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Helsinki Hub January seminar + gathering with Epic Games

  • Aalto University School of Business 14-16 Runeberginkatu Helsinki, 00100 Finland (map)

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IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub January Seminar + Gathering with Epic Games

Seminar with Tim Sweeney at Aalto University School of Business (Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki) Ticket needed

19:00–24:00 Gathering at Maxine (Urho Kekkosen katu 1, 00100 Helsinki) (No ticket needed)

The seminar will take place at Aalto University School of Business (Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki). Please note you need to register for the seminar on Eventbrite as seating is limited (you do not need to register for the gathering in Maxine at 19:00).


Tim Sweeney
Founder and CEO, Epic Games

In this seminar, Tim Sweeney meets with the Finnish gaming community to discuss Unreal and the future of game engines, the Epic Games Store and Epic Services. The session will conclude with and open Q&A session

Tim Sweeney is the founder and CEO of Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Engine technology as well as games such as Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, and Fortnite. Sweeney started Epic in 1991 with the release of its first shareware game, and then wrote much of the first-generation Unreal Engine. He has led the company through the eras of PC, console, mobile, and online gaming.

About Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at Follow @EpicGames for updates.

About Unreal Engine

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality TV broadcast and animated entertainment. Follow @UnrealEngine and download Unreal for free at

About Fortnite

The Fortnite Battle Royale takes the gameplay of battle royale games and adds action-building elements unique to Fortnite. Enter a 100-player PvP world where you’ll locate weapons and supplies, destroy enemy cover, drop traps, and build your way to victory.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub January seminar + gathering with Epic Games
Time: Tuesday 29.1.2019 at 17:00
Seminar (17:00): Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki
Gathering (19:00):
 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: January 17
IGDA Finland Kotka January Gathering
Later Event: January 29
IGDA Kajaani January Gathering