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Helsinki Hub October gathering with Tampere Game Hub
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub October gathering with Tampere Game Hub

Facebook event

Schedule:
19:00 Doors open, Gathering sponsored by Tampere Game Hub
20:00 Presentation by Tampere Game Hub

Tampere Game Hub

Tampere Game Hub ry promotes and assists the Tampere game industry. With over 30 companies, the Tampere region is the second biggest game development cluster in Finland. Together with the city of Tampere, Tampere Game Hub organizes events, funding opportunities, business delegations, office spaces and more for game developers in the region.

The new tampere.games website features an extensive catalogue of the game developers in the region, as well as organizations, potential investors and more. In the future, the site will feature company profiles, job listings, education resources and everything you need to get started in the Finnish games industry.

Tampere Game Hub has launched the Tampere Game Incubator, a 10 week course for game teams in the Tampere region. The hand picked six teams will receive top quality mentoring from investors like Play Ventures and Sisu Game Ventures as well as experts from the Finnish game industry. The course runs from 25.9.2019 to 20.11.2019 and culminates in a mentor day where the teams get to pitch to a group of investors, mentors and industry experts. Read more at tampere.games.

Tomi Toikka is the hub lead of Tampere Game Hub ry as well as the CEO, Founder & Creative Director of Catland, a game company that makes games that embrace insanity. A young powerhouse of everything from game production to marketing and game design, Toikka has shipped five titles across multiple platforms. Tomi Toikka founded Tampere Game Hub ry to assist the Tampere games industry. He is excited to present the games industry of Tampere to IGDA.

Demo Corner

The Demo Corner is a great place to showcase your game, do some user testing, and get feedback. It doesn't matter if you're working for a small studio, a hobbyist or student working on a project, or veteran team testing a game in early development (in TestFlight, etc). This place is for you. IGDA Finland encourages industry experts to review the games and provide feedback to help teams grow.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub October gathering with Tampere Game Hub
Time: Tuesday 8.10.2019 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 for the first 500 visitors.

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IGDA Vaasa October Gathering 2019
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa October Gathering 2019

IGDA Vaasa presents: Night of Game Demos by Platonic Partnership

IGDA Vaasa presents: Night of Game Demos by Platonic Partnership

Demo night is here again, just in time for the month of Halloween!

Come and test out game demos from local game developers.
Demos include the world premiere of King of Peasants by Platonic Partnership!

If you want to present your demo, drop a line at vaasa@igda.fi or to our Facebook page. This way we can reserve a spot for you in this event (You can also come unannounced).
This is a great opportunity for networking and socializing!

The event is open and free for everyone interested in games, gaming and the game industry.

The event starts at 18:00 @ Wasa Innovation Center, Gerbyntie 16, Vaasa.
No registration necessary. We are located in the office of Platonic Partnership.

And remember, If you want to present your game, drop a line at vaasa@igda.fi or to our Facebook page. This way we can reserve a spot for you in this or a future event.

Welcome!

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IGDA Finland Turku Hub October Gathering with Kickstarter
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub October Gathering with Kickstarter

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub October gathering with KICKSTARTER!!!

We are delighted to announce the star of our event Michael Liebe, who is the lead of European outreach for games on Kickstarter. This is unique opportunity to learn all about getting your games successfully launched and funded on Kickstarter.

See you on the 3rd of October from 17:00 at Saaristobaari!

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IGDA Satakunta September Gathering with PlaySys
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta September Gathering with PlaySys

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On Thursday 26th we are going to have Luca Deriu, R&D engineer of PlaySys Italy, for a talk about his gaming projects.

Last year Luca visited us with a tech talk about rendering and shading techniques while this year he will introduce us to some recent ideas and projects of the agency. (Check in advance from website: https://www.play-sys.com/

We will also have a showcase of Motion Capture by Lasse Uusitalo.

Doors are open at 17 and the actual programme starts around 17.30 . Jimmy's is providing us special discounts of the drinks: 5 €/portion (including wines and tap beverages).

The place is "Jimmy's Roof" - previously known as Terrace bar and Soma, in the 3rd floor of Isokarhu. Yrjönkatu 14 is the address, you can enter either from inside the shopping mall or via separate entrance on Itäpuisto side.

Warm welcome!

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IGDA Vaasa September Gathering 2019
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

IGDA Vaasa September Gathering 2019

IGDA Vaasa presents: Gamequiz Night by Lingon Games

IGDA Vaasa presents: Gamequiz Night by Lingon Games

It’s on like Donkey Kong in this fall’s first IGDA Vaasa gathering!

Are you a game trivia wiz?
Join us for an evening of game themed pub quizzing!
You will be tested for knowledge not only in gaming, but also game development!

“Who's the father of Mario? What company created the original DOOM? Who composed the famous Tetris theme song?”

Your knowledge will also be challenged in game music, sounds, and graphics, so be sure to study up by playing!

There will be prizes for all participants!
There will also be time for socializing and networking after the main event.

The event is open and free for everyone interested in games, gaming and the game industry.

The event starts at 18:00 @ Irish Pub O’Malley’s. No registration necessary. We are located at the back of the bar.

If you want to present your game, drop a line at vaasa@igda.fi or to our Facebook page. This way we can reserve a spot for you in this or a future event.

Welcome!

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Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Aalto ENT & Game Makers of Finland
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Aalto ENT & Game Makers of Finland

Facebook event

Schedule

17:00 Doors open
17:30 Seminar with Aalto ENT and Game Makers of Finland
19:00 Gathering & Networking Demo Corner 

Game Makers of Finland

Game Makers of Finland is the world's first union for the people who work in the game industry. Our mission is to help create, develop and implement the best practices in the game industry together with all of you. http://peliala.fi/en/

Aalto ENT

Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) understands the challenges of entrepreneurship and offers agile and practical solutions to develop companies business operations and create new business. Our offering is targeted both to the start of the entrepreneurial journey and to the later stages when ideas and businesses develop. Aalto ENT supports innovation and renewal in organizations using lean startup methodology. www.aaltoent.fi

Seminar

What are the unanswered questions regarding education and training in the Finnish game industry? Does the game community need more training and mentorship? What are the success stories behind these mentorship programs?

Ask the panelists

For the September gathering we want to hear the community's opinion on Education and Training in the Game industry. Is it necessary to go through a Training program during your career in the industry? What are the biggest questions regarding Education and Training in Finland? What is your experience with training and workshops in the industry? 

Use the linked questionnaire to ask any  question you would like to address to our panelists and it may be featured in the panel on the 10th of September.

Panelists

Arja Martikainen: Business Owner, Northstar
Arja is Business & Concept Owner of Northstar talent community Nordics at Barona. She has participated in over 20 mergers and acquisitions, in addition to numerous integration projects.

Martikainen has recruited hundreds of game and tech developers, as well as people from other fields, like sales and business intelligence. Her specialties include: human resources, recruiting, games, operative management, internal communications, mergers and acquisitions, and event management.

Natasha Skult: CEO, Mi Tale
Natasha is the CEO & Creative Director of MiTale, a game development company from Finland focusing on narrative-driven experiences in mixed reality. She is an active member of the Finnish games industry as Chairperson of IGDA Finland and board member of Neogames and Suomen Pelinkehittäjät Ry.

Natasha is one of the founders and elected Chairperson of The Hive – Turku Game Hub (game business center in South-West Finland). Besides industry work, she is active in academic research and teaches courses in game design and game (digital) art production at the University of Turku.

Veli-Pekka Piirainen: Founder and Chairman of the Board, Critical Force
Veli-Pekka is Founder and Chairman of the Board at Critical Force. He is a graduate of Oulu University, where he received a M.Sc. in Engineering. After 18 years of working as a software developer and serial entrepreneur, he switched to an academic career at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, where he founded the best and oldest game development curriculum in Finland.

Before founding Critical Force, Veli-Pekka worked as a studio manager at Supercell North. It can be said, without a doubt, that Veli-Pekka is the spiritual father of the Kajaani game development scene. 

Taina Myöhänen: President, Women in Games Finland
Taina is the President of the Women in Games Finland Ry (WIGFi), handling the NGO’s official business. She entered the game industry in 2006. She left the industry and worked in digital media for a while, but games got her back. In games she has worked mostly in management. Her talent is putting things together and making them roll, be it is a project, a process, an organisation or a grant application. Currently she is COO of Helsinki-based indie dev company Secret Exit. 

Her personal mission: In 2006, she discovered that the games industry is a great place to work, and she wants everyone else to learn about it. 

Panel hosts:
Milla Pennanen: Coordinator, Game Makers of Finland
Andreea Cozma: Project Manager, Aalto University Executive Education 

Networking Demo Corner

Join our networking Demo Corner guided by experienced mentors and coaches. They will share their experience and give the general topics and hints on how to improve and be an effective networker and approachable to others too.

Networking Mentors

Arto Käyhkö: Vice President of Business Development at Apprien Oy Ltd. 
Tiina-Milsa Malin: Organization Coach, Enabler
Aalto EE Relation Management Team: Taimo Paavola and Rolle Isotalo

Partners

Apprien is sponsoring 200 goodie bags (first come first served!) for the gathering - Apprien is a Software as a Service that offers algorithm that determines the optimal price of a product based on price elasticity of demand.  https://www.apprien.com/

PocketGamer.biz, official media partner of the Game Executive Program. Pocket Gamer Connects, the Official Media Partner of the Game Executive program offers 20% off any ticket for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki for Game Executive participants by using code GameExec20. https://www.pocketgamer.com/

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub September Seminar + Gathering with Aalto ENT & Game Makers of Finland
Time: Tuesday 10.9.2019 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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Kotka Hub September Gathering
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub September Gathering

Welcome to our September gathering! Come early as we might be pretty full this time!
After-party once more is hosted by Kuura Playhouse at their sauna.

Gathering starts in the Pub Albert on 6 PM and continues until after-party. Bring your own towels and drinks for the after-party which starts around 9 PM. Nearest bus stop is around the corner from the bar and you can get near the Kuura sauna on the bus #7 or #25. Number 7 leaves 8:35PM near the pub, Number 25 leaves 9:05PM.

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Satakunta & Turku Hub August Gathering
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Satakunta & Turku Hub August Gathering

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Welcome to awesome August gathering by IGDA Satakunta and Turku Hubs!

We have decided to join forces and make gathering in between Pori and Turku - welcome to Rauma :D

Our gathering will take place on 27th of August from 18:00 at Sky Launge Torni (Vesitornintie 2, 26100 Rauma) where we shall have teams from Satakunta and Turku presenting their work and also show their games at demo corner!

We will have organized rides from Pori and Turku to Rauma, if you need a ride please fill in the following form or contact Kati (kati.fager@igda.fi) and Natasha (natasha.trygg@igda.fi) directly.

https://forms.gle/rL2rBAVq1THMKNpW9

For those who wish to demo their games and have special requirements, please inform Kati or Natasha in good time.

See you in Rauma!

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Helsinki Hub Summer Party with Supercell
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Helsinki Hub Summer Party with Supercell

Facebook event

For the fifth time running, it’s time for the IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub Summer Party with Supercell! Join us on Tuesday August 20th for a night of game industry shenanigans and sweet views at Maxine in Kamppi. Doors open at 19:00, see you there!

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub Summer Party with Supercell
Time: Tuesday 20.8.2019 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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Kotka Hub August Gathering
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub August Gathering

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Kotka Hub is having its monthly gathering on the 15th of August in Pub Albert!
You can join local game developers and game dev students at the pub for couple cold ones and maybe some food stuff!

Also After-party is happening with Kuura Playhouse at their sauna place around 9 PM. Bring your own drinks and towels there!

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IGDA Finland Turku Hub June gathering
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Finland Turku Hub June gathering

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ASK IGDA :D

Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub June gathering where we will discuss all about IGDA – discover how can IGDA Finland support your career as developer, networking opportunities as well as scholarship programs – ASK US ANYTHING!

Join us on 25th of June from 17:00 in Saaristobaari and ask anything you wish to know about IGDA and why being a member is so cool! We are looking forward to hear what topics and guests our local gamedev community wishes to have at upcoming IGDA Finland Turku Hub events ♥

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IGDA Satakunta June Gathering
Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Satakunta June Gathering

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It's summer gathering time!
Let's meet at Crazy Town and have some shakes!!

Shakes, and Barley Shakes, and Shakes on Planes!
Maybe some sandwithces on the side :-)

And if you have some shakin' good games, you can show them at the demo corner!

BTW Shakes on a Plane is a game by Animera. Here's some insights on it:

Shakes on a Plane is an ULTRA-FUN co-op time-management game about the daily lives of a airliner cabin crew. Roast and serve BBQ skewers, para-drop passengers, clean knee-high piles of barf at 30 000 feet and so on.

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Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with PlayStack
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with PlayStack

Facebook event

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

PlayStack

PlayStack was founded on the belief that even the greatest developers need support to be at their best. We give our development partners the security and resources that allow them to play to their strengths as creative leaders, entrusting our experienced team to mastermind the marketing and publishing.

We support great ideas wherever they come from, and we’re completely platform agnostic.

https://www.playstack.com

PlayIgnite

PlayIgnite offers financial solutions to unlock your game’s potential. We give you more capital, more quickly, with more flexibility.

Our key solution, Ignition Capital, enables you to accelerate your user acquisition spending at a time when scaling your game is vital.

Our quest at PlayIgnite is to help your game level up, so you don’t have to scramble for cash when you need it most.

https://www.playignite.co.uk

Seminar

Harvey Elliott – Why games become phenomenons
What can we learn from an industry that produces Minecraft, Pokemon Go, GTAV, Clash of Clans and Fortnite all between the first and final episodes of Game of Thrones? Here we will assess how your game idea can turn heads like no other medium.

Harvey is an industry leader whose 20 year career spans EA, Acclaim Entertainment and Marmalade, where he led two successful capital raises. Having finished his 4 year tenure as Chair of the BAFTA games committee, Harvey’s extensive experience developing, funding, publishing and playing great games has led him to found PlayStack - with the aim of shifting the publisher/ developer dynamic.

Ritesh Thadani – Your path to getting funded
Building a robust business whilst simultaneously creating a brilliant game is likely going to be the single most difficult professional endeavour of your life. Ritesh’s mission is to make that first part as painless as possible by explaining all the key platforms and pitfalls in the game financing market.

Armed with outstanding analytical and financial acumen, Ritesh joined PlayStack in February 2018 and immediately began assisting developers with his straightforward and no-nonsense business analysis. He also manages PlayIgnite - a completely unique funding solution that allows games to scale to their highest potential.

Juha Huhtakallio – How to get the most out of publishers
Getting your game signed by a publisher is incredibly difficult, but only the first step in a complex and long and winding relationship. Here Juha will explain how to get the most value out of your new dance partner.

Having released more than 80 titles in 16 years, Juha is PlayStack’s tree of knowledge on the business of making games. Among his plethora of duties, he operates PlayStack’s Helsinki office, lectures several schools in Finland, and assesses game pitches from developers across the Nordic region.

Demo Corner

May's sponsor is PlayStack, a publisher founded on the belief that even the greatest developers need support in order to create their best work. PlayStack can offer that support in three key ways; end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and tech to build a strong gamer audience and community.

With this in mind, we shall do our best to accommodate as many teams as possible in the demo corner. That said, we may need to cut teams if the list gets too long, especially if there are a number of demos that require lots of space. Otherwise registration ends Sunday, May 12th.

IGDA Finland Helsinki Hub May Seminar + Gathering with PlayStack
Time: Tuesday 14.5.2019 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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Kotka Hub May Gathering w/ Veikkaus Game Studio
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kotka Hub May Gathering w/ Veikkaus Game Studio

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Welcome to Kotka Hubs May Gathering! Held at Pub Albert in the Kotka center!

Veikkaus Game Studio is our guest on the 9th of May! We will be having a summer kick-off party with proper drinks and foods! Join to listen Veikkaus Game Studios presentation at 18:30.

After-party is held by Kuura Playhouse at their sauna place in Karhula, everyone is welcome to join there also! Bring your own drinks and towel! Free drinks will be provided at the after-party.

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