Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Satakunta Hub January Gathering

Happy New Year 2018!

We'll start the year cozily with board games and a visitor from Kajaani.

Stefan Kalberg tells us about Kajaani Game Scene and especially about their Kajak Games co-op.

And of course, since GGJX / FGJX is approaching we'll provide all the necessary info about jamming in Villilä on 26th to 28th of January!

Warm Welcome :-)

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Helsinki Hub Christmas Party with Rovio
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub Christmas Party with Rovio

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Rovio
19:00 Christmas party sponsored by Rovio

Rovio

Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theatres in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Sequel to animated blockbuster movie is planned to hit cinemas September 2019. www.rovio.com

Seminar speakers and topics

Piotr Gutaker
Informing and validating business decisions using quality index, objective measure of quality in a project. 

Piotr has worked nearly ten years in software quality assurance, including six in game development. Having seen the rise and fall of mobile premium games and the transition to free-to-play he experienced the need to adapt to the new demanding circumstances. As a QA Manager at Rovio he enjoys experimenting with best approaches and tools to solve problems faced in quality assurance. 

Sophie Vo
How to include your audience in the features development of a Live game, and beyond in the creation of a new game.

Sophie is a creative product lead with 8+ years in the mobile gaming industry. She has a passion for developing innovative ideas with talented teams. In her career, she had worked in Paris, Berlin, and now Helsinki, where she joined Rovio as an Executive Producer. She has developed or shipped more than 20 games across Facebook, console and mobile, and led Live Ops on brand-known titles such as Diamond Dash, Jelly Splash and Angry Birds POP! In 2015 she funded a fashion startup in Berlin, to experiment with something outside of games. 

Tatu Petersen-Jessen
Visual Storytelling - How to make better art by telling better stories

Over the years, Tatu has worked in various creative and management roles in more than 40 globally published games, from AAA to mobile, at companies such as Digital Chocolate, Remedy and Rovio. In his current role as an Art Director at Rovio he has lately focused on Angry Birds Evolution and taking the Angry Birds brand to new and unexpected places.

Dylan Tredea
The fundamentals everyone on a game team should know about data driven development. 

Dylan Tredrea has worked in game development for nearly ten years including over 5 in free to play games. He is currently a Senior Product Manager at Rovio Entertainment where he's responsible for the business success of Angry Birds Evolution. His career has focused on live operations and how teams can best work together with data.

Demo Corner

Sign up for the December Demo Corner here: https://goo.gl/forms/fwxpCaBSqcSgmzrR2
PLEASE NOTE: Space is extremely limited for this demo corner and we might have to close signups early if we get a lot of participants, especially if there are a big amount of demos that require lots of space. Otherwise registration ends Sunday December 10th at 20:00.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub Seminar & Christmas Party with Rovio

Time: Tuesday 12.12.2017 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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Turku Hub - XMAS PARTY
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Turku Hub - XMAS PARTY

Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub XMAS PARTY!

Our Xmas party will take place on 5th of December from 18:00 at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14).

This year we will have a special surprise for all the visitors of our final gathering for 2017, and we will share a sneak peek of what is coming up with Turku hub events in upcoming year. 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/Qbb2yDBrW2EymZTC3

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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Kuopio Hub pre-xmas themed gathering
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Kuopio Hub pre-xmas themed gathering

IGDA Kuopio Hub järjestää pikkujouluhenkisen gatheringin Kuopiossa (yllättäen) Jatkopolut Oy:n sauna- ja kokoustilassa 5.12.2017.  Ilmoittaudu mukaan alempaa.

[ENG] Kuopio IGDA hub presents pre-xmas themed gathering 5.12.2017 for all that are interested. As a speakers there will be Joonas Nieminen and Zaibatsu Interactive. Invite yourself to the gathering before 3.12 from https://goo.gl/qe3j9M

Tilaisuudessa tarjolla pikkupurtavaa ja mahdollisesti hieman saunajuomaakin. Saunomista varten pyyhkeet on tuotavat itse.

Puhujina

Joonas Nieminen (http://www.joonasnieminen.fi/) "Kuinka videoalan ammattilaista voidaan hyödyntää pelikehityksessä" 

Jussi Perttola - Zaibatsu Interactive (http://www.zaibatsu.fi/) "Zaibatsu ja Zombiefall -peli"


Jos ulko-ovi on lukossa, käytä ovisummeria.

Ilmoittaudu nyt, sillä mukaan mahtuu 35 henkilöä. Ilmoittautumiset 3.12. mennessä oheisen lomakkeen kautta: https://goo.gl/qe3j9M

Tapahtuma on maksuton!

Huomio, että tilaisuudessa on mahdollisesti alkoholia.

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IGDA Vaasa Xmas party
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

IGDA Vaasa Xmas party

Ho-ho-ho! Welcome to network and celebrate with your local friendly game developers!

Topias Jokiniemi will tell the story of Revon Games - What did they do right, where did they go wrong & what did they learn from their highly ambitious journey. This is something you don't want to miss.

After the talk we will play board games. You can bring your own game(s), or you can use the ones we have on site.

And don't forget that you will get discount from selected tap products with your IGDA Finland membership card. And we heard that Santa might pop up and bring us drink tickets. Thanks Santa!

Free entry and open for everyone. Welcome!

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Turku Hub November gathering with Rival Games
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Turku Hub November gathering with Rival Games

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub November gathering sponsored byRival Games Ltd

We are delighted to invite you to much anticipated event with Rival Games team, who will share their story and also give exclusive chance to be the first ones to try their big title "Thief of Thieves"!

When and where you ask?
21st of November from 17:00 at Saaritobaari (Aurakatu 14, Turku), SEE YOU THERE :D

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Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Satakunta Hub - November Gathering

IGDA Finland Satakunta Hub November Gathering /

Board Games and Game Demos

Bring your favorite board game with you and let's play!
Bring also your most secret game project and get some loving feedback from your IGDA fellows :-)

Games also available on the house (in cooperation with Pana ry)

You can contact us about your demo performance beforehand if you wish: satakunta(at) igda.fi or give a shout here on the event wall. More info on our fb-group -please join!


Demo showcasers so far confirmed:
Lauri Eklund
Tatu-Pekka Saarinen
Mikko Lasonen

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#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017
Nov
17
to Nov 18

#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017

#XmasJKL - The Finnish Game Industry Business Seminar NOV 17.-18. Jyväskylä, Finland

#XmasJKL is an annual Game Industry business event at Jyväslkylä, Central Finland.
#XmasJKL is organized by Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xmasjkl-the-finnish-game-industry-seminar-2017-tickets-33657191566

Use promocode IGDAFIN to get 15% discount from the ticket at the Eventbrite!

Expa Game Business Co-Operative (Peliosuuskunta Expa) invites the Finnish game industy to Jyväskylä, Central Finland to network, learn and celebrate in the annual business seminar.

Speakers:

  • Mikko Kodisoja, Co-founder, Supercell
  • Wilhelm Taht, Executive Vice President, Games, Rovio
  • Jonas Antonsson, CEO, Raw Fury
  • Tero Kuittinen, Chief Strategist, KuuHubb  
  • Petri Alanko, Composer (as a freelancer),  Remedy Entertainment
  • Juri Juskevits, Director, Community & E-Sports, Critical Force
  • Natasha Trygg, CEO, Snowfall
  • KooPee Hiltunen, Director at Neogames

Preliminary schedule

Friday 17.11. (Venue: JYU Musica, Jyväskylä)
Seminar day
10:00 Register
11:00 - 20:00 Seminar Speakers! (listed at www.xmasjkl.com)
20:30 -> Afterparty & Next Level Awards!

Saturday 18.11. (with Business / VIP tickets)
12:00-14:00 Business Brunch (Venue: Hotelli Verso, Jyväskylä)
18:00 -> Expa 5 year b-day party!


More info:
https://www.xmasjkl.com/
https://www.facebook.com/XmasJKL/

 

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Helsinki Hub November gathering with Applause
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub November gathering with Applause

Applause

Applause empowers companies of all sizes to deliver great digital experiences (DX) – across web, mobile, Console and IoT – spanning every customer touchpoint. Applause delivers unmatched in-the-wild testing, user feedback and research solutions by utilizing its platform to manage communities around the world. This provides brands with the real-world insights they need to achieve omni-channel success across demographics, locations, devices and operating systems that match their user base. Thousands of companies – including Sony Interactive, King, Armada Interactive and Gram games – rely on Applause to ensure great digital experiences for their customers. Learn more at www.applause.com.

November Demo Corner

Sign up for the November Demo Corner here (form open until 20:00 on Monday November 13th): https://goo.gl/forms/5nwuceZrfe6mUf572

IGDA Helsinki November gathering with Applause

Time: Tuesday 14.11.2017 at 19:00
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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Jyväskylä Hub gathering October 31st, 2017
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub gathering October 31st, 2017

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 31st October 2017 Jyväskylä

Preliminary information, speakers etc coming later!

Guest Speakers:
- Nice ICT Jyväskylä

And also "Open mic" is available too!

Demo Corner:
Take your own game demos / prototypes and test devices with you!
- Show and test, your projects freely with relaxed group of people!

Be there - socialize - get Expa! http://www.expa.fi

The Event is Free and open for all!
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/239992479834828/

Gathering place Bar Katse

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IGDA Vaasa October gathering
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Vaasa October gathering

October gathering is upon us! This time we have two companies telling the stories behind their games.

GamePhase will launch Thy Sword soon. Thy Sword is a hack n' slash platformer with procedural levels and roguelike elements. A world of Sword & Sorcery awaits!

And we also have Sensornet Game Studios revealing their upcoming mobile title. Exciting times!

This event is open for everyone interested in game industry. Free entrance. Please note that the gathering starts at 17:00.

Welcome!

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Turku Hub - October gathering with Grail Group
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Turku Hub - October gathering with Grail Group

On 19th of October from 17:00 we will have IGDA Finland Turku Hub Octover gathering at Grail Quest - Pelifestari sponsored by Grail Group ♥

Grail Group will sponsor 1-day-ticket to the event so ONLY those who sign up and get the ticket can attend the gathering, get your ticket here:

https://goo.gl/forms/bEgEPQVyZfS142Hr1

For those who don't know - Grail Quest is a new gaming event which meets the international standards. The event's program includes numerous gaming activities from the LAN party and the Finnish sports championships to exploring new games and technologies. The event will be held in autumn during the holidays. The event will take place in Gatorade Center in Turku, which will provide a complete framework for such event. For more info:http://www.grailquest.fi/info

Event's program can be found at http://www.grailquest.fi/ohjelma

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Helsinki Hub October gathering with Seriously
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub October gathering with Seriously

Facebook event

19:00 Doors open, gathering + drinks sponsored by Seriously Digital Entertainment

Seriously Digital Entertainment

Seriously Digital Entertainment was founded in 2013 and our first game, Best Fiends, was launched in October 2014. Since then we've had over 60 million downloads, run some ambitious influencer campaigns, released two animations and even won a Best Ad of the Year award from YouTube.

We build global entertainment franchises that come to life first as best-in-class mobile games. We are passionate about great storytelling and epic world-building, desperate conflict and hilarious comedy, unique characters and unlikely heroes. We build brands that not only succeed commercially but also can give back to the world.

We believe in finding the best talent and giving them as much freedom and responsibility as possible. That’s why we take recruitment Seriously. At Seriously, it’s a core value to share knowledge and information with all our employees. We want communication to be open and easy so we avoid unnecessary meetings and have as flat an organisation as possible. We seek proactive, highly efficient people and then let them do their work as they see fit. We have offices in Helsinki, Finland and Los Angeles, US. The studio in Helsinki is where all our games are painstakingly crafted, while the Los Angeles office is where our ingenious marketing campaigns are created.

IGDA Finland October Gathering with Seriously Digital Entertainment

Time: Tuesday 17.10.2017 at 19:00
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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Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Veikkaus Game Studio
19:00 Gathering + drinks sponsored by Veikkaus Game Studio

Veikkaus Game Studio

Veikkaus Game Studio produces games for our slot machines and online casino. Our games are made with the highest of international quality standards. We constantly improve our game portfolio with new mechanics and pay special attention to our games’ audiovisual quality and customer experience.

Our studio consists of around 40 professional game developers. We work with agile development methods and strive to improve our professional expertise on a daily basis!

Seminar

Kirsi Lagus, Vice President, Games and Slot Machines

As the VP of Games and Slot Machines, Kirsi also heads the Veikkaus Game Studio with her management experience of 17 years from Veikkaus, RAY and Nokia. She will be talking about Veikkaus and how life is at the Game Studio.

Caviar Game Team

Veikkaus Game Studio's Caviar Game Team presents the Making of Saaga, a brand new viking-themed Veikkaus game due to be released in Veikkaus' slots machines in October, 2017. They will showcase the Veikkaus game development by going through the process from the concepting phase to the final product. Saaga is also playable (for free) in the Demo Corner after the seminar.

Kimmo Koskinen, Research Manager

Kimmo has been working in the gaming industry since 1985 and is the original coder of the legendary RAY Video Poker game. Later on he took on as a software manager and afterwards as the Head of Innovation at RAY in 2012-2016. Currently working as a Research Manager at Veikkaus, he will be talking about something special called Mechanical Virus.

IGDA Finland September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

Time: 26.9.2017 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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Turku Hub - September gathering with TALENTED
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Turku Hub - September gathering with TALENTED

Welcome to September gathering sponsored by Talented from Helsinki!

Talented is a new management agency for developers and members of software development teams. Among many of their customers, you can find names such as Remedy, Armada and many others :D

Join us on Tuesday 26th of September from 17:00 in Saaristobaari!

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Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

If you work in the mobile, PC or VR/AR games industry, Pocket Gamer Connects is the place to be this September. Taking place September 19-20 in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, it will deliver talks and panels, an expo area, free meeting system, massive party, indie pitch sessions and loads more. Celebrating its fourth year in Helsinki, PG Connects has become a popular fixture in the industry calendar.

This year the event has expanded into VR and PC, so it's three conferences in one. For more info on the conference visit:

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Tampere Hub Seminar in Tracon 2017

IGDA is working together again with Tracon to bring a full afternoon of game industry program. Event takes place in Tampere-talo.

Seminars:
17:00 "When working on a Moomins game" - Natasha Trygg
18:00 "Estetiikka moderneissa lautapeleissä" - Ville Kankainen
19:00 "Flower Adamsin hahmon luominen peliin Medals of War" - Ida-Emilia Kaukonen

Panel discussions:
17:00 "Musiikki ja ääni videopeleissä"
18:00 "Peligrafiikka, tyyli ja tunnelma"
19:00 "Designin keinot pelien estetiikassa"

Tracon is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. The 12th annual event will be held from Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th 2016 at the Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland. The expected attendance is 5,500 people, making Tracon the largest rpg/anime convention in Finland. The event runs overnight.

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IGDA Finland Summer Party with Supercell
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

IGDA Finland Summer Party with Supercell

Even a cold and rainy summer deserves a spectacular send-off, and 2017 is no exception!

For the third year running, the IGDA Finland Summer Party with Supercell will kick off on August 22nd. Join us for a night of great fun and even greater company with spectacular views at Maxine in Kamppi.

What’s more, Supercell will organise a separate pre-party open doors mixer with play, talks and guided office tours. Hit the link below to sign up for the mixer, and act quickly – entry is limited to the first one hundred to register.

http://supr.cl/Supercell-IGDA

IGDA Finland Summer Party with Supercell
Time: 22.08.2017 at 19:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

Please note that party attendees must be 18 or older. The cloakroom service is offered free of charge.

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