IGDA Satakunta December Gathering / pikkuDEMOjoulu
Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta December Gathering / pikkuDEMOjoulu

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Our pikkujoulu-gathering on 18th of December @Saikku is filled with Christmas spirit and gratitude! Instead of presents, we urge you to bring your DEMOs - so we can spread out the joy of awesome projects!


These DEMO's have been confirmed so far:

Innokas Media/Anniina ja Kristiina Seppä

NopiaTV "gamify your video" , Nopia/Teemu Erämaa

Shakes on a Plane, Animera/Janne Riikilä

Memo, Tatu-Pekka Saarinen

Saaripeli, VR, Mikko Lasonen

Valo, Mikko Lasonen

In addition to the demos there will be cookies and snacks and drinks available!

See you there!

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IGDA Future
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Future

17.00 Tervetuloa!
17.05 Puhetta kenttäsuunnittelusta / Arhi Makkonen
17.20 Puhetta lautapeleistä ja joukkorahoituksesta / Tomi Vainikka
17.35 Tauko
17:45-20.00 Työpaja-aika

Ohjelmassa kaksi ohjattua työpajaa: Toinen lautapelisuunnittelusta (Tomi: Uusi peli klassikon ympärille) ja toinen kenttäsuunnittelusta (Arhi: Tee oma puzzle-kenttä)

Lisäksi tilassa on mahdollisuus opetella Kingdomino-peli Dized- sovelluksen avulla.

Pelialan tulevaisuus voit olla sinä!

Kiinnostaako peliala? Rakastatko pelaamista? Tule tutustumaan alan ammattilaisiin ja pelien tekemiseen! | IGDA Future

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Kotka Hub Xmas Gathering
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Kotka Hub Xmas Gathering

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PLEASE REGISTER YOURSELF TO THE EVENT! (Link)
Collecting names mainly to get idea how many people are coming.


Greetings game developers!

It's Xmas time in IGDA Kotka!

Welcome to celebrate the holidays and the soon ending year!

This event is sponsored by:
Kukouri | Mobile Entertainment
Nitro Games

And After party by:
Kuura Playhouse
Kaljapukki

Join us first at the Pub Albert for xmas themed gathering. Some drinks sponsored. Xmas themed clothing is recommended but not necessary.

And then to the After Party at the Kuura Playhouse sauna space. Drinks will be provided at the after party.

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Turku Hub - XMAS party!
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Turku Hub - XMAS party!

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Our Xmas party will take place on 12th of December from 17:00 at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14).

This year we will have teams from Hive – Turku Game Hub as well as open mic for all other developers to tell what they have been working on during 2018!

We wish to highlight the evening with games from our developers, so if you are interested to show your game at demo corner, please fill in the following form:

https://goo.gl/forms/4br2wS6BFiQhjWqH2


And what about secret Santa? 
If you wish to participate and be a secret Santa, bring a small gift and at the end of the event we will share the presents :D

(Cthulhu illustration by Jaakko Susi)

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Helsinki Hub December seminar + gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub December seminar + gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Veikkaus Game Studio
19:00 Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio (there’s food! & drinks!)

The first 500 people attending the event will receive a coupon which they can exchange for a Veikkaus-themed lootbox upon leaving the event! Some food will also be served around 19:00 once the seminar ends and the gathering begins.

Veikkaus Game Studio

Veikkaus is the Finnish national gambling company with over 2000 employees working across Finland. Inside this giant there is an agile unit, the Veikkaus Game Studio – a game development studio of 45 creative and enthusiastic game development professionals. The game studio produces online and land-based slot games and e-Instas (online instant win games) to Finnish markets, all together around 15 game releases a year.

Veikkaus are also actively expanding their game portfolio with new types of games and innovations. This branching out requires networking with new business partners and looking into new business models. The team at Veikkaus feels that they can find the best partners for this work right here within the Finnish game development scene!  

The development philosophy of Veikkaus Game Studio is simple; “Awesome teams make awesome games”. They strongly believe in self-driven teams and cultivating teamwork is in the core of their everyday work. Within their flat organization the development teams and individuals are given the freedom and responsibility to innovate, develop and have fun in the way they see fit. This has resulted in better games, higher development efficiency and better returns.

Seminar

Veikkaus Game Studio in a Nutshell
Henri Lindgren, Head of Studio

Our Approach to Game Design and Creative Design
Karoliina Korppoo, Game Producer
Sakari Tiikkaja, Lead Game Artist

Case Study: Kultaranta
Ilkka Vallo, Game Producer
Senja Heikkinen, Lead Game Artist
Henrik Hackenberg, Senior Game Artist

About the speakers

Henri Lindgren, Head of Studio
Henri is a game development veteran with nine years of industry experience. His background is in mobile F2P games, working mostly in producer roles. Before Henri started as studio head at Veikkaus Game Studio he was an Executive Producer at Nitro Games, working on multiple game projects with multiple external partners, including Wargaming and Netmarble.

Karoliina Korppoo, Game Producer
Karoliina has worked with game design in simulation games for seven years but is currently pursuing the trade of game producing. Karoliina has background in QA, a degree in graphic design and a passion for academic game studies. She has been working as a Game Producer at Veikkaus Game Studio since March 2018.

Ilkka Vallo, Game Producer
Ilkka has a long and diverse history in the Finnish gambling scene, working as a croupier before joining the team at Veikkaus Game Studio as a Producer three and a half years ago. During his time at the studio, he has been worked on various titles, including Kultaranta and Kulta-Jaska 2. Ilkka started his path as a Game Producer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences and has a passion for supporting the Finnish game development community any way he can.

Sakari Tiikkaja, Lead Game Artist
Sakari is a seasoned game art veteran with experience in most forms of digital media communication. He has established his credentials in advertising, tv & film, illustration, motion graphics and animation before joining Veikkaus Game Studio. He has worked on numerous Veikkaus game titles as a game artist and presently acts as a Lead Game Artist at Veikkaus Game Studio.

Senja Heikkinen, Lead Game Artist
Senja has worked in the gambling industry for over eight years, and she is proud to have been a part of modernizing Veikkaus' slot machine games. With multiple titles under her belt, her work includes many popular games such as Emma and Saaga. As a Senior Game Artist on an agile team, her job is to create and direct art from concept stages to finished product.

Henrik Hackenberg, Senior Game Artist
Henrik Hackenberg has been at Veikkaus for five years and in that time, he has participated in creating art for 11 released projects. Henrik is a true generalist at heart and enjoys working in both 2D and 3D and happily contributes in a variety of sub-fields such animation, effects and compositing.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub December seminar + gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Time: Monday 3.12.2018 at 17:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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IGDA Vaasa Little Christmas Party 2018
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Vaasa Little Christmas Party 2018

A Little Christmas Party by IGDA Vaasa

Suomeksi 👇 På svenska 👇

Ho-ho-ho! We are already full of Christmas spirit so come and join our little Christmas party where we will play board games, try some game demos and socialize with discussions about and around games. You will be in for surprises during the evening!

The event is sponsored by Platonic Partnership (https://platonicpartnership.com)

The event is open and free for everyone interested in games, gaming and the game industry. 

The event starts at 17:00 @ Ritz. No registration necessary. 

If you want to present your game, drop a line at vaasa@igda.fi. This way we can reserve a spot for you in this or a future event.

Welcome!

PS. We will give out free drink vouchers for the early arrivers!


This event is part of IGDA Finland Vaasa hub´s monthly gatherings. 

…but what is IGDA?

The International Game Developers Association 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. 

IGDA Finland is the local Finnish chapter of the IGDA and Vaasa hub is the local chapter of IGDA Finland. 

For more info: www.igda.fi

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SUOMI:

Pikkujoulujuhlat by IGDA Vaasa

Ho-ho-ho! Olemme jo joulutunnelmissa, joten osallistu kanssamme juhlimaan pikkujouluja, joissa pelaamme lautapelejä, testaamme pelidemoja ja jutustelemme leppoisasti peleistä ja kaikkea sen ympäriltä. Luvassa yllätyksiä illan aikana!

Tapahtuman sponsoroi Platonic Partnership (https://platonicpartnership.com)

Tapahtuma on ilmainen ja avoin kaikille videopeleistä, videopelaamisesta ja pelialasta kiinnostuneille.

Tapahtuma alkaa 17:00 @ Ritz. Rekisteröityminen ei tarpeellista.

Jos haluat esitellä oman pelisi niin lähetä viestiä vaasa@igda.fi. Tällä tavoin voimme varata sinulle paikan tälle tai tulevalle tapahtumalle.

Tervetuloa!

PS. Jaamme ilmaisia drinkkilippuja ensimmäisille tulijoille!


Tämä tapahtuma on osa IGDA Finland Vaasa hubin kuukausittaisia kokoontumisia.

…mutta mikä on IGDA?

”The International Game Developers Association” on voittoa tavoittelematon ammattimainen järjestö, joka on vannoutunut edistämään pelikehittäjien elämää ja työuraa yhdistämällä jäsenet vertaistensa kanssa, tukea ammatillista kehitystä ja puolesta puhuu asioista, jotka vaikuttavat kehittäjien yhteisöön.

IGDA Finland on paikallinen suomalainen osa IGDA:sta ja Vaasan hubi on paikallinen osa IGDA Finlandista.

Lisätietoa: www.igda.fi

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SVENSKA:

Lilla Julfest by IGDA Vaasa

Ho-ho-ho! Vi har redan julstämning så kom och delta med i firandet på vår lilla julfest, var vi kommer att spela bordsspel, testa speldemon och diskutera om och kring spel. Kvällen kommer att vara fylld av överraskningar!

Evenemanget sponsoreras av Platonic Partnership (https://platonicpartnership.com)

Evenemanget är gratis och öppen för alla som är intresserade över spel, spelandet och spelindustrin.

Evenemanget börjar 17:00 @ Ritz. Ingen registrering nödvändig. 

Om du vill presentera ditt eget spel så skicka ett meddelande till vaasa@igda.fi. På detta sätt kan vi reservera en plats åt dig vid detta eller kommande evenemang. 

Välkommen!

PS. Vi delar ut gratis drinkbiljetter till de första anländare!


Detta evenemang är en del av IGDA Finlands Vasa hubs månatliga sammankomst.

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Porin pelipäivä 2018
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Porin pelipäivä 2018

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Porin Pelipäivä (Pori Game Day) provides lots of different games and game-related info to young people and adults (children under 13 with their parents).

IGDA Satakunta and HYPE project has a joint booth in the event: Let’s make a game! Non-stop workshops for game development (16-20).

16-20: Games!

20-22.30 Movie Night! Ready Player One movie. Popcorns and drinks on the house!

More info (in Finnish) in Facebook event!

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Roister Game Jam Vol. 3: Pikkujoulujamit
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Roister Game Jam Vol. 3: Pikkujoulujamit

(In English below)

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Roister Game Jam eli Rovaniemen omat jamit järjestetään jo kolmatta kertaa! Jamit ovat tapahtuma, joissa tehdään porukassa tai yksin peli suunnitelmasta pelattavaan versioon kahden päivän aikana. Et tarvitse yhtään kokemusta pelinkehityksestä osallistuaksesi – tarkoitus on hullutella ja oppia uutta toisilta jammaajilta! Jameilla epäonnistuminenkaan ei haittaa eikä siellä kisata toisia vastaan. Olemme varanneet myös saunatilat jammaajien käyttöön viikonlopun ajaksi.

Paikka: Lapin AMK, Jokiväylä 11

Aikataulu:
16.11. Perjantai
16:00 Ilmoittautuminen
17:00 Alkusanat ja teeman julkistus
17:30 Tiimien muodostus
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Pelinkehitystä ja saunomista
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18.11. Sunnuntai
17:00 Pelien esittely
18:00 Siivous

Tapahtuma on kielletty alle 18-vuotiailta. Ilmoittautuminen 14.11. mennessä osoitteessa:
https://goo.gl/forms/NDC99ba6A0EwRoM32

Tulkaa viettämään unohtumaton viikonloppu devaajien kanssa!

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The very own jam of Rovaniemi, Roister Game Jam is arranged for the second time! Jams are events where games are made in teams or alone from plan to a playable version in just two days. You don’t need any experience in game developing to attend – the idea is to go crazy and learn from other jammers! Failure is also okay and there’s no competition between the jammers. We have also reserved a sauna for the jammers for the weekend.

Location: UAS Lapland, Jokiväylä 11

Schedule:
16.11. Friday
4:00 PM Check in
5:00 PM Keynote and Theme Announcement
5:30 PM Team Forming
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Game Development and Visiting Sauna
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18.11. Sunday
5:00 PM Game Presentations
6:00 PM Clean-up

Please contact if you want to attend as a minor. Registration is open until 14.11. in the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/JbIWFb7Ub1BRLwmh1

Come and spend an unforgettable weekend with the developers!

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IGDA Vaasa November Gathering
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa November Gathering

This time in our gathering we will discuss about marketing of games, particularly advertising through the use of the Reddit platform. There will be time for socializing and networking after the main event, which is also followed by O’Malleys “Game Night” where we will play board-, card- and digital games.

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#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018
Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018

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#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 2018

#XmasJKL – The Game Industry and Business Seminar is the annual game business seminar in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. And it is already 4th time already!

Seminar speakers, networking and business in an open, relaxed event.

Learn, share, co-operate!

Organized by Expa Game Business Co-Operative
- Let’s make awesome game business!

Top lineup of spekeakers again with various topics from industry experts like Global Business, Game Development, Human Resources, Adaptive Music Design, Taking over the world with YouTube etc:

Opening words:
The opening words by Suvi Vuojolainen, Business and Marketing Manager, Business Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä

Lineup:
- Mika Rahko, Co-Founder, Futureplay
- Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel
- Adam Sporka, Adaptive Music Designer, Kingdom Come Deliverance
- Mirella Keto, Head of Organizational Development, Ubisoft RedLynx
- Jussi Immonen, COO, Nitro Games
- Timo Soininen, CEO, Small Giant Games

The event is K18

Check tickest and more event info at the website:
www.xmasjkl.com

Join to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321368438598749/

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Get even -15% with Group Deal sent email for more details: sales@expa.fi

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Levelappi-seminaari & Rovaniemi Hub Monthly Gathering
Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Levelappi-seminaari & Rovaniemi Hub Monthly Gathering

Tervetuloa ArcticShell-hankkeen päätösseminaariin ja IGDA-iltaan!

Juhlimme yksityistilaisuudessa Rockravintola Grandessa ArcticShell-hankkeen päättymistä. Tilaisuudessa muun muassa asiantuntijapuheenvuoroja, tarjoiluja, viihdettä ja verkostoitumista. Osallistujia mahtuu mukaan rajallinen määrä ilmoittautumisjärjestyksen mukaan. Ilmoittaudu siis heti täällä: https://goo.gl/forms/WX1SKqd53u6r66Sm2
Ilmoittautuminen on sitova.

ArcticShell-hanke on tarjonnut rovaniemeläisille kaikkea, mitä pelinkehityksestä kiinnostuneet ovat toivoneet: pelialan seminaareja, Kesäpeliopinnot, workshopeja, jameja, NGS-, Slush- ja Gamexpo-reissuja, sekä äärettömän määrän loistavia tilaisuuksia kohdata muita pelinkehittäjiä konkareista noviiseihin. Voit tulla Levelappi-seminaariin antamaan palautetta koko toiminnasta vuosien 2015-2018 ajalta.

Ohjelma:
13-17 Asiantuntijapuheenvuorot
17-19 Mentorikeskustelut
19- IGDA-ilta

Ohjelmaa täydennetään ja puhujat julkaistaan myöhemmin. Yksityistilaisuus kestää klo 20 asti, jonka jälkeen IGDA-ilta jatkuu kaikille avoimena.

Tapahtuman virallisen osuuden jälkeen tiedossa viihdettä ja perinteinen IGDA-ilta. Tule pohtimaan kanssamme, miten voimme igdalaisina täyttää sen tyhjiön, jonka ArcticShell-hanke jättää Lapin peliskeneen.

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IGDA Satakunta November Gathering / VR in Games with PlaySys
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta November Gathering / VR in Games with PlaySys

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IGDA Satakunta and Serious Games Education Project HYPE are proud to present:

"VR in Games" with the wizard of 3D, Unity and Virtual Reality,
Luca Deriu for PlaySys, Milan, Italy!

Check out more about PlaySys and VR:
https://www.play-sys.com/virtual-reality/

More detailed info on the event facebook page!

♥ Warm welcome! ♥

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IGDA Vaasa October gathering
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa October gathering

Trick or treat?


Halloween is here so come and join us (if you dare) to listen about the storytelling in games and how to tell a story through the power music. There will also be time for socializing and networking after the main event.

Expertise and experience on storytelling is shared by:
- Juhana Lehtiniemi, Platonic Partnership 

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Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Future

IGDA Future is a pilot project that is the first of its kind in the world. The inaugural event will take place on October 25th at the Tikkurila Library at 17:00.

For more information read: https://www.igda.fi/blog/2018/announcing-igda-future

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Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Next Games
19:00 Gathering sponsored by Next Games

Next Games

Next Games is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, redefining the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging service-based mobile games. We share a profound love for games, a burning desire and an ambitious strategy to develop lasting global mobile entertainment.

In addition to the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, Next Games launched The Walking Dead: Our World on 12 July, which utilizes cutting edge AR technology and is powered by Google Maps. Currently Next Games is working on three new games based on popular entertainment franchises including a mobile game for the popular Blade Runner franchise and an unannounced project with NBCUniversal.

https://www.nextgames.com/

Seminar

In Search for Location-based Mechanics - The Walking Dead: Our World design retrospective

17.30-18.00, Sulka Haro

Sulka Haro is a veteran game designer and the Lead Designer of The Walking Dead: Our World. His 18-year experience in the games industry includes producing The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, leading design at Habbo Hotel as well as founding MakieLab, a 3D printed toys and games startup.

Earth, My Game Level - How the planet-wide gameplay in The Walking Dead: Our World came to be

18:00-18.30, Matias Ärje

Matias has been developing commercial software since the age of 10, including tens of games and in various roles. He got completely absorbed in the gaming industry 4 years ago. As Director of Technology at Next Games he has been deeply involved with the efforts required to create probably the biggest non-generative game environment in existence.

How We Gather, Use and Lose Data - On data architecture, selected results, and data retention

18:30–19:00, Jörkki Hyvönen & Vesa Palonen

As the Head of Analytics, Jörkki has been responsible of building both the company data platform and the team using it. Before joining the gaming industry, Jörkki has done things ranging from low temperature physics to biological neural network modeling and AI consulting. Most of his past activities have been characterised by big data, startups and endless curiosity towards understanding and modeling human behaviour

Vesa is a bit of a happy generalist. After doing a decade of data-analysis in physics, accelerators and related databases, he joined the Next Games crew and is now a senior game analyst of The Walking Dead: Our World. In an environment full of interesting questions, he likes to select what is important and emphasize that. On top of giving visibility to basic game numbers, this has lead to analytics on quality of service, player motivation and playtime, and social features.

Demo corner

The Demo corner is back in October! Sign up here to demo your game project at the event: https://goo.gl/forms/0LL0vfNVWLnh6qot2

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games
Time: Tuesday 16.10.2018 at 17:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia

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Come and celebrate the success of Alvin From Earth's Kickstarter campaign, as well as the first episode of the show, with Nopia Oy and IGDA Satakunta on Thursday, 11 October at 18:00 in Terrace Bar.

There will be a free welcome drink for the first 50 attendees, as well as student-priced beer, cider, and long drink for the whole party!

Nopia Oy and Norded will each give a short presentation, and after that we'll have music by none other than DJ TONY and MC LICIA!

All interested in Nopia, IGDA, Alvin From Earth, or video game development in general are welcome <3

After the party ends, you are free to continue your night at Terrace Bar.
DJ Tony will perform another set.

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