Turku Hub - September gathering with TALENTED
Sep
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

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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Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Sep
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

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

#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017

XmasJKL - The Finnish Game Industry Pre-Xmas Seminar

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

#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.


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

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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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jul
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Women in Games / IGDA Satakunta Gathering & Party

Women play many important roles in the games industry, both in Finland and internationally.

Join us in Pori on 12 July, from 15:00-20:00 in Kultturikulma where we will have several women from different Finnish game companies give speeches on their experiences,
expertise, and roles, as well as they challenges they face.

After the speeches, there will be a DJ set from Dj Satai,
and a chance for people to network and socialize.

This event is not for women only but for anyone curious about the game industry and women's role within it!
It is open for everyone over 16.

We will offer beverages and snacks.

Speakers:

Karoliina Korppoo
Game Designer
Colossal Order Ltd.

Annakaisa Kultima
Game Researcher, University of Tampere
President, Finnish Game Jam

Felicia Prehn
Production manager, Nopia Oy

Natasha Bulatovic Trygg
Concept & Environment Artist / COO, Snowfall
Lead, IGDA Turku

Sonja Ängeslevä
Product Director, Unity Technologies
Chairman, Neogames


Doors at 14:45
Speeches 16:00-17:30
Music and networking 17:30-20:00
This event is K-16.

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Jul
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Gameskiviikko - IGDA Kuopio Hub monthly gathering

Every month, first Wednesday Kuopio IGDA hub has a monthly gathering for networking. Start meeting Kuopio area developers and enthusiasts. There is game quiz, local game news and lot of great people. Gathering has been set to start at 5 pm and locate in Malja, Kuopio, but all changes are possible.


Follow Kuopio IGDA hub’s social media for exact info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/igdafinlandkuopio/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pelintakojat

 

 

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Wargaming Party 2017
Jun
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wargaming Party 2017

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.

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

OPENING PARTY - 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

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

IGDA Finland Kuopio Hub Gathering 26th May

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. 

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

Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with Armada Interactive & AppsFlyer

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.

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

Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop

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.

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

Jyväskylä Hub April gathering

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
 

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

Let's Play! - Turku Hub April Gathering

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!

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

IGDA Vaasa April Meeting

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

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

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.

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Apr
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

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)

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

IGDA Satakunta April Gathering

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 :-)
 

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

Kajaani Hub March Gathering

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!

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

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.

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

Virtual Reality - IGDA Finland Turku Hub March Gathering

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!

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

Helsinki Hub March gathering with EA Tracktwenty

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.

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