What is IGDA Finland?
IGDA Finland is the local Finnish chapter of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association. IGDA is a non-profit professional society that is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. Go to www.igda.org to learn more.
In 2011 the Finnish Game Cluster (IGDA Finland, Neogames Finland and Pelinkehittäjät ry) received the Internationalization Award of the President of Finland. IGDA Finland has also been recognized as one of the most vibrant and fastest growing chapters by the IGDA when they awarded us with the IGDA MVP Award in 2007.
IGDA Finland promotes individual developers and does not represent Finnish game development companies. Many Finnish game companies are represented by Suomen Pelinkehittäjät Ry.
IGDA Finland is not a labor union.
Our Mission 2017
The mission of IGDA Finland is to promote the development of careers and professional skills of individual game developers (and individuals of related industries) based in Finland, and to further develop the international recognition of the Finnish game developer community.
The most important way for accomplishing the above is enabling the operation of local hubs.
Additional goals for 2017:
Increasing transparency and inclusiveness
Responsible board members: Jussi Loukiainen (lead), Christopher Hamilton
Increasing efficiency in IGDA.org collaboration
Responsible board members: Vesa Raudasoja (lead), Christopher Hamilton, Teemu Haila, Daniel Fischer
Reducing the maintenance load
Responsible board members: Teemu Haila (lead), Juha Vainio
IGDA Finland ry
Board of Directors 2017
Vesa Raudasoja, Chairman & Public Relations Lead
Teemu Haila, Vice-Chairman & Operations Aid
Natasha Trygg, Secretary & Finances Lead
Juha Vainio, Operations Lead & Finances Aid
Tuomas Roininen, Hubs Lead
Daniel Fischer, Hubs Aid
Jussi Loukiainen, Hubs Aid
Christopher Hamilton, Membership and Partners Lead
All emails are firstname.lastname@example.org
IGDA Finland ry was founded in 2012 to support the local game development clubs on a national level. Our main tasks are to maintain a national network of volunteers (hubs), national communication channels (web, email, some) and handle the money/legal sides of things. By joining IGDA Finland RY you also become a member of IGDA international but a part of your membership money stays here to help us fund local activities.
IGDA Finland entirely run by hundreds of volunteers on their free time with the kind and generous support of our many sponsors and affiliates. One day we will figure out a proper way to thank you all!