OPENING PARTY - THE HIVE (Turku Game Hub)
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

OPENING PARTY - THE HIVE (Turku Game Hub)

  • The Hive - Turku Game Hub

Newly established game hub in Turku – The Hive, have the pleasure of inviting You to official opening party on May 30th from 18:00 o’clock at hub premises (Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 - Pharma City, 20520 Turku). The afterparty will take place at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14).
You are kindly asked to register for free before 25.05.2017:


https://turkugamehub.eventbrite.com

More information can be found on our website
www.turkugamehub.com

for more specific questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Natasha Bulatovic Trygg
+358 44 2077273
natasha@turkugamehub.com

NOTE: One of our close partners THE SHIFT – business conference in Turku (31.05.-01.06.2017) will provide a special offer for game developers:

149€ = 2 DAY PROFESSIONAL PASS + 2 NIGHTS STAY (30.5.-1.6.) AT BORE HOSTEL* Use the code hive
www.theshift.fi

Wargaming Party 2017
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Wargaming Party 2017

  • Parola Tank Museum

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wargaming-party-2017-tickets-34654205662

Register for bus transportation: https://www.igda.fi/blog/2017/wargaming-2017-party-event-and-bus-transportation-registration

Hi game industry friends! Wargaming.net is organizing a big bang in Finland, and you’re invited!

Join us for an evening at the Parola Tank Museum, where we’ll have a truly memorable evening with food, drinks, live music, games and tanks. There will be buses organized by your local IGDA Finland hubs to help you get there. Follow your local IGDA Finland communication channels for more information.

The MC of the night will be none other than Jone Nikula, truly a man of metal. Happoradio will be performing live followed by the DJ of the night, DJ Alex Mattson.

The sponsors crew will include a number of company VIPs including the company founder and CEO Victor Kislyi, who will be giving the opening speech. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with the VIPs.

Naturally there will be plenty of food and drinks for everyone.

A small fee of 5 euros will be collected from participants and donated to the museum.

Please note:

  • This is a Wargaming party. You don’t have to be IGDA Finland member to participate.
  • You have to be 18 to participate
  • Preregistration is required

Register now! A little bird told me that there might even be some tank riding.


IGDA Finland Kuopio Hub Gathering 26th May
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

IGDA Finland Kuopio Hub Gathering 26th May

  • Capri Marina

IGDA Finland Kuopio hub / PelinTakojat ry welcomes everyone in game industry (veterans and newcomers like) to event gathering in Capri Marina (Tulliportinkatu 1, Kuopio) on 26.5 starting at 18.00.

In the gathering we have guests Harri Karppinen (Fingersoft) and Jyri Partanen (RCP Finland).

Everyone over 18 years old interested in game industry are welcome to the event. 

Check the facebook page for event to find more information. 

Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer
May
23
5:00 pm17:00

Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer

  • Maxine

Facebook event

Schedule
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer
19:00 Gathering + drinks sponsored by Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer


Armada Interactive is hell bent on creating global gaming experiences that push the boundaries of innovation and competitiveness on mobile devices. Our key design pillars drive us to create games that combine immersive and competitive gameplay with highly innovative new mechanics and UX - the type that gives the industry a great big push forward.

Armada is a truly multinational team in the heart of Helsinki, the European capital of mobile game development, and we’re hiring! With over two thirds of the company hailing from outside of Finland, our company culture is open, international and welcoming - one of our primary goals is to challenge the industry status quo.

AppsFlyer’s technology is found on 98 percent of the world’s smartphones, making it the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics. Data-driven marketers rely on AppsFlyer for independent measurement solutions and innovative tools to grow their mobile business. AppsFlyer’s platform processes billions of mobile actions every day, empowering app marketers and developers to maximize the return on their marketing investments. Trusted by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap Inc., Tencent, HBO, Playtika, Waze, Alibaba, Kayak and 10,000+ other leading brands and partners, AppsFlyer has 12 global offices to support marketers everywhere.

Seminar details:

Mobile Strategy Games Insights Q1 2017 - Jonathan Bregman
The strategy gaming subcategory has taken the app stores by storm with massive hits, especially from Finland. But with success comes some intense competition as thousands of strategy titles battle it out in the stores. How does one stand out? The clear answer is found in the data.
 
Jonathan will present AppsFlyer’s Strategy Games Data Benchmarks – a data study that is focused entirely on strategy games.

Speaker Bio
Jonathan joined AppsFlyer to accelerate its growth across the Nordic region. His vision is to provide mobile marketers with an industry leading set of tools that enable them to measure and analyze their user acquisition funnel and make informed decisions.

Road to Soft Launch - James Cramer & Janos Perei
The soft launch of mobile games has become part of standard industry practices. Yet many forget that there is a range of marketing activities that lead up to starting the soft launch of a product.

Through the case study of our game, we will walk you through the process and the key learnings, which we made during our preparation for the soft launch.

Speaker Bios
James has built a broad experience working in mobile game marketing, from community management and support to content production and growth strategy. He specialises in player engagement and organic growth around original and licensed IP games.

Janos is seasoned digital marketer with core focus on advertising technologies and media management. Held various positions in marketing and advertiser companies with key emphasis on setting up, managing and optimising performance based marketing activities leveraging online and mobile media outlets.

The creation of a new generation RTS game - Nick Joore
An overview of how Armada created their first synchronous multiplayer RTS game:

Server authoritative lockstepping, custom editors, optimizations and high quality assets and effects are a few of the items which will be presented to demonstrate how Armada is making the next evolution of mobile gaming.

Speaker Bio
Nick is the first tech to join Armada and is an expert in releasing high quality products in short periods of time.

IGDA Finland May Seminar + Gathering with Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer

Time: 23.5.2017 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.

Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop
May
8
3:30 pm15:30

Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop

  • University Consortium of Pori

In just few hours we will make a deep dive into the world of Serious Games & Gamification!

The workshop will be instructed by Heli Tolonen from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences / SeGaBu Project.

The Brochure of the Workshop:
http://www2.amk.fi/segabu/SeGaBu-workshop.pdf


Registrations:
satakunta@igda.fi, by Thursday 4th of May at the latest.
Please inform your full name, organization and email address.


The Workshop is part of additional pre-conference program of GamiFIN. http://gamifinconference.com/

It's executed in cooperation with:
SeGaBu Project, HYPE Project, GamiFIN Conference and IGDA Satakunta.

Jyväskylä Hub April gathering
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Jyväskylä Hub April gathering

  • Jyväskylän Yritystehdas

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 25th April 2017 Jyväskylä

Guest Speaker
- Teemu Mäki-Patola, Frogmind

Come ask Frogmind how they see the industry, what has worked for them and how and what hasn't. Happy to show data, get real with numbers and talk openly.

- mayby some JAMK TE-Pelinkehittäjäkoulutus teams too!

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!
- No age rating!

Gathering place Jyväskylän Yritystehdas
 

Let's Play! - Turku Hub April Gathering
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Let's Play! - Turku Hub April Gathering

  • Saaristobaari

Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub April Gathering: LET'S PLAY!

Come and try out the games by local gamedev teams Rockodile and Snowfall ;) Feel free to bring along your own game and test it out with us - the best game tester gets FREE DRINK(s)!!!

When and where?
25th of April from 18:00 at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14)

See you there!

Kajaani Hub April gathering
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Kajaani Hub April gathering

  • Kulma, House of Rock and Food

Back on the track! It's time for the Kajaani Hub April gathering!

This time our quest hails from Tampere, Traplight games! Ex-Kajaanian Teppo Kauppinen will come to give us some insight on his work and recent Traplight machinations.

See you at Kulma!

IGDA Vaasa April Meeting
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

IGDA Vaasa April Meeting

  • O´Malley´s Vaasa

Welcome to network with your local friendly game developers. We have Astalo Games hosting our April session with their upcoming game Street Heat. You can also just pop in and show your demo for professional feedback.

And we have Jussi Loukianen from West Coast Game Lab, who will share some tips on how to brand your game and company. Recently he has been busy studying and developing tools for branding in game industry.

Schedule:
18:00 Doors open - Game demos
18:30 How to brand your game? Jussi Loukiainen, West Coast Game Lab
19:00 Astalo presents Street Heat
21:00 O´Malleys traditional Pub Quiz

Helsinki Hub April gathering with NewCo Helsinki
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Helsinki Hub April gathering with NewCo Helsinki

Facebook event

19:00 Doors open, networking & drinks sponsored by NewCo Helsinki.

NewCo Helsinki supporting entrepreneurs since 1992.

Providing services for establishing entrepreneurs as well as companies seeking growth, both domestically and globally. Additionally we offer tailored events for different phase entrepreneurs – we organize more than 200 events per a year including trainings, thematic workshops, and community events.

As a part of City of Helsinki’s Economic Development Division, we are committed to further drive and contribute to supporting the local gaming industry.

In numbers:
NewCo Helsinki assists more than 4000 entrepreneurs every year. In 2016, 1030 established companies with a 14% of growth. 90% of the consulted businesses are alive after 2 years and 80% after 5 years.

IGDA Finland April Gathering with NewCo Helsinki

Time: 18.4.2017 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.

Apr
11
5:00 pm17:00

Tampere Seminar & Gathering

IGDA Finland Tampere Hub hosts another game development seminar on 11th of April! The theme of the seminar is going to be... Mobile Game Development!

The seminars will not be held in Tampere Startup Hub this time, but instead in TAMK Y-KAMPUS! Doors are opened 17:00.

After presentations there will be a gathering in JACK THE ROOSTER! Doors are opened at 19:00.

Presentations:
"Pro-tips for developers on finding and securing a publisher" Miikka Luotio (Tilting Point)
"Different ways to launch on mobile" Sampo Töyssy (10tons)
"How it's done - launching big with user generated content" Teppo Kauppinen (Traplight)

IGDA Satakunta April Gathering
Apr
5
5:00 pm17:00

IGDA Satakunta April Gathering

  • Music Bar & Terrace SOMA

Spring & Sunshine & Serious Games!

Rescuebusters is out!
Reflections on the game project now that it's out there, published in Play Store - Teemu Erämaa, Nopia

Introducing some game-related projects:
Serious Games Education (HYPE - hyötypelikoulutus) of SAMK, TTY and Sataedu
Digitalization for Events (Tapahtumien Digiloikka) of TTY

And as always, Demo Corner available!
Please bring your own games and projects to be seen and praized :-)
 

Kajaani Hub March Gathering
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Kajaani Hub March Gathering

  • Rock House Kulma

Saddening news. Because of some unforeseen consequences, we couldn't get people from Housemarque to visit us.

But fear not! The Kajaani Hub is always on its toes and we've come up with a solution! Kajaani being the Finlands "new mecca" of gamedev, we also have some eSports related things to present.

Touko Möttönen and Noel McAvennie from the Kajaani University of Appliced Sciences are working on a "eSports Summercamp" to promote eSports. There will also be an introduction about the Kajaanian eSports promoting community called Kavala.

We are looking forward to seeing You at Kulma!

Pelisuunnittelun perusteet: hahmot ja tarinat
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Pelisuunnittelun perusteet: hahmot ja tarinat

West Coast Game Labilla ja IGDA Vaasalla on kunnia saada Suomen paras ja ansioitunein kauhukirjailija Marko Hautala pitämään workshopia tarinoiden ja hahmojen luonnista pelien kehittäjille. 

Kirjailijan tapa lähestyä tarinoiden ja hahmojen kehittämistä tarjoaa uusia näkökulmia kaikille fiktiivisiä tarinoita kehittäville. Tarjolla on vuorovaikutteinen luento kahvilla höystettynä. 

Tapahtuma on maksuton ja avoin kaikille.

Virtual Reality - IGDA Finland Turku Hub March Gathering
Mar
21
5:00 pm17:00

Virtual Reality - IGDA Finland Turku Hub March Gathering

  • Saaristobaari

Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku hub March gathering with theme:

VIRTUAL REALITY

Special guests are:
Olli Sinerma (FIVR)
Anton Korhonen (Viversion)
Veli-Pekka Kokkonen (3rd Eye Studios)

Additionally ”Finnish Innovations” will give the presentation about crowdfunding opportunities for Finnish game companies.

Event will take place on Tuesday, 21st of March in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 12) from 17:00, see you there!

Helsinki Hub March gathering with EA Tracktwenty
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Helsinki Hub March gathering with EA Tracktwenty

  • Maxine

Facebook event

19:00 Doors open, networking & drinks sponsored by EA Tracktwenty

Tracktwenty is EA’s mobile development studio based in the heart of Helsinki. The studio’s first title, SimCity BuildIt, has more than 100 million downloads to date and received multiple awards like the Best of Apple 2015. As well as continuing to develop and support highly successful SimCity BuildIt, tracktwenty’s experienced team of programmers, artists, designers, marketers and analysts are also working on something new and exciting.

IGDA Finland March Gathering with EA Tracktwenty

Time: 14.3.2017 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.

WOMEN IN GAMES - IGDA Finland Turku Hub February Gathering
Feb
24
5:00 pm17:00

WOMEN IN GAMES - IGDA Finland Turku Hub February Gathering

  • Saaristobaari

We wish to invite you to IGDA Finland Turku Hub February gathering with topic “Women in Games”!

Very special ladies are joining our event and wish to open this topic in a panel discussion:

Karoliina Korppoo (Colossal Order, Tampere)

Sonja Ängeslevä (Unity, Helsinki)

Eevi Korhonen (Remedy, Helsinki)

Agnieszka Besz (RedLynx, Helsinki)

 

The event will take place on Friday, 24th of February from 17:00 in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14). The panel discussion will start at 18:00.

Bus ride from Helsinki:

https://goo.gl/forms/khnmgkboh5nmGJTJ2

Bus ride from Jyväskylä - Tampere:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lJo1yvVhjTzDA3t1ucVB1XD99zT-SotaoujZ-1b9RdWUpg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Kajaani Hub February gathering
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Kajaani Hub February gathering

  • Rock House Kulma

Welcome to the IGDA Finland Kajaani Hub February gathering!

Our quest for this evening is Nikolina Zidar, who just happens to be visiting Kajaani and decided to pop in and give a speech! Nikolina is CEO/Founder of FullXP, previously Production Lead at Next Games, Head of Production at Rovio Stars and more!

Our schedule is something like this:
~ 7pm we will let Nikolina have her speech
After the speech its free chilling and deepening your networks!

The Kajaani volunteers wish to see many of you at our gathering!

Helsinki Hub Seminars + February Gathering with PlayRaven
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Helsinki Hub Seminars + February Gathering with PlayRaven

  • Maxine

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with PlayRaven
19:00 Networking & drinks sponsored by PlayRaven

Come spend Valentine’s Day among friends at the IGDA February seminar and gathering, lovingly sponsored by PlayRaven!

Founded in 2013, PlayRaven is an independent boutique game development studio employing an international team of hand-picked industry veterans with years of experience from famous companies such as Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Digital Chocolate and more. PlayRaven combines a wealth of experience from both AAA console and mobile industries to deliver fresh experiences that never feel like a copy, clone or reskin. PlayRaven has released three games to date and is currently working on a reboot of their 2014 debut Spymaster, in addition to working on a top secret well-known game IP.

Seminar speakers:

Teemu Haila, VP, PlayRaven
Teemu Haila is VP and Co-Founder at PlayRaven. Teemu works closely with all games teams, pushing forwards PlayRaven's development practices and ensuring our promises of diehard innovation and new game experiences are met with products that deliver. Teemu previously worked as Product Lead on a number of projects at Wooga, including on the development of Diamond Dash, one of Wooga's most successful titles. Teemu is on the IGDA Finland Board of Directors and has been an IGDA volunteer for over 10 years.

Lasse Seppänen, CEO, PlayRaven
Lasse Seppänen is the CEO and Co-Founder of PlayRaven. Lasse has worked in several games development and executive roles since 1998, including his role at Remedy as COO and Executive Producer on XBOX 360 cult hit Alan Wake. Lasse's passion lies in creating new and fresh game experiences, which is a common thread that can be traced back throughout his whole career, and is the vision that drives PlayRaven forward to creating unique mobile F2P experiences. Lasse is an IGDA Finland Co-Founder, and years later still regularly attends the monthly gatherings.

Demo corner
The IGDA gathering demo corner is back in February! Sign up if you have a game you want to show to gathering visitors, this is also a great opportunity to get feedback from PlayRaven staff! Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/ik0VjKef8z3rGppk1

IGDA Finland Seminars + Gathering with PlayRaven

Time: 14.2.2017 at 17:00 (seminar starts 17:30)
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.

IGDA Satakunta February Gathering / FGJ Postmortem
Feb
2
5:00 pm17:00

IGDA Satakunta February Gathering / FGJ Postmortem

  • Opiskelijatalo Saikku

So we had two Game Jam sites and over 40 jammers in Satakunta on 20th to 22nd January making games for Global Game Jam / Finnish Game Jam. Nine games were made.

How awesome is that?!?

Now we want bring together all the jammers from FGJ Pori and FGJ Satakunta sites and all those poor people who couldn't attend the jamming: to show the games, to play the games and have a little retrospective/postmortem on how did the project go.

The gathering is organized in close cooperation with Pana ry.

From the links you can check the games:
http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/fgj-pori/games

http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/fgj-satakunta/games


Come ! Join! Play!

IGDA Finland Turku Hub - January Gathering with RETRO GAMES!
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub - January Gathering with RETRO GAMES!

  • Saaristobaari

New Year is here and time for new IGDA Finland Turku Hub gatherings to start rolling :D Book your calendars: Wednesday 25th of January, from 18:00 in Saaristobaari.

Our first gathering for 2017 will honor RETRO GAMES! Our special guests are Antti from Retromagia and Academic Nintendo Club Ry who will provide the authentic Nintendo gaming experience throughout the event.  

See you there!

Kajaani Hub January gathering
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Kajaani Hub January gathering

  • Rock House Kulma

We kick off the year 2017 with a bang!

Our long awaited quest Jussi Autio from REBORN will first give a short presentation at the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Later on in the evening will be our gathering at Rock House Kulma, where the cream of the Kajaani Scene will arrive to discuss and network. Jussi will also be presenting at the gathering.

We hope to see many of you at Kulma!

Jyväskylä Hub January gathering
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Jyväskylä Hub January gathering

  • Jyväskylä Yritystehdas

Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 24th Jan 2017, Jyväskylä

Preliminary gathering announcement

Guest Speakers (not announced yet)
- Tapio Honkonen Alternative Games

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!
- Game Jam #FGJ17 games, bring them here!

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

The Event is Free and open for all!

Gathering place Jyväskylän Yritystehdas

IGDA Finland Tampere Hub Gathering
Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

IGDA Finland Tampere Hub Gathering

Let's start the new year with community gathering of Tampere's game dev circle! January's Tampere Gathering is held in Jack the Rooster on the 17.1.2017.

We won't have one big sponsor for the event, but instead ask the studios in Tampere to join in with small 200€ sponsorship fee to provide drinks and snacks for the participants. Email tampere@igda.fi for participating as a sponsor.

DEMO CORNER is assembeled to the karaoke side of the bar and we encourage you to bring your unfinished builds to be tested and showcased. Be you a company or a student, all demos are welcome. Either email tampere@igda.fi or send a pm on facebook to participate to the demo corner with your game.

The year 2017 is bound to be interesting for Tampere's game dev field! Let's start it together on 17th in Jack the Rooster!

Helsinki Hub Seminars + January Gathering with Lightneer
Jan
10
5:00 pm17:00

Helsinki Hub Seminars + January Gathering with Lightneer

  • Maxine

Facebook event

Happy new year! We're starting off the new year on an educational note with Lightneer! 

Lightneer is a learning game studio dedicated to creating next generation learning games. We have learned through years of research that games are an amazing platform for learning. In fact, every great game is a learning experience.

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Lightneer
18:00 Doors close for the seminar
19:00 Doors open, networking & drinks sponsored by Lightneer

The event starts off with a seminar featuring two great speakers with topics on game learning:

Lauri Järvilehto, CEO, Lightneer
Lauri Järvilehto is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lightneer, setting out to bring high quality learning to everybody everywhere and scaling the inclusivity of Finnish education globally. Lauri is a learning enthusiast, serial entrepreneur and a Sherlock Holmes fan. He has a PhD in theoretical philosophy and is the founder of the Academy of Philosophy in Finland. He has also written several bestselling books on learning and thinking.

Towards The Future of Game Learning:
People play on average over two hours of mobile games every day. Could we take a chunk of those two hours and direct it to something that is as much fun – but where you also learn things, ranging from particle physics to biology, from history to new languages? Learning games need to be as much fun to play as the best games out there. Otherwise, players will choose another game to play. 

Learning games should not compete with traditional learning, but rather offer a missing piece in the puzzle: a way to bridge the gap between casual fun and deep learning. Key to this is stealth learning: learning that happens even when the player does not realize it’s happening. In our physics game Big Bang Legends, you collect quarks, build protons and create atoms, eventually creating the entire periodic table of elements. The game does not teach you anything – but while you play, you learn the fundamental hierarchy of particle physics!

Fun and engaging learning belongs to everybody, regardless of where they were born. We want to build a revolution in learning that will spark the love of learning in millions of people.

Santeri Koivisto, CEO, TeacherGaming, LLC
Santeri Koivisto started his career in edtech while playing Minecraft with his students in 2010. Very soon after that started the development of MinecraftEdu that lead to one of the only exits in games in education when MinecraftEdu was sold to Microsoft mid 2016. Currently working as the CEO of 5 More Minutes on the same field sorting out the obstacles educators have when it comes to using games in their work. 

Lessons learned from 15k+ schools and MinecraftEdu:
Some say that 'Game-Based learning market' is to grow past $10B in the next five years, but that doesn't remove the fact our educators are still working on three core challenges: content, quality and media literacy. Let's take a look back what we learned from the MinecraftEdu era and what are the 'keys' to unlock even a bigger impact on this field in the future. 

IGDA Finland January Gathering + Seminar with Lightneer

Time: 10.1.2017 at 17.30 (doors open at 17.00 and close at 18.00). Doors open for the gathering 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.

Dec
15
5:00 pm17:00

Satakunta Hub Jättekiva Lillajul

Ho-ho-ho!

IGDA Satakunta's December gathering is all about warm and fuzzy feelings and hanging out together and playing - board games!

So bring your favorite board game and your Christmas spirit to SEKK on Thursday evening and we'll have a jättekiva lillajul tillsammans!

dEMO cORNER also available!
 

Helsinki December Gathering with Reforged & Critical Force
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Helsinki December Gathering with Reforged & Critical Force

17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar, with Reforged Studios & Critical Force
19:00 Gathering, sponsored by Reforged Studios & Critical Force

Time to dust off your Santa hats and gear up for the IGDA Finland December seminar and gathering with Reforged Studios and Critical Force! The two startups are not only offering you seminars with veteran speakers and a few drinks, but have also started a strategic co-op on other fronts. They aim to assist each other in bringing mSports to a new level.

Kajaani based Critical Force, the 2016 Finnish Game Developer of the year, has soft launched free to play FPS title Critical Ops. The game has already been downloaded over 10 million times.

Helsinki and Los Angeles based Reforged Studios is a 20-person team of game industry veterans who have previously worked on titles such as League of Legends, StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Need for Speed, EVE Online and Walking Dead: No Man's Land. The first title is currently in development and will be launched in 2017.

The seminar will have three great speeches:

Andy Chambers, Creative Director at Reforged, has 26 years’ experience in the gaming industry. His impressive track record includes being Lead Designer on Warhammer 40K, Creative Director at Blizzard Entertainment and Lead Writer for Starcraft 2. Andy will talk about Unit Design Theory.

Tim Spaninks, Lead Game Designer at Critical Force and Juri Juskevits, Head of Community at Critical Force, will discuss, whether you can build a game specifically to become an e-sports hit, what an e-sports game is and share lessons they have learned.

Marko Kylmämaa, Reforged CTO & Co-Founder, first started programming games on Commodore-64. His industry experience has since then been forged in building games like League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Battlefield and now a new title in production at Reforged Studios. Marko will talk about Engineering e-Sports.

IGDA Finland December Gathering with Reforged & Critical Force
Time: 13.12.2016 at 17.30 (doors at 17.00). Gathering 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.

Vaasa Hub Xmas Party
Dec
8
6:00 pm18:00

Vaasa Hub Xmas Party

@ O´Malley´s (Hovioikeudenpuistikko 21).

Ho-ho-ho!

It´s time to wrap this year up with style. Welcome to enjoy beverages and have a good time with your local friendly game makers. We have some surprises in store for you (if you have been nice, that is) :).

This event is open for everyone, and it doesn´t cost a dime to get in. So get your elf hat from on the top of the self, and get a über-sleigh to O´Malley´s.