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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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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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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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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IGDA Finland Turku Hub - August Gathering
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub - August Gathering

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub August gathering with Boost and their gamedev teams WinterSky and Aioni from Startup Journey 2018!

We will also have open DEMO CORNER for everyone who wishes to show their games - just bring them along! :D
(for any specific technical requirements, please send email to: natasha.trygg@igda.fi

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Roister Game Jam Vol. 2
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Roister Game Jam Vol. 2

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:
17.8. 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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19.8. 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 15.8. in the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0tEPEdue9NiJmbiDv-f_Eyfv3boFGtFrolPoVd5sNGGwCEw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Come and spend an unforgettable weekend with the developers!

Best Regards
Ella-Noora Polvi, IGDA Rovaniemi Hub Lead
ella-noora.polvi@lapinamk.fi

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PICNIC TIME! - Turku Hub July Gathering
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

PICNIC TIME! - Turku Hub July Gathering

Welcome to annual PICNIC of IGDA Finland Turku Hub!

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As every year, we will gather at beautiful Kupittaa park for a picnic, and then afterwards go to The Hive - Turku Game Hub for some board games and also console games - cos why not :D

Bring along your loved ones (yes pets are more than welcome as well!), drinks and snacks and enjoy summer day together in spirit of gamedev!

Meeting point is here (thou we can move to some other location later on, but this the spot that has been used for years, so to avoid confusion lets keep it still):

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IGDA Rovaniemi July Gathering / Picnic
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

IGDA Rovaniemi July Gathering / Picnic

Our Monthly Gathering goes picnic! This is our hub's special summer event. As usual, the Gathering is super casual and anyone can attend. Come and enjoy the sun with the Game Devs! The picnic will take place next to the restaurant Valdemari & the beach. You may bring along drinks, food, Mölkky or whatever you want! If it's raining or too cold, we will be going to our usual gathering place - Bull Bar & Grill. See you there!

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Kotka Hub July Gathering
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub July Gathering

Welcome to Kotka Hub July gathering!

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Kotka people are not resting, we are having gathering in July with our local developers! Everyone is welcome and inviting yourself and your friends is recommended!

FB link.

Afterparty sponsored and hosted by Kuura Playhouse. More information about the afterparty from your local organizer during the gathering.

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IGDA Satakunta June Gathering with Nopia and Platonic Partnership
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta June Gathering with Nopia and Platonic Partnership

IGDA Satakunta June Gathering is here!

We'll have two keynotes: by our local Nopia and by our neighbour hub Vaasa's award-winning Platonic Partnership!

We'll also have sauna & some refreshments & some snacks -

Let's have an epic summer evening with game narratives!

Teemu Erämaa, Nopia:
- Narrative update of Rescubusters
- Development of Alvin From Earth

Jussi Loukiainen, Platonic Partnership:
- Lydia Post-Mortem

Lydia achieved the “Kyöpeli” trophy of gaming magazine Pelit / the People’s Choice Game of the Year 2017 and the Best Creative Achievement of the Year 2017.

Here's how Lydia was described in the Game awards press release:

"Lydia has received a lot of fame and glory in various arenas. A tiny new studio’s first game, Lydia is a promising and carefully thought-out entity whose implementation is harmonious and where all elements fit seamlessly together. Lydia has a message that it carries beautifully and deliberately. For more information, visit www.platonicpartnership.com."

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IGDA Nordics Party @NGC18!
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

IGDA Nordics Party @NGC18!

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Welcome to the IGDA Nordics Party!
Nordic Game Conference 2018 is taking place in Malmö on 23-25th of May. We are delighted to announce that this year, IGDA chapters from Nordic countries are joining forces to make the BIGGEST IGDA PARTY ever and we wish to highlight our gaming companies in this event. 

When and where?
23rd of May, after the first day of the conference we will gather at 20:00 in Moriska Paviljongen, Norra Parkgatan 2, 214 22 Malmö, Sweden. 

A HUGE thanks goes to our main sponsor Fingersoft and associate sponsor Apprien!

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IGDA Finland Annual Spring Meeting
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Finland Annual Spring Meeting

  • Business Meeting Park Forum, meeting room MARSKI 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greetings all members of IGDA Finland association!

You are warmly welcome to join the statutory annual meeting of IGDA Finland ry. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 17th of May, 2018, from 6 PM until 7 PM, at Business Meeting Park Forum (Forum Mall, Glass Corner entrance, Mannerheimintie 20 B, 00100 Helsinki, meeting room MARSKI 2). It is also possible to participate virtually via Google Hangouts.

The main purpose of this meeting is to go over our actions and accept our financial accounts for 2017 but it’s also a good moment to discuss the big picture of IGDA Finland with the current board of directors. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by email to joonas.hall@igda.fi by the end of business hours on Friday, 14th of May, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact joonas.hall@igda.fi.

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THE AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL MEETING ON MAY 17, 2018

- Opening the meeting
- Selecting the officials for the meeting
- Legality and power of decision
- Confirming the agenda
- Action report
- Presenting and confirming the financial accounts and auditors’ reports
- Granting the discharge for the board and others that are held accountable
- Other emerging issues
- Ending the meeting

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Helsinki Hub May gathering with PlayFab
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub May gathering with PlayFab

Facebook event

Schedule:
19:00 Doors open, gathering sponsored by PlayFab
20:15 A few words from the sponsor

PlayFab offers a complete backend platform built exclusively for live games. Brendan Vanous from PlayFab will be back in Helsinki as part of sponsoring the May gathering, and would love to get the chance to meet with teams again. He was greatly impressed with the inclusiveness of the Helsinki development community back when he visited in 2016, and wants to share info on the latest happenings with PlayFab since he was last in the area.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub May gathering with PlayFab
Time: Tuesday 15.5.2018 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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GamiFIN & IGDA Satakunta co-hosted networking event
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

GamiFIN & IGDA Satakunta co-hosted networking event

  • Ravintola Sofia (Porin yliopistokeskus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to the GamiFIN 2018 and IGDA Satakunta co-hosted welcoming reception/networking event. This event celebrates the beginning of the 2nd GamiFIN conference that promotes academic research in the field of gamification and is currently the largest academic event for gamification in Finland. The event will be co-hosted with the local game development community, IGDA Satakunta, who will present the local expertise on game development and gamified solutions.

The event is free entry, and will be hosted at the Sofia Restaurant at the University Consortium of Pori. Among the casual networking you will be able to test out demos and prototypes of current and upcoming projects from the local game dev scene.

19.00 Welcoming Words

  • Juho Hamari / Jonna Koivisto from GamiFIN 2018

  • Kati Fager from IGDA Satakunta

19.15 Introduction of the Showcases

19.30 Showcases and Networking

The bar at the restaurant is open during the event and there will be light snacks available.

Please register via eventbrite on Tue 15th of May the latest.

Please see also our Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2020746428165453/

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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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