Invitation: IGDA Finland June Presentations & Gathering

IGDA Finland Season 2009-2010 ends with a blast! The last IGDA Finland Gathering before holidays will take place on Tuesday 8th of June. We will provide everything and more! The evening starts with IGDA Finland Presentations titled “Startup Stories” in association with Sulake and continues as IGDA Finland Gathering at the Cuba Café. On top of that IGDA Finland is collaborating with AVEA research project (by Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT). They will organize a seminar on virtual economy at Kiasma seminar room. The seminar will start at 12PM and you are most welcome to join the event. Sign up here:

AVEA Seminar on Research in Virtual Economies 12.00 Opening words Kai Huotari, Research programme Manager, HIIT

12.15 Virtual Consumption Dr. Vili Lehdonvirta, Researcher, HIIT

12.50 Virtual goods sales as a business model Juho Hamari, Researcher, HIIT

13.25-14.25 Coffee Break

14.25 A micro-economic approach to MMOs Juha Tolvanen, Researcher, HIIT

15.00 Does a player driven virtual world need economic management? CCPs approach to managing the economy of EVE Online. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Chief Economist, CCP

15.35-16.00 Closing discussion

IGDA Finland evening starts with IGDA Finland Presentations on “Startup Stories”. Finnish game startups will share their thoughts how and why they founded the company, what lessons have they learned and what are they up to at the moment. We will have six startups: Relationship Games, Rocket Pack, Ookoohko, Ironstar Helsinki, Uplause and Fantastec sharing their stories and inspiring the rest of us. Also Ilari Kuittinen (Housemarque) and Trip Hawkins (Digital Chocolate) will share their stories how they got started!

IGDA FINLAND PRESENTATIONS Place: Sulake auditorium, Korkeavuorenkatu 35, 00130 Helsinki Time: Tuesday, 8th of June, 17:00 Obligatory registration SORRY BUT THE EVENT IS FULL! The room will fit first 100 so act now! Only the ones replying “yes” will be on the list. Do follow the video stream at on Tuesday 8th of June (5PM>)!

IGDA Finland Presentations will also be streamed online at The live stream starts on 8th June at 5PM.

After IGDA Finland Presentations, it is time to head to the bar – super-super party at Cuba! Singing! Drinking! Having fun! Chatting! Chilling!

Mighty Housemarque “The First Game Start-up still alive” together with Rocket Pack, Relationship Games, Uplause, Fantastec and IronStar Helsinki are sponsoring special drink ticket game. Also Microsoft Lipshack singing booth is open! Let’s celebrate current and upcoming Finnish game success stories and one of the most active IGDA chapters in the world!

IGDA FINLAND JUNE GATHERING Place: Cuba Bar, Erottajankatu 4, 00120 Helsinki (map: Time: Tuesday, 8th of June, doors open at 19:00