus. The conference aims to create a dialog where leaders can share their experience and concerns in a setting of openness and trust. Topics include work/life balance, growing a global company, taxes & legislation, recruitment & corporate culture.

Attendance is limited to 250 people and is only for game industry executives. Participants need to apply using the following form: http://wnconf.com/cyprus

IGDA Finland members get a 10% discount using promo code: IGDA-Finland

 

Get 10% off your ticket to Game Access

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Game Access is an annual game industry conference that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic on 1-2 June, 2018. The conference is expected to attract more than 1000 game developers to the Brno Exhibition Center (BVV). The event also features an indie showcase that is accepting applications until April 30, 2018, 23:59 CEST

IGDA Finland members get a 10% discounts on standard and premium tickets. 

For more information visit the conference website: http://game-access.com/ 

ReVersed Submissions Closing Soon

The Big Indie Fest at ReVersed is an indie developer focus gaming event taking place in Vienna this summer from July 5-8. Game submissions for the event will be closing March 31st.

The Big Indie Fest is open to alpha, beta, and even early published games, so don’t hesitate to sign up even if you just have a demo you’d like to present; as long as it’s playable.

If your game is selected your team will get:

    Access to exclusive meeting system
    Access to all talks & workshops
    One table: 1,2 x 0,80m
    Up to 4 chairs
    In case of VR: 2 – 3m²
    Power strip

For more information visit: http://www.reversed.at/developers/

 

Reboot Develop Reduced by 10%

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Reboot Develop 2018 is taking place in the historical city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 19th to 21st of April. In its fifth year, it solidifies its position as a worldwide game industry event with continued growth. This year's conference promises more than 1500+ attendees from 600+ international companies representing an intriguing mix of big established game development studios as well as 100+ indie studios, countless representatives of investors and publishers as well as most of the key tech companies from the game industry.

IGDA Finland members get 10% off standard tickets using promocode: REBOOTFINLAND2018

Visit the conference website for more information: http://www.rebootdevelop.hr/

Get 20% off Game Dev Days in Tallinn

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Game Dev Days is right around the corner and IGDA Members get 20% off standard tickets using promo code IGDAFIN. Game Dev Days is a great knowledge sharing event where business meets creativity.

Attention Indies! The deadline for submitting your game to the Game Village is March 15th.  Game Village is the conference's indie project showcase and competition where developers can present their latest games and get feedback from experts and conference attendees. The best project will be selected during the show and be awarded by a special prize and automatically qualify for Casual Connect's Indie Prize competition. 

The Game Village package includes: 2 Standard conference passes, demo space to showcase their game, and access to the workshops.

Check out the conference website for more information: https://gamedev.ee

Join the Quo Vadis Conference Volunteer Crew

Are you looking for a job in the gaming industry and want to make contacts to developer studios, related companies? Are you a video game enthusiast and want to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the industry? Are you interested in event management look behind the curtain of a big B2B and B2C event?

Why don't you join Quo Vadis as a volunteer? Volunteers welcome attendees, assist with registration, provide directions, scan badges, hand out headsets, greet speakers and make sure they are all set for their talk, provide technical support in some cases, and keep the conference clean.

Quo Vadis takes place in Berlin from April 24-25, 2018. The priority volunteer sign-up ends on February 16, 2018 at 23:59 CEST. 

To learn more and sign up visit: http://bit.ly/QuoVadisVolunteers18

 

 

Get 15% off Your Ticket to White Nights Prague

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The White Nights Conference is returning to Prague on February 13-14, 2018. Industry leaders all over the world including representatives from King, Obsidian Entertainment, Supercell, App Annie, GSN Games, Bandai Namco, Raw Fury, Facebook, Nevosoft, Unreal Engine, Guerrilla Games, Appodeal, Pixonic, Wargaming, Playrix,  and more will gather in Czech Republic. Over 1,000 attendees are expected.

The show will feature three lecture tracks with more than 60 speakers and a big Developer Exhibition with numerous talented teams from all over the world presenting their games to game industry gurus. 

The agenda will also include great networking events.

Use promo code IGDA-Finland to receive a 15% discount when registering here: http://wnconf.com/en/tickets.

It's the #XmasJKL Time of the Year - Get 15% off!

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#XmasJKL is an annual game industry business event held in Jyväskylä organized by Peliosuuskunta Expa & the IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub. This year the event will be held November 17-18 at Musica (M) in Jyväskylä.

IGDA Finland members get a 15% discount when using promocode IGDAFIN when buying tickets through Eventbrite!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xmasjkl-the-finnish-game-industry-seminar-2017-tickets-33657191566

For a full list of speakers and additional information, visit the event website: https://www.xmasjkl.com/