Pop-Up Lab: Pori Transmedia Fusion
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Lab: Pori Transmedia Fusion

POP-UP LAB proudly presents: Pori Transmedia Fusion!

POP-UP LAB is an experimental creative space in Pori City Centre from 25th to 28th of April 2018 (popuplab.fi).

In Thursday night's event Pori Transmedia Fusion we'll hear what Pori's media scene has to offer for the world! There are so many talented people here and good energy - will there be a revolution for ecological system of the media?

Key Note:
Transmedia of Everyday - Working as a Programmer in an International Game Company
Sami Karilainen, Senior Game Programmer, Seriously

Panel Discussion:
Pori Transmedia Fusion

Mika Rättö, Movie Director, Author, Musician, Artist - Moderni Kanuuna ry, CIRCLE (mm.)

Juuso Kemi, Creative Director - Staart Oy, Musician

Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo, Production Consultant - Audiovisuaalisen kulttuurin edistämiskeskus AVEK, Cultural Producer - Kallo Works Oy

Teemu Erämaa, CEO and  Creative Director, Nopia Oy

As a moderator:
Niilo Rinne, planner - Pori City Culture, Media Artist

 

The talks in the event will be held mainly in Finnish.
Free entrance. Coffee and Snacks available.
Welcome!

Pori Transmedia Fusion is organized in cooperation with Prizztech, Pori City Culture and IGDA Satakunta.

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IGDA Vaasa April Gathering
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa April Gathering

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IGDA Vaasa Gatherings are back! Come show everyone your demo or just come and meet some new people!

Astalo Games will be testing their game Street Heat at the event, so bring your best feedback!

This event is open for everyone interested in game industry. Free entrance. Please note that the gathering starts at 18:00.

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Jyväskylä Hub March Gathering
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub March Gathering

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 18th April 2018 Jyväskylä

Spekears + 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/144229299598593/

Gathering place Bar Katse

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Helsinki Hub April seminar + gathering with AppsFlyer & Futureplay
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub April seminar + gathering with AppsFlyer & Futureplay

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with AppsFlyer & Futureplay
19:00 Gathering sponsored by AppsFlyer & Futureplay

AppsFlyer

AppsFlyer’s technology is found on 98 percent of the world’s smartphones, making it the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics. AppsFlyer’s platform processes billions of mobile actions every day, empowering app marketers and developers to maximize their marketing ROI. With Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap Inc., Tencent and 3,000+ other integrated partners, and clients including HBO, Playtika, Waze, Alibaba, Skyscanner, Activision and 12,000+ leading brands worldwide, AppsFlyer has 13 global offices to support marketers everywhere as the go-to resource for the most successful mobile apps in the world. To learn more, visit www.appsflyer.com.

Futureplay Games

At Futureplay, we’re a bunch of free-spirited, accomplished game development pros who believe in playfulness and fast shipping. That means no rigid processes, no endless iterations and no burnout epidemics. We keep our eye on shipping and ship we will. But don’t take our word for it, check out our track record. We started in April 2015, and we have already successfully launched four games worldwide with two new games in soft launch. Six games in less than three years – could be better. www.futureplaygames.com

Seminar

The State of Gaming App Marketing: Data Benchmarks

Patrik Lehti, Senior Sales Manager, Nordics, AppsFlyer
Mobile games continue to be the driving force of the app economy. Despite the sheer number of gaming apps, the category shows no signs of slowing down. To empower gaming app marketers make a mark in this high growth but also fiercely competitive industry, the session will offer global, regional and platform-specific insights from over 1,300 gaming apps. Cross-funnel benchmarks will cover marketing assists, installs, engagement, LTV, ROAS, and more! 

About the speaker
Patrik joined AppsFlyer last year to to accelerate its growth across the Nordic region. The past 5 years Patrik has worked in the app marketing field, helping app and game publishers grow their user base by providing invaluable insights and gaming market data.

Creating a new category of multiplayer games by launching as early as possible

Jami Laes, CEO & Co-Founder, Futureplay Games
We are shifting in a new gear this year at Futureplay Games and focusing on creating a new category of casual but competitive multiplayer games, blending the world of .io games and MOBAs and battle royale games into Multiplayer Online Casual Competitive Arena games -  MOCCA as we call them. And we do this openly by launching super early. We will explain how and why we do it.

About the speaker
Jami Laes has been working in mobile games since 2000 and overseeing well over 200 launches on numerous platforms and business models. Over the years he has built and managed studios globally at small and large companies such as Sumea, Digital Chocolate, Playfish, EA and Rovio. In 2015 he finally co-founded Futureplay Games and they have seen rapid success with their first four View-to-Play games and two new soft launches.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub April seminar + gathering with AppsFlyer & Futureplay
Time: Tuesday 10.4.2018 at 17:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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Jyväskylä Hub March Gathering
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub March Gathering

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 27th March 2018 Jyväskylä

Spekears + 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/582469318761845/

Gathering place Bar Katse

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Kotka Hub March Gathering
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub March Gathering

Kotka is having a gathering on the 15th of Thursday!

Join us at the Pub Albert for some drinks!


AFTER-PARTY BY Kuura Playhouse!
Kuura is sponsoring the venue for the after-party of the March Gathering. Ask more details during the event from any of the organizers or one of the Kuura employees!

Some car rides for the after-party probably - make sure you get your ride there and maybe back! (You can always share a taxi)

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Helsinki Hub March GDPR seminar + gathering
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub March GDPR seminar + gathering

Facebook event

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a sponsored event, the cloakroom will charge 2.50€ per visitor. Using the cloakroom is not optional.

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 GDPR seminar
19:00 Gathering & demo corner

Seminar topics

Jari-Pekka Kaleva
GDPR - Keep calm and don’t panic

Petri Hyökyranta
GDPR & game teams - Rovio’s approach

Kaisa Salakka
Unity Monetization - key changes with the GDPR

Speaker bios

Jari-Pekka Kaleva
As the COO of European Games Developer Federation (EGDF), Jari-Pekka closely follows European politics from the perspective of the European games industry. He is also the senior policy analyst at Neogames, the hub for the Finnish games industry, striving to accelerate, coordinate and support the development of the Finnish game cluster.

Petri Hyökyranta
Petri leads Rovio’s Technology Unit, which has the sole purpose of serving game teams enabling them to focus on game development. The unit provides services such as analytics, cross-promo and ads, build tools, etc. Recently he and the team have been busy interpreting how to best implement the GDPR requirements into games.

Kaisa Salakka
Kaisa works as Product Director at Unity heading a product management and design team and being responsible for the product strategy, roadmap, feature planning and delivery for one of the fastest growing monetisation platforms in the world. Her areas of expertise include machine learning, ad tech and games analytics.

Demo Corner
Some teams that participated in Global Game Jam/Finnish Game Jam this year will be demoing their games.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub March GDPR seminar + gathering
Time: Tuesday 13.3.2018 at 17:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

Please note that you need to be at least 18 years old to attend. As this is not a sponsored event, the cloakroom will charge 2.50€ per visitor. Using the cloakroom is not optional.

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Satakunta March Gathering
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Satakunta March Gathering

Please note the different-than-usual time & place!

Our visitor for the day is Reijo Koivula, who will enlighten us about support services for companies provided by ELY.

Please fill the survey on this event page so we'll know which kind of support is the most interesting for the audience!

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Before our IGDA event is HYPE project's serious game workshop at SAMK at 13-16.
Mikko Markkanaen from Crazy Town will work as a sparring partner there.
Registration for HYPE workshop: krista.toivonen@sataedu.fi
on Fri 2.3. the latest.

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Turku Hub - February Gathering with NAPCON Games, Neste - Serious Games
Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Turku Hub - February Gathering with NAPCON Games, Neste - Serious Games

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub February gathering sponsored by NAPCON Games!

NAPCON Games is developed by Neste Engineering Solutions, which is an experienced pioneer in engineering and technologies for a variety of heavy industries.

Who said serious games are not fun - they have HOFF :D

www.napconsuite.com

Join us on 27th of February from 17:00 at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14) and learn all about how they make heavy industries into smooth operators ;)

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Helsinki Hub February seminar + gathering with BRAVOCOMPANY
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Helsinki Hub February seminar + gathering with BRAVOCOMPANY

Facebook event

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub February seminar + gathering with BRAVOCOMPANY

Schedule:
17:30 Doors open
18:00 Seminar with BRAVOCOMPANY
19:00 Gathering + drinks sponsored by BRAVOCOMPANY

Florian Stronk

Florian Stronk has been in the mobile games industry since the J2ME days, building and leading the mobile development and marketing teams at KONAMI that released games based on iconic IPs such as Castlevania, Silent Hill, Pro Evolution Soccer and Metal Gear.

He is co-founder and CEO of London based BRAVOCOMPANY, creators of "coffeebreak eSports" - competitive real time team multiplayer games that can be played in 4 minute sessions.

The company's  first game, Forces of Freedom (think “World of Tanks” crossed with “SOCOM”), has already attracted more than 10 million organic players  in Google Play´s Early Access. 

We recently secured our Series A investment from leading investors in companies such as Facebook, Dropbox, Supercell and KING - the largest in our industry in recent years.

BRAVOCOMPANY

We are genuinely nice people who love to create high tech powered entertainment, a healthy mix of fresh talent and experienced games & tech industry veterans that share the same level of passion and ambition.

We share success and failures. We constantly look out for new learning opportunities. Areas where we find ourselves to be weak in get openly addressed and fixed.

We have an outstanding core team in place and are now carefully growing while maintaining the spirit of a start-up that has neither room for lone wolfs nor politics or unnecessary hierarchy. Leadership at BRAVOCO gets assumed based on skills and competence not on titles.

Based on breathtaking organic traction and reassuring metrics, we are fully focused on evolving Forces of Freedom into a genre defining entertainment product to be enjoyed for the years to come.

As a freshly funded Series A company we are able to provide growth opportunities in a bureaucracy-free environment to both talented and experienced individuals as well as competitive salaries and attractive equity components.

http://bravocompany.io/
https://www.facebook.com/BravoCompanyLtd/

Forces of Freedom in Early access - the good the bad the ugly!

BRAVOCOMPANY’s tactical team combat game Forces of Freedom is one of the most downloaded games that was released through the Google Play Early Access collection.

In this seminar, I am going to openly share want went well and what didn't and will hopefully provide valuable insights to developers across all levels of experience.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub February seminar + gathering with BRAVOCOMPANY
Time: Tuesday 20.2.2018 at 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.

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Jyväskylä Hub February Gathering
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub February Gathering

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 13th Feb2018Jyväskylä

Spekears + 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/340584329755496/

Gathering place Bar Katse

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa February gathering

February gathering is upon us! The theme for February gathering is game jams. 

And as usual, we have demo corner available. If you want to demo your game, reserve a spot by emailing jussi.loukiainen-ät-vamk.fi

This event is open for everyone interested in game industry. Free entrance. 

PS. Remember to bring your IGDA membership card for discounts in selected tap products.

Welcome!

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Feb
8
5:00 PM17:00

Satakunta Hub February Gathering / FGJX Showcase

IGDA Satakunta February Gathering showcases all the awesome jam-games made in Global Game Jam / Finnish Game Jam in Satakunta, Villilä on 26th to 28th of January 2017.

We'll have couple of local entrepreneurs to comment on the games and also a visitor from Kotka, Finland :-)

Stay tooned - more accurate info coming up on the fb event page soon!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1171709962959329

FGJ Satakunta Games 2018:
https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/fgj-satakunta/games

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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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