IGDA Finland wishes you all relaxing summer holidays!

The season 2009-2010 ended with a blast on 8th of June when IGDA Finland organized both IGDA Finland Presentations session and IGDA Finland Gathering. In addition we also collaborated with HIIT - Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. Their AVEA seminar on Research in Virtual Economies took place in the morning on June 8th. Check out the final report of the AVEA project to find out more!

IGDA Finland Presentations was arranged in association with Sulake. Once again we had full house at the Sulake premises with nearly 100 following the two hour presentations session. This time te topic was "Startup Stories" and six Finnish startups together with Trip Hawkins from Digital Chocolate and Ilari Kuittinen from Housemarque shared their stories of the art of start. The recording of the session is available online.

After the presentations IGDA Gathering sponsored by Housemarque, Relationship Games, Ironstar Helsinki, Rocket Pack, Fantastec and Uplause started. Housemarque together with more recent startups sponsored drink ticket game where people needed to combine or trade tickets in able to put together some fancy cocktails. Microsoft Lipshack singing booth was also well in use. IGDA Finland Gathering attracted 176 participats -- thanks a lot all for coming!

Later in the evening Relationship Games organized an ideation competition. Participants suggested improvements and new ideas to Relationship Games' missions in different categories - Love & Attention, Everyday Life, Activity and Intimacy - and the best idea for improvement was rewarded. The winner of the Relationship Games competition was Osiris "Ziro" Falcão who won a bottle of sparkling wine at Cuba Cafe. Congrats to Ziro! Thank you for everyone for great ideas and feedback on behalf of Mari Parviainen CEO of Relationship Games!

Next IGDA Finland events will take place in August /September. More information to follow, click to igda.fi and/or IGDA Finland Facebook group what's on during the IGDA Finland season 2010-2011!