IGDA Finland October Gathering with Remedy

October is almost upon us and you know what that means: it’s gathering time! Mark October 6th on your calendars and prepare yourself for a night of awesome: the gathering is sponsored by Remedy, taking a (well-deserved) break from developing Quantum Break and equipping their party hats to have a good time with fellow devs.

We’ve hopped places a lot during the past couple of months, and this time is no different: our venue for the event will be Virgin Oil Co. – so make sure not to default to our usual spot! Little birds have also sang their sweet songs of swag to be handed out…

See you all there!

IGDA Finland October Gathering with Remedy
Time: 06.10.2015 at 19:00
Place: Virgil Oil Co., Mannerheimintie 5, 00100 Helsinki

Please note that you need to be at least 18 years old to attend. The cloakroom service is offered free of charge.

We are also organizing something special in addition to the gathering: IGDA Finland is proud to take part in Pelit kiertoon, a campaign to donate games and gaming devices to charity. The games and consoles will find their way into such places as hospitals, sheltered homes, women's shelters and refugee centers.

October gathering will have a designated drop-off table where you can bring your unneeded games for any platform (board and card games are fine, too!) and any old consoles you want to pass on. All donations delivered to us will be forwarded to Hope ry, an association supporting poor and struggling families, giving the children and youth in these homes a chance to have hobbies.

Help us help others, and give your old gaming gear a new life! Any questions about the campaign can be sent to niina.pesonen@igda.fi (IGDA Finland) or mikko.merilainen@helsinki.fi (Pelit kiertoon, campaign coordinator).

IGDA Finland Little Xmas party with Remedy

Traditional IGDA Finland Little Xmas party was held on 13th December at Cuba bar. The party was organized together with Remedy Entertainment. Remedy had just announced the release of Alan Wake's American Nightmare in February 2012. Along with a Alan Wake's American Nightmare trailer, Remedy's EVP Aki Järvilehto delivered their Holiday wishes to the whole Finnish game developers' community.

Remedy also sponsored IGDA Finland Hoodies which means that from now on it is easier for you to recognize IGDA Finland staff at Cuba! Please come to talk to us if you have questions, suggestions regarding IGDA Gatherings, Presentation topics…

As a special gift, we had a band, Time Flux Invaders playing brilliant versions of game themes throughout the decades. Remedy treats, Holiday spirit, fantastic game music by Time Flux Invaders and latest news from Finnish game industry made the evening. This time there were 214 of us present! Wow! Thanks for 2011 and see you in 2012!