Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Satakunta Hub - November Gathering

IGDA Finland Satakunta Hub November Gathering /

Board Games and Game Demos

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

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

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


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

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

Turku Hub November gathering with Rival Games

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

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

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

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

#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers:

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

Preliminary schedule

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

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


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

 

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

Helsinki Hub November gathering with Applause

Applause

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

November Demo Corner

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

IGDA Helsinki November gathering with Applause

Time: Tuesday 14.11.2017 at 19:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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Jyväskylä Hub gathering October 31st, 2017
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub gathering October 31st, 2017

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

Preliminary information, speakers etc coming later!

Guest Speakers:
- Nice ICT Jyväskylä

And also "Open mic" is available too!

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

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

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

Gathering place Bar Katse

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

IGDA Vaasa October gathering

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

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

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

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

Welcome!

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

Turku Hub - October gathering with Grail Group

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

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

https://goo.gl/forms/bEgEPQVyZfS142Hr1

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

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

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

Helsinki Hub October gathering with Seriously

Facebook event

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

Seriously Digital Entertainment

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

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

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

IGDA Finland October Gathering with Seriously Digital Entertainment

Time: Tuesday 17.10.2017 at 19:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

Facebook event

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

Veikkaus Game Studio

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

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

Seminar

Kirsi Lagus, Vice President, Games and Slot Machines

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

Caviar Game Team

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

Kimmo Koskinen, Research Manager

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

IGDA Finland September Seminar + Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

Time: 26.9.2017 at 17:00
Place: Maxine, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor, 00100 Helsinki

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

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

Turku Hub - September gathering with TALENTED

Welcome to September gathering sponsored by Talented from Helsinki!

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

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

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Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

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

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

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Tampere Hub Seminar in Tracon 2017

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

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

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

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

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

IGDA Finland Summer Party with Supercell

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

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

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

http://supr.cl/Supercell-IGDA

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

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

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Jul
12
3:00 PM15:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
3:30 PM15:30

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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