#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018
Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 14th of Nov 2018

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#XmasJKL - The Game Industry Business Seminar 2018

#XmasJKL – The Game Industry and Business Seminar is the annual game business seminar in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. And it is already 4th time already!

Seminar speakers, networking and business in an open, relaxed event.

Learn, share, co-operate!

Organized by Expa Game Business Co-Operative
- Let’s make awesome game business!

Top lineup of spekeakers again with various topics from industry experts like Global Business, Game Development, Human Resources, Adaptive Music Design, Taking over the world with YouTube etc:

Opening words:
The opening words by Suvi Vuojolainen, Business and Marketing Manager, Business Jyväskylä, City of Jyväskylä

Lineup:
- Mika Rahko, Co-Founder, Futureplay
- Lauri Vuohensilta, Hydraulic Press Channel
- Adam Sporka, Adaptive Music Designer, Kingdom Come Deliverance
- Mirella Keto, Head of Organizational Development, Ubisoft RedLynx
- Jussi Immonen, COO, Nitro Games
- Timo Soininen, CEO, Small Giant Games

The event is K18

Check tickest and more event info at the website:
www.xmasjkl.com

Join to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321368438598749/

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IGDA Vaasa November Gathering
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa November Gathering

This time in our gathering we will discuss about marketing of games, particularly advertising through the use of the Reddit platform. There will be time for socializing and networking after the main event, which is also followed by O’Malleys “Game Night” where we will play board-, card- and digital games.

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Roister Game Jam Vol. 3: Pikkujoulujamit
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Roister Game Jam Vol. 3: Pikkujoulujamit

(In English below)

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Roister Game Jam eli Rovaniemen omat jamit järjestetään jo kolmatta kertaa! Jamit ovat tapahtuma, joissa tehdään porukassa tai yksin peli suunnitelmasta pelattavaan versioon kahden päivän aikana. Et tarvitse yhtään kokemusta pelinkehityksestä osallistuaksesi – tarkoitus on hullutella ja oppia uutta toisilta jammaajilta! Jameilla epäonnistuminenkaan ei haittaa eikä siellä kisata toisia vastaan. Olemme varanneet myös saunatilat jammaajien käyttöön viikonlopun ajaksi.

Paikka: Lapin AMK, Jokiväylä 11

Aikataulu:
16.11. Perjantai
16:00 Ilmoittautuminen
17:00 Alkusanat ja teeman julkistus
17:30 Tiimien muodostus
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Pelinkehitystä ja saunomista
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18.11. Sunnuntai
17:00 Pelien esittely
18:00 Siivous

Tapahtuma on kielletty alle 18-vuotiailta. Ilmoittautuminen 14.11. mennessä osoitteessa:
https://goo.gl/forms/NDC99ba6A0EwRoM32

Tulkaa viettämään unohtumaton viikonloppu devaajien kanssa!

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The very own jam of Rovaniemi, Roister Game Jam is arranged for the second time! Jams are events where games are made in teams or alone from plan to a playable version in just two days. You don’t need any experience in game developing to attend – the idea is to go crazy and learn from other jammers! Failure is also okay and there’s no competition between the jammers. We have also reserved a sauna for the jammers for the weekend.

Location: UAS Lapland, Jokiväylä 11

Schedule:
16.11. Friday
4:00 PM Check in
5:00 PM Keynote and Theme Announcement
5:30 PM Team Forming
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Game Development and Visiting Sauna
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18.11. Sunday
5:00 PM Game Presentations
6:00 PM Clean-up

Please contact if you want to attend as a minor. Registration is open until 14.11. in the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/JbIWFb7Ub1BRLwmh1

Come and spend an unforgettable weekend with the developers!

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Porin pelipäivä 2018
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Porin pelipäivä 2018

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Porin Pelipäivä (Pori Game Day) provides lots of different games and game-related info to young people and adults (children under 13 with their parents).

IGDA Satakunta and HYPE project has a joint booth in the event: Let’s make a game! Non-stop workshops for game development (16-20).

16-20: Games!

20-22.30 Movie Night! Ready Player One movie. Popcorns and drinks on the house!

More info (in Finnish) in Facebook event!

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Levelappi-seminaari & Rovaniemi Hub Monthly Gathering
Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Levelappi-seminaari & Rovaniemi Hub Monthly Gathering

Tervetuloa ArcticShell-hankkeen päätösseminaariin ja IGDA-iltaan!

Juhlimme yksityistilaisuudessa Rockravintola Grandessa ArcticShell-hankkeen päättymistä. Tilaisuudessa muun muassa asiantuntijapuheenvuoroja, tarjoiluja, viihdettä ja verkostoitumista. Osallistujia mahtuu mukaan rajallinen määrä ilmoittautumisjärjestyksen mukaan. Ilmoittaudu siis heti täällä: https://goo.gl/forms/WX1SKqd53u6r66Sm2
Ilmoittautuminen on sitova.

ArcticShell-hanke on tarjonnut rovaniemeläisille kaikkea, mitä pelinkehityksestä kiinnostuneet ovat toivoneet: pelialan seminaareja, Kesäpeliopinnot, workshopeja, jameja, NGS-, Slush- ja Gamexpo-reissuja, sekä äärettömän määrän loistavia tilaisuuksia kohdata muita pelinkehittäjiä konkareista noviiseihin. Voit tulla Levelappi-seminaariin antamaan palautetta koko toiminnasta vuosien 2015-2018 ajalta.

Ohjelma:
13-17 Asiantuntijapuheenvuorot
17-19 Mentorikeskustelut
19- IGDA-ilta

Ohjelmaa täydennetään ja puhujat julkaistaan myöhemmin. Yksityistilaisuus kestää klo 20 asti, jonka jälkeen IGDA-ilta jatkuu kaikille avoimena.

Tapahtuman virallisen osuuden jälkeen tiedossa viihdettä ja perinteinen IGDA-ilta. Tule pohtimaan kanssamme, miten voimme igdalaisina täyttää sen tyhjiön, jonka ArcticShell-hanke jättää Lapin peliskeneen.

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IGDA Satakunta November Gathering / VR in Games with PlaySys
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta November Gathering / VR in Games with PlaySys

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IGDA Satakunta and Serious Games Education Project HYPE are proud to present:

"VR in Games" with the wizard of 3D, Unity and Virtual Reality,
Luca Deriu for PlaySys, Milan, Italy!

Check out more about PlaySys and VR:
https://www.play-sys.com/virtual-reality/

More detailed info on the event facebook page!

♥ Warm welcome! ♥

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IGDA Vaasa October gathering
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa October gathering

Trick or treat?


Halloween is here so come and join us (if you dare) to listen about the storytelling in games and how to tell a story through the power music. There will also be time for socializing and networking after the main event.

Expertise and experience on storytelling is shared by:
- Juhana Lehtiniemi, Platonic Partnership 

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Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Future

IGDA Future is a pilot project that is the first of its kind in the world. The inaugural event will take place on October 25th at the Tikkurila Library at 17:00.

For more information read: https://www.igda.fi/blog/2018/announcing-igda-future

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Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games

Facebook event

Schedule:
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Next Games
19:00 Gathering sponsored by Next Games

Next Games

Next Games is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, redefining the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging service-based mobile games. We share a profound love for games, a burning desire and an ambitious strategy to develop lasting global mobile entertainment.

In addition to the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, Next Games launched The Walking Dead: Our World on 12 July, which utilizes cutting edge AR technology and is powered by Google Maps. Currently Next Games is working on three new games based on popular entertainment franchises including a mobile game for the popular Blade Runner franchise and an unannounced project with NBCUniversal.

https://www.nextgames.com/

Seminar

In Search for Location-based Mechanics - The Walking Dead: Our World design retrospective

17.30-18.00, Sulka Haro

Sulka Haro is a veteran game designer and the Lead Designer of The Walking Dead: Our World. His 18-year experience in the games industry includes producing The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, leading design at Habbo Hotel as well as founding MakieLab, a 3D printed toys and games startup.

Earth, My Game Level - How the planet-wide gameplay in The Walking Dead: Our World came to be

18:00-18.30, Matias Ärje

Matias has been developing commercial software since the age of 10, including tens of games and in various roles. He got completely absorbed in the gaming industry 4 years ago. As Director of Technology at Next Games he has been deeply involved with the efforts required to create probably the biggest non-generative game environment in existence.

How We Gather, Use and Lose Data - On data architecture, selected results, and data retention

18:30–19:00, Jörkki Hyvönen & Vesa Palonen

As the Head of Analytics, Jörkki has been responsible of building both the company data platform and the team using it. Before joining the gaming industry, Jörkki has done things ranging from low temperature physics to biological neural network modeling and AI consulting. Most of his past activities have been characterised by big data, startups and endless curiosity towards understanding and modeling human behaviour

Vesa is a bit of a happy generalist. After doing a decade of data-analysis in physics, accelerators and related databases, he joined the Next Games crew and is now a senior game analyst of The Walking Dead: Our World. In an environment full of interesting questions, he likes to select what is important and emphasize that. On top of giving visibility to basic game numbers, this has lead to analytics on quality of service, player motivation and playtime, and social features.

Demo corner

The Demo corner is back in October! Sign up here to demo your game project at the event: https://goo.gl/forms/0LL0vfNVWLnh6qot2

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub October seminar + gathering with Next Games
Time: Tuesday 16.10.2018 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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Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia

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Come and celebrate the success of Alvin From Earth's Kickstarter campaign, as well as the first episode of the show, with Nopia Oy and IGDA Satakunta on Thursday, 11 October at 18:00 in Terrace Bar.

There will be a free welcome drink for the first 50 attendees, as well as student-priced beer, cider, and long drink for the whole party!

Nopia Oy and Norded will each give a short presentation, and after that we'll have music by none other than DJ TONY and MC LICIA!

All interested in Nopia, IGDA, Alvin From Earth, or video game development in general are welcome <3

After the party ends, you are free to continue your night at Terrace Bar.
DJ Tony will perform another set.

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Kuopio Hub Miten peleistä puhutaan? Keskustele & verkostoidu!
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kuopio Hub Miten peleistä puhutaan? Keskustele & verkostoidu!

How we talk about games (in Finland)? Which kind of conceptions we have of video and mobile game playing? How gaming is utilized in our everyday life and, for example, in arts? How could we benefit more from gaming in different social fields? How could we create operational models and communities through gaming? 

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IGDA Vaasa September gathering
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa September gathering

IGDA Vaasa September gathering 2018 – ”Press Start to Begin: Game Industry 101” 

Back to square one!
Join us and listen to exciting stories from personal experiences about working in the game industry and how to start the journey. 

True stories brought to you by:

- Jussi Luokiainen, Platonic Partnership
- Sasu Louke, Add Inspiration
- Joonas Suokko, Astalo Games
- Ludwig Sandbacka

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Game Narrative Panel by IGDA Finland Turku Hub - September Gathering
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Game Narrative Panel by IGDA Finland Turku Hub - September Gathering

Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub September gathering with game writers!

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We will have awesome GAME NARRATIVE panel discussion with game writers from Sleepy Sentry, Rival Games Ltd, Snowfall Ltd. and Red Nettle Studio.

When and where?

25th of September at 17:00 in Saaristobaari!

See you there!

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Helsinki Hub September gathering with Seriously
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub September gathering with Seriously

Facebook event

Seriously Digital Entertainment

Seriously Digital Entertainment was founded in 2013 so this Autumn marks our 5th anniversary. Where does the time go - seriously?! Our first game, Best Fiends, was launched in October 2014. Since then we've had over 80 million downloads, run some ambitious influencer campaigns, released four animations and even started on Youtube the best show there is - The Best Best Fiends Show.

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. 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 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.

http://www.seriously.com/

Demo corner

The Demo corner in back in September! Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/isS1945Fq3vmr4Tx1

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub September gathering with Seriously
Time: Tuesday 18.9.2018 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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IGDA Rovaniemi September Gathering
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

IGDA Rovaniemi September Gathering

 

Our Monthly Gathering. The volunteers of IGDA Finland Rovaniemi Hub have been talking a lot about our future. First we are trying out a new venue for our monthly gatherings. For new attendees: our monthly gatherings are super casual. There's no agenda & anyone can join! Come and grab a few beers with us and meet other people interested in game development!

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Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Intuitive Digital Workflow with Loish

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We wish to invite you to one of a kind digital art seminar with Loish!

On Saturday, the 8th of September we are privileged to have Loish presenting her unique approach in art creation and visual language at University of Turku.

Meet the artist, learn about the best practices in digital art production and above all HAVE FUN in creative discussion with loish and fellow creatives!

We are aiming to organize free transport for students from bigger cities in Finland, who wish to attend the workshop. More information about bus rides will be announced later on.

We have limited amount of spots so be fast and GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!
https://loishworkshop.eventbrite.com

Event is organized and supported by University of Turku, The Hive - Turku Game Hub, IGDA Finland and IGDA Game Art SIG.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Language used at workshop: English

Availability: 200 people

Note for students: attending the seminar will provide you with 2 ECTS.

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Satakunta Hub September Gathering
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Satakunta Hub September Gathering

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IGDA Satakunta's first gathering of the Autumn 2018!


And it brings  a wonderful cross-section of Satakunta Game-Related Scene to us - with:

Timo Kyyrö, UC4D
Teemu Erämaa, Nopia

Janne Harjamäki, Tampere University of Technology
Tatu Henttinen, Escape Room of Satakunnan museo
Eero Hammais, HeadAI

IGDA Satakunta Gatherings are open to anyone interested in games and/or game development! Gatherings usually include talks about game development and showcases and demos about game projects.

Coffee and snacks available! Welcome, welcome, welcome!

 

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Jyväskylä Hub - August Gathering
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jyväskylä Hub - August Gathering

Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub Monthly Gathering 28th August 2018. Gathering place @ Bar Katse 6 pm - 9 pm.

Samuli Kinnunen, a technical artist from Stolen Shoes Entertainment will be talking about art from technical perspective.

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

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

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