IGDA Finland ry:n syyskokous 2015 / IGDA Finland ry Fall meeting 2015

Nykyiset ja tulevat IGDA Finland ry:n jäsenet, tervetuloa yhdistyksen sääntömääräiseen syyskokoukseen.

Aika: 25.11.2015
Kellonaika: 16:00-19:00
Paikka: Femman, Eerikinkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

Tarjolla myös pientä purtavaa ja juotavaa. Tarjoilujen vuoksi pyydämme ystävällisesti ilmoittautumaan etukäteen 20.11.2015 mennessä suvi.latva@igda.fi


  1. kokouksen avaus
  2. valitaan kokouksen puheenjohtaja, sihteeri, kaksi pöytäkirjantarkastajaa ja tarvittaessa kaksi ääntenlaskijaa
  3. todetaan kokouksen laillisuus ja päätösvaltaisuus
  4. hyväksytään kokouksen työjärjestys
  5. vahvistetaan toimintasuunnitelma, tulo- ja menoarvio sekä liittymis- ja jäsenmaksujen suuruudet seuraavalle kalenterivuodelle
  6. valitaan hallituksen jäsenet erovuoroisten tilalle.
  7. käsitellään muut kokouskutsussa mainitut asiat.

HUOM: Mikäli yhdistyksen jäsen haluaa saada jonkin asian IGDA Finland ry:n syyskokouksen käsiteltäväksi, on hänen ilmoitettava siitä kirjallisesti hallitukselle osoitteella igdafi-hallitus@igda.fi, jotta asia voidaan sisällyttää esityslistaan.

All current and new members, welcome to the statutory fall meeting of IGDA Finland association.

Date: 25.11.2015
Time: 16:00-19:00
Place: Femman, Eerikinkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

There will be snacks and beverages available. To ensure catering is sufficient, please RSVP by 20.11.2015 to suvi.latva@igda.fi.


  1. opening the meeting
  2. appointing a chairman, a secretary, two minutes inspectors and, if necessary, two tellers
  3. verifying the meeting is legal and decisions made are valid
  4. confirming meeting agenda
  5. confirming plan of operations, revenue estimate and budget as well as joining and membership fees for the next calendar year
  6. appointing new board members to replace retiring members of the board
  7. addressing other matters listed in the invite.

NOTE: If a member of the association wants to have an issue included in the agenda of IGDA Finland fall meeting, this needs to be communicated to the board in writing by email igdafi-hallitus@igda.fi.

IGDA March Gathering with Next Games

NextGames_Horizontal_RGB March is near and so is the next IGDA Gathering! Join us and our sponsor for a very special event, as they show us what they've been up to.

It's exciting time for Next Games with Compass Point: West launch just around the corner! At the March IGDA gathering, Next Games wants to share the excitement with all of you and give you a sneak peek of what the game is all about.

IGDA Finland March Gathering Time: 10.03.2015 at 19:00 Place: El Jefe, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

As usual, the cloakroom service is offered free of charge on behalf of El Jefe. Please note that to attend you need to be 18 years or older.


IGDA Finland May Gathering with Supercell



Fantastic, the spring is here and soon it’s time for another exciting IGDA Finland Gathering in Club Adams! We are super happy to announce that in May our guest of honor and generous sponsor is the amazing Supercell, so see you in Erottajankatu!

The May gathering also counts as the the kick-off event for the Hello World Open semi-finals! For the past seven days, the world’s best coders have been working on the toughest coding challenge on the planet. On May 6th, we’re excited to mark the start of the three qualifying rounds to crown the first-ever world champions of coding! The championship finals will be held live right here in Helsinki on June 10th. Read more at www.helloworldopen.com.

IGDA Finland May Gathering Time: 06.05.2014 at 19:00 Place: Club Adams, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

As usual, the cloakroom service is offered free of charge on behalf of Club Adams.

IGDA Finland March Gathering with Lexia and PlayRaven

It’s almost time for the March Gathering! This month we’ll have three awesome speakers for you in IGDA Finland Presentations. These guests of honor represent the mobile games marketing platform developer Applift, mobile services developer and operator DeNA and one of the world’s six Tier 1 Internet operators, Level3. More details about each of their topics will be announced later this week on Facebook and in the reminder email. The presentations start at 17:00.

As always, we also have sponsors who make sure everyone can enjoy the gathering to the fullest! This month our fun time is boosted by one of our rising startup stars, PlayRaven, and the legal superheroes at Lexia. They’ll have some words to share with us around 20:00 so keep your eyes fixed on the stage at that point.

PlayRaven is a Helsinki-based mobile game studio on a mission to serve uncontested gaming audiences in app stores worldwide. PlayRaven has just completed a $2.3 million seed investment round and is backed by Creandum as well as early-stage Supercell investors Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners.

Lexia has advised several Finnish games developers on significant investment rounds, including the $2.3 million seed funding round of PlayRaven. Lexia offers its clients a business minded approach and attitude that brings competitive edge.

For Lexia legal is not just about avoiding problems – it is also adding value by ensuring business goals are met efficiently.

About Lexia:

Lexia Attorneys is a Finnish law firm offering high-quality expertise in all areas of domestic and international business law. Lexia is internationally recognized as one of the leading Finnish law firms in the field of Technology & Media, Intellectual Property, and Finance. Lexia’s international networks enable effective and reliable execution of assignments worldwide.

Lexia also provides the Lexia Growth Program (LGP) for supporting new potential growth companies. LGP includes different elements that are coordinated by Lexia and provided by us or by our exclusive partner network for fixed and project based fees.

IGDA Finland Presentations Time: 11.03.2014 at 17:00-19:00 Place: Club Adams, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

IGDA Finland March Gathering Time: 11.03.2014 at 19:00 Place: Club Adams, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

 The lovely people of Club Adams offer the cloakroom service free of charge!

IGDA Finland May Gathering: Legal issues for game companies

On May 8th IGDA Finland & Aldea presents: "What every new company should know about juridical issues" On 8th of May IGDA Finland together with law firm Aldea will serve some quality networking, good wibes & industry insights about the key issues what every game company should understand about IPR issues and agreements. The discussion will be led by Timo Skurnik from Aldea. Timo is accompanied by Janne Snellman (Supercell), Markus Pasula (Grand Cru) and Ville Vesterinen (Grey Area). The discussion will go around lessons learned and key points to consider about business law for existing, fresh and upcoming game companies.

Please do register to the IGDA Finland Presentation (no need to print the tickets).

IGDA Finland Presentations is arranged in association with Sulake. The presentation will take place at the Diana Auditorio just a stone throw from Cuba. We'll continue the evening at Cuba bar after the presentations. Aldea will serve drinks together with a perfect opportunity for current and future game industry talents to network and learn from others. IGDA Finland Gathering starts at 7PM. We'd like to welcome everyone to join the party!

IGDA Finland May Presentations - Starting a game company - legal viewpoint Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 5-7PM Diana Auditorio, Erottaja 5, Helsinki Finland Registration required: Eventbrite

IGDA Finland May Gathering Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 7PM Cuba Bar, Erottaja 4, Helsinki Finland (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) No registration needed to the Cuba bar

IGDA Finland Proudly Presents: Unity special on January 10th!

Happy New Year! IGDA Finland had a fantastic season 2010-2011 and we expect 2012 to be even better. We'll start the year with a bang! NOTE! IGDA Finland Presentations venue has changes: NEW VENUE Aalto University building called Chydenia. The address: Runeberginkatu 22-24.

The first IGDA Finland Presentations and Gathering is on January 10th. Unity Evangelist Carl Callewaert will talk about the latest from Unity. On top of that we'll hear presentations from Umbra, Recoil Games/Colossal Order and DiceWorks Games on utilizing Unity.

Sulake is sponsoring the IGDA Finland Presentations in 2012. The Presentations event will take place at: Lapuankatu 6. It is a bit further away from Cuba but you can either walk or take 3T tram from Kauppakorkeakoulu to Aleksanterinkatu stop.

The evening continues at the Cuba bar from 7PM onwards. Besides Carl, also Nick (Sales Director), Tomas (Unity XBox Lead Engineer) and Akouvi (Education licensing) from Unity will be joining us! Drinks will be offered by Unity & Umbra! Additionally Unity will have special program at Cuba. If you want to win a t-shirt and see something cool, better not to miss the party!

IGDA Finland January Presentations Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5-7PM Kauppakorkea auditorium, Chydenia, Runeberginkatu 22-24, Helsinki Finland SIGN UP: Eventbrite

IGDA Finland January Gathering Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 7PM Cuba Bar, Erottaja 4, Helsinki Finland

Other IGDA Finland activities in January: YLE Teema "Pelinrakentajat" exclusive screening for IGDA Finland on 18th January. Andorra movie theatre, Eerikinkatu 11

Global Game Jam, various locations in Finland (Finnish Game Jam) 27th-29th January

Traditional IGDA Finland Little Xmas Party with Remedy, December 13th!

There's still hard work to be done and games to be made before the Xmas holidays but worry not, there's also time to have some fun. IGDA Finland's traditional Little Xmas party sponsored by Remedy is only 13 nights away!

Silent night will be less silent when the Finnish game's industry invade the Cuba bar.

Remedy will be giving a sneak peak of their new upcoming title! We have a live band playing game music! You will of course bring in the great Xmas spirit! And if that's not enough for you...Remedy is also sponsoring drinks & snacks!

Hey, and if you've all been nice... Even Santa might visit us!

IGDA Finland December Gathering Tuesday, December, 13, 2011 at 7PM Cuba Bar, Erottaja 4, Helsinki Finland

IGDA November Gathering with Supercell!

Finnish game industry is super hot and Supercell is even hotter! If you want to know what's cooking at the Supercell HQ, join the presentation and pub night at Cuba on November the 8th. The event starts at 6PM with a presentation by Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen at MJK auditorium. Ilkka will share some insights what Supercell is about to do next. There is room for the first 73 - better hurry hurry! And for the rest of the crowd: see you at the Cuba bar. Pub night starts at 7PM with special program. First of all, we'll have mega-sized Supercell logo that definitely should be amongst 7 wonders of the world! The first-ever public viewing of one of the Supercell's upcoming games will also happen at Cuba because Supercell <3 IGDA Finland! The news pair well with Super-drinks offered by the company. Sweet!

Mark the date and join us for what will for sure be an amazing time!

IGDA Finland Presentations venue is sponsored by Sulake.

Presentation Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6PM Place: MJK auditorium, Iso Roobertinkatu 20-22 Register: http://igdasupercell.eventbrite.com/

IGDA Finland November Gathering Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7PM Cuba Bar, Erottaja 4, Helsinki Finland

IGDA Finland 2011-2012 season start on September 6th!

One sign of the approaching fall are the IGDA Finland pub nights. Finnish game dev scene is buzzing due to the eyes of the international game developers community being on Finland! Season kick off will take place on September 6th at Cuba bar. On the agenda we have some casual networking along with live music! Come catch up and hear what is happening in the Finnish game development scene. If you still haven't received your IGDA membership card, ask about it when you register to the event at the desk at Cuba bar. If you are not a member, no problem! Everyone is welcome to take part in the IGDA Finland events! This fall will be action packed! IGDA Finland is arranging interesting events focusing on games, marketing and starting up a game studio, just to mention a few. Top-tier Finnish game studios will share their insights on what has kept them busy over the summer and we will have a visit from the guys of Unity. If you have any wishes or suggestions regarding Unity, see the thread at IGDA Finland's Facebook group wall. The first ever IGDA Finland event outside the capital area will take place in October when IGDA Finland goes to Tampere. We'll have free transportation from Helsinki! More information to follow in late September.

Also: • New website: check out http://igda.fi • We'd appreciate any feedback on the IGDA Finland newsletter • Jobs.igda.fi is at your service!

We hope to see you all at Cuba on September 6th.

IGDA Finland Coordinators team: Sonja, Vesku, Joona, Samuli, Collin, Pauliina and Joonas.

IGDA FINLAND SEPTEMBER GATHERING Place: Cuba Bar, Erottajankatu 4, 00120 Helsinki (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) Time: Tuesday, 6th of September, doors open at 7PM

January 08 Gathering and Presentation

Hiho again! Santa is knocking on the door already but before xmas holidays and celebrations begin IGDA Finland wants to tell you something before you dig in to the ham and pudding. On January 8th, IGDA Finland will be organizing 2008's first IGDA Gathering, what a perfect chance to get that xmas ham or turkey out of your system! But wait... there is more. In January IGDA Finland is also organizing the second presentation in the IGDA Finland Presentations series!

*IGDA FINLAND PRESENTATIONS #2: TOOLS* Place: Papa Giovanni Showroom at WTC (opposite of System Rock/Public Corner) Time: Tuesday 8th January, 17.30

The second session focuses on Tools. Game industry is under constant evolution. Companies have grown and technologies improved which has made it necessary to evolve work processes and tools as well. Agile methods are widely in use but what else is there? What kind of tools the leading game developers use? How tools fit together with novel design processes and alterable teams? On January 8th, Kai Auvinen and Lassi Leppinen from Digital Chocolate (Sumea) and Sami Vanhatalo from Remedy will talk about Tools in mobile and console game development.

The session starts at 5.30pm and end at 7pm. After IGDA Finland Presentations it is pub night as usual! Welcome! The second IGDA Finland Presentations in association with Remedy will take place on January 8th 2008. This time the place is Papa Giovanni Showroom at WTC -- just opposite System Rock!

*IGDA FINLAND JANUARY GATHERING* Place: System Rock, Keskuskatu 4, 00100 Helsinki (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) Time: Tuesday 8th January, doors open at 19.00

One afterword: w00t! Merriam-Webster's Word of '07: 'W00t'

December gathering - Tuesday 11th

This years last IGDA Gathering is at hand!It's XMAS party time, IGDA Finland style!

This time AMD is sponsoring free drink tickets for everyone. Microsoft is also sponsoring a couple demostations with possibility to play games like Project Gotham Racing 4 & Guita Hero 3. With both of the games there will be some competitions going on!!

*IGDA FINLAND DECEMBER GATHERING* Place: System Rock, Keskuskatu 4, 00100 Helsinki (map: http://igda.fi/?page_id=5) Time: Tuesday 11th December, doors open at 19.00

Enough said, don't be a naughty elf, be a good one and come to party with us!