Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

DevsTalk Esports

Facebook event

Second coming of DevsTalk!
DevsTalk is now BIGGER, BETTER
and now with LIVE AUDIENCE! And still FREE!

Welcome to the latest event of the new DevsTalk series - a free gaming industry oriented talk show hosted by Devs in collaboration with IGDA Finland. This series of monthly events is produced in front of a live audience in Helsinki, with every show featuring a different theme and new guests each month. The shows are streamed online to our platform at Devs.tv, but limited amount of tickets is available for the live events free of charge as well.

The topic of our next event on April 18th will focus on Esports. Electronic sports have been a hot potato for a long time and the scene is only growing. But where did it all begin? What should you do in order to get into esports? Why do some games succeed while others don't?

We have 3 awesome guests, who all have, a bit different but really comprehensive experience from the esport field. Speakers will be published over the next week so stay tuned!

RSVP your spot in the audience or join us online at Devs.tv!

Panelists this time are:
Antti Hätinen - Founder and President, PHZ Full Stack. Team PHZ
Joona “natu” Leppänen - Founder and Marketing Director, ENCE
Janus Pitkänen - Programme Coordinator, Esports Business. KAMK University

Doors open at 17:00 EET
Show and live starts at 18:00 EET


Please note that we have two kind of tickets on sale with limited availability. The cloakroom service is offered free of charge.

The event will be also filmed and will have a photographer on spot. Attending the event you agree that you might be shown in these pictures.

Produced in collaboration with IGDA Finland

https://www.igda.fi
https://www.devs.tv

NOTE:
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IGDA Finland Turku Hub gathering with BugByte
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub gathering with BugByte

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub April Gathering with BugByte team!

Bugbyte has just finalized incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for their game Space Haven! Now you have great opportunity to hear all about their work behind it as well as game development stories ;)

That is not all! We will also have the game available to play before anyone else!

See you all on Wednesday 24th of April from 17:00 at Saaristobaari!

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IGDA Finland Turku Hub Gathering with Bit1
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub Gathering with Bit1

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub gathering with Bit1 student game competition.

PreBit Turku is a preliminary competition where the judges will select top three games to represent Turku in the main event of Bit1.
Bit1 finals will be on May 2019 in Tampere where the best student game of the year will be selected.

The competing teams:
Vainary
EvilMatch
LoveBoys
MTOEM
Philip Lindberg

The Judges:
Janne Kodisoja (Rival Games)
Jukka Laakso (Rival Games)
Marcus Alanen (Tribe Flame)

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Helsinki Hub April Seminar + Gathering with Game Makers of Finland
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub April Seminar + Gathering with Game Makers of Finland

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Facebook event

Schedule:

17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Game Makers of Finland
19:00 Gathering sponsored by Game Makers of Finland

Game Makers of Finland

Game Makers of Finland is the world´s first union for the people who work in the game industry. Our mission is to help create, develop and implement the best practices in the game industry together with all of you. We are now one year old, so welcome to celebrate our birthday! http://peliala.fi/en/

Seminar

What is the situation of the Finnish Game Industry? What are the salaries? Do people crunch? Let’s talk about hot topics and lift the cat on the table. Top speakers and top hosts!

Seminar panelists:

Mariina Hallikainen, CEO, Colossal Order

Koopee Hiltunen, Director, Neogames

Joonas Häll, Teacher, Game Design, Metropolia

Jenny Tirkkonen, 3D Artist, Sulake

Panel hosted by Milla Pennanen, Coordinator, Game Makers of Finland

and Sami Vuolanne, Vice President, Game Makers of Finland

CV clinic + photoshoots

A career coach is here to help you! If you are between jobs, looking for one or want to check your CV just in case, our coach is there to help you between 17-20. You can also have a photo for your CV, LinkedIn, etc. taken by a professional photographer

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub April Seminar + Gathering with Game Makers of Finland
Time: Tuesday 9.4.2019 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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Kotka Hub April Gathering
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub April Gathering

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Kotka Hub is having its April gathering on the 4th of April from 6 PM onwards at Pub Albert!

See you there!

After-party is hosted by Kuura Playhouse at their sauna place! We will have the after-party together with KoIO ry!
Recommended that you bring your own drinks, towel and maybe swim wear for the After-party!

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IGDA Satakunta April Gathering with Kuura
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta April Gathering with Kuura

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Kuura Playhouse is couple years old game company from Kotka, Finland. What does it actually do? That’s what Kuura’s CEO/Founder Marko Haaja comes to tell. Does he even know it himself?

We'll open at 17:00 and start the talks around 17:30.
Coffee, tea and snacks available.
Warm welcome to IGDA Satakunta April Gathering!

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Helsinki Hub March Seminar + Gathering with Ubisoft RedLynx
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub March Seminar + Gathering with Ubisoft RedLynx

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Facebook event

Schedule:

17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Ubisoft RedLynx
19:00 Gathering sponsored by Ubisoft RedLynx

Ubisoft RedLynx

Ubisoft RedLynx is a multiplatform game development studio located in Helsinki. Along with the hugely popular Trials series, we have developed and published more than 100 games and we are a passionate team of over 140 people of 24 different nationalities. As one of the biggest and oldest game studios in Finland, we focus on surprising people with the unexpected and creating impactful game experiences that stand the test of time.

Since 2011 RedLynx has been part of Ubisoft, one of the biggest independent video game publishers in the world with over 15,000 team members, who work hand-in-hand to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences. At RedLynx we cherish the spirit of innovation, create innovative technology and we are proud to have the support and trust from Ubisoft to push for new practices and solutions useful to other studios worldwide. https://redlynx.com/

Seminar

Julius Fondem, Associate Producer
Building Trials Rising Together With The Community

With Trials Rising the development teams at Ubisoft RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev worked closely with the community to make the best Trials game to date. This talk will focus on how the development team worked together with the community, what practices were used and how it all came together.

Julius is a colorful and smile infused game producer who is currently working on Trials Rising at Ubisoft RedLynx. He’s worked on games ranging from small to big, from mobile F2P to console AAA, and during his time at Ubisoft he’s previously worked on Steep and Trials of the Blood Dragon. If you ever need to spot Julius in a crowd, look for the big hair and colorful socks.

Roland Kindermann, Technical Director
Bringing South Park to the small screen

In this presentation, Roland will share some of the decisions made bringing South Park to the small screen in South Park Phone Destroyer. Topics include the process of replicating the world of South Park while also supporting the gameplay, the tech used to build the game, and the processes necessary to support the live TV show.

Originally having started as a console Graphics Programmer in the industry, Roland is the Technical Director, Mobile at RedLynx, and has worked on games such as Trials Frontier and South Park Phone Destroyer. Far from his German home, he enjoys long summer days and the Finnish sauna culture. He plays a SciFi/Adventure deck.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub March Seminar + Gathering with Ubisoft RedLynx
Time: Tuesday 12.3.2019 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 Finland Turku Hub March Gathering with
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub March Gathering with

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub March gathering withFinland Unity User Group! We are happy to host Unity meetup and discuss tech-challenges with incredible speakers:

Ari Þór Arnbjörnsson (Housemarque) - Unity UI Optimizations
Bastian Blokland (Armada Interactive) - Data Driven Game Logic
Roland Kindermann (Redlynx) - Making South Park: Phone Destroyer

The event will take place 5th of March from 17:00 at The HIVE - Turku Game Hub (address: Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 / Pharmacity, 3rd floor).

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Helsinki Hub x Finnish Game Jam Post Play Party
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub x Finnish Game Jam Post Play Party

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Facebook event

Join the IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub and Finnish Game Jam for a night of games created at Finnish Game Jam 2019, and a seminar on the theme of game jamming!

Please note: This is not a sponsored event, the cloakroom at Maxine will charge 2,50€ from each visitor.

Schedule

19:00 Doors open, demo corner open
19:30 Seminar

About Finnish Game Jam

Finnish Game Jam is a non-profit organization supporting game jamming hobby and activities in Finland. http://www.finnishgamejam.com/

Seminar

These awesome folks will start sharing game jam experiences at 19:30:

Annakaisa Kultima, President of FGJ: Crazy Stunts and Awesome Numbers

Minna Eloranta: A GGJ Experience in Israel

Samuli Jääskeläinen: Jamming in China

Elie Abraham: You Never Heard a Jam Story Like This

Demo corner

If you created a game at GGJ/FGJ 2019 and want to demo it, sign up for the demo corner here. The demo corner is strictly for games created at GGJ/FGJ 2019: https://goo.gl/forms/6FOqmCuPHCrgzn4r2

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub x Finnish Game Jam Post Play Party
Time: Tuesday 12.2.2019 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. This is not a sponsored event, the cloakroom at Maxine will charge 2,50€ from each visitor.

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Kotka Hub February Gathering
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub February Gathering

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Winter has come! Snow exists!
Welcome to the Kotka Hubs February Gathering at the Pub Albert on the 7th of February from 6PM onwards!

We are planning to have a demo-corner type of thingy where people can showcase their jam games made during the Global Game Jam 2019!

Showcase starts at 6:30 PM and at 8:30 PM we start to head to the after-party place - so people who need to visit the store for drinks can do so before the stores close up.

After-party will be held at the Kuura Sauna space. Please note if you are coming to the After-party to prepare yourself with towel and maybe your own drinks if you are drinking.

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Jyväskylä Hub January Gathering
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub January Gathering

Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 29th January 2019. Gathering place @ Bar Katse 6 pm - 9 pm.

Speakers:
- Tape Babes marketing material showcase!
- Game Jam Games!

More speaker info coming soon!

The Event is Free and open for all! Also "Open mic" & #DemoCornerJKL available.

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

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Helsinki Hub January seminar + gathering with Epic Games
Jan
29
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub January seminar + gathering with Epic Games

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Facebook event

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub January Seminar + Gathering with Epic Games

Schedule
17:00–19:00
Seminar with Tim Sweeney at Aalto University School of Business (Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki) Ticket needed

19:00–24:00 Gathering at Maxine (Urho Kekkosen katu 1, 00100 Helsinki) (No ticket needed)

The seminar will take place at Aalto University School of Business (Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki). Please note you need to register for the seminar on Eventbrite as seating is limited (you do not need to register for the gathering in Maxine at 19:00).

Seminar

Tim Sweeney
Founder and CEO, Epic Games

In this seminar, Tim Sweeney meets with the Finnish gaming community to discuss Unreal and the future of game engines, the Epic Games Store and Epic Services. The session will conclude with and open Q&A session

Tim Sweeney is the founder and CEO of Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Engine technology as well as games such as Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, and Fortnite. Sweeney started Epic in 1991 with the release of its first shareware game, and then wrote much of the first-generation Unreal Engine. He has led the company through the eras of PC, console, mobile, and online gaming.

About Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.


About Unreal Engine

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality TV broadcast and animated entertainment. Follow @UnrealEngine and download Unreal for free at unrealengine.com.


About Fortnite

The Fortnite Battle Royale takes the gameplay of battle royale games and adds action-building elements unique to Fortnite. Enter a 100-player PvP world where you’ll locate weapons and supplies, destroy enemy cover, drop traps, and build your way to victory.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub January seminar + gathering with Epic Games
Time: Tuesday 29.1.2019 at 17:00
Seminar (17:00): Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki
Gathering (19:00):
 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 Finland Turku Hub January gathering
Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub January gathering

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub January gathering with MiTale!

MiTale is game development company from Turku established in late 2016 by group of local developers passionate about interactive storytelling and serious games! They are new addition to the growing gaming industry in South-West Finland and they wish to share their story with you at our upcoming gathering.

When and where?
15th of January 2019 from 17:00 in Saaristobaari!

www.mitale.fi

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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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