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Helsinki Hub December seminar + gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio

  • Ravintola Maxine Kamppi shopping center, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6th floor Helsinki, 00100 Finland (map)

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17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Veikkaus Game Studio
19:00 Gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio (there’s food! & drinks!)

The first 500 people attending the event will receive a coupon which they can exchange for a Veikkaus-themed lootbox upon leaving the event! Some food will also be served around 19:00 once the seminar ends and the gathering begins.

Veikkaus Game Studio

Veikkaus is the Finnish national gambling company with over 2000 employees working across Finland. Inside this giant there is an agile unit, the Veikkaus Game Studio – a game development studio of 45 creative and enthusiastic game development professionals. The game studio produces online and land-based slot games and e-Instas (online instant win games) to Finnish markets, all together around 15 game releases a year.

Veikkaus are also actively expanding their game portfolio with new types of games and innovations. This branching out requires networking with new business partners and looking into new business models. The team at Veikkaus feels that they can find the best partners for this work right here within the Finnish game development scene!  

The development philosophy of Veikkaus Game Studio is simple; “Awesome teams make awesome games”. They strongly believe in self-driven teams and cultivating teamwork is in the core of their everyday work. Within their flat organization the development teams and individuals are given the freedom and responsibility to innovate, develop and have fun in the way they see fit. This has resulted in better games, higher development efficiency and better returns.


Veikkaus Game Studio in a Nutshell
Henri Lindgren, Head of Studio

Our Approach to Game Design and Creative Design
Karoliina Korppoo, Game Producer
Sakari Tiikkaja, Lead Game Artist

Case Study: Kultaranta
Ilkka Vallo, Game Producer
Senja Heikkinen, Lead Game Artist
Henrik Hackenberg, Senior Game Artist

About the speakers

Henri Lindgren, Head of Studio
Henri is a game development veteran with nine years of industry experience. His background is in mobile F2P games, working mostly in producer roles. Before Henri started as studio head at Veikkaus Game Studio he was an Executive Producer at Nitro Games, working on multiple game projects with multiple external partners, including Wargaming and Netmarble.

Karoliina Korppoo, Game Producer
Karoliina has worked with game design in simulation games for seven years but is currently pursuing the trade of game producing. Karoliina has background in QA, a degree in graphic design and a passion for academic game studies. She has been working as a Game Producer at Veikkaus Game Studio since March 2018.

Ilkka Vallo, Game Producer
Ilkka has a long and diverse history in the Finnish gambling scene, working as a croupier before joining the team at Veikkaus Game Studio as a Producer three and a half years ago. During his time at the studio, he has been worked on various titles, including Kultaranta and Kulta-Jaska 2. Ilkka started his path as a Game Producer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences and has a passion for supporting the Finnish game development community any way he can.

Sakari Tiikkaja, Lead Game Artist
Sakari is a seasoned game art veteran with experience in most forms of digital media communication. He has established his credentials in advertising, tv & film, illustration, motion graphics and animation before joining Veikkaus Game Studio. He has worked on numerous Veikkaus game titles as a game artist and presently acts as a Lead Game Artist at Veikkaus Game Studio.

Senja Heikkinen, Lead Game Artist
Senja has worked in the gambling industry for over eight years, and she is proud to have been a part of modernizing Veikkaus' slot machine games. With multiple titles under her belt, her work includes many popular games such as Emma and Saaga. As a Senior Game Artist on an agile team, her job is to create and direct art from concept stages to finished product.

Henrik Hackenberg, Senior Game Artist
Henrik Hackenberg has been at Veikkaus for five years and in that time, he has participated in creating art for 11 released projects. Henrik is a true generalist at heart and enjoys working in both 2D and 3D and happily contributes in a variety of sub-fields such animation, effects and compositing.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub December seminar + gathering with Veikkaus Game Studio
Time: Monday 3.12.2018 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.

Earlier Event: November 30
IGDA Vaasa Little Christmas Party 2018
Later Event: December 5
Kuopio Hub Gameskiviikko Gathering