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Leadership Day by IGDA Finland
8:30 PM20:30

Leadership Day by IGDA Finland


There are no dedicated games leadership conferences in Europe... so IGDA Finland decided to make one! Leadership Day by IGDA Finland, September 30th, 2019 in Helsinki, is an international event about how we build companies, teams and working cultures to build better games.

Read more about the event on the website ( and pre-register to get info as soon as tickets are available!

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Helsinki Startup Day
10:00 AM10:00

Helsinki Startup Day

Facebook event

NewCo Helsinki presents: the second ever Helsinki Startup Day!

Meet startups, scaleups, investors and other ecosystem operators from the New Nordics! We are including key players from the Baltics and Nordics, and showcase Helsinki as the hotspot for companies and fields of technology.

Helsinki Startup Day consists of keynotes, company pitches, workshops, coordinated networking and ecosystem introductions. The focus for this year is the GAMING field and HEALTH, WELLNESS & FUNCTIONAL FOOD sector, introducing the selected innovative and robust operators from the New Nordics and sharing contemporary findings from latest researches of startups and scaleups.

All content is in English and free of charge for all attendees!

Agenda & timetable:

09:00 Check-in opens

10:00 Opening words by City of Helsinki

10:15-12:00 Meet the World’s Happiest Ecosystem with Friends from the New Nordics!

12:00-13:45 Hungry for Being Well? A closer look at health tech and functional food markets. In collaboration with Terkko Health Hub, Upgraded, A Grid Health and Health Capital Helsinki.

13:45-15:30 Level Up! Game industry success stories from today and tomorrow. In collaboration with Neogames and IGDA Finland.

15:30-16:00 Helsinki Ecosystem Startup Hero Award

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5:00 PM17:00

DevsTalk Esports

Facebook event

Second coming of DevsTalk!
DevsTalk is now BIGGER, BETTER
and now with LIVE AUDIENCE! And still FREE!

Welcome to the latest event of the new DevsTalk series - a free gaming industry oriented talk show hosted by Devs in collaboration with IGDA Finland. This series of monthly events is produced in front of a live audience in Helsinki, with every show featuring a different theme and new guests each month. The shows are streamed online to our platform at, but limited amount of tickets is available for the live events free of charge as well.

The topic of our next event on April 18th will focus on Esports. Electronic sports have been a hot potato for a long time and the scene is only growing. But where did it all begin? What should you do in order to get into esports? Why do some games succeed while others don't?

We have 3 awesome guests, who all have, a bit different but really comprehensive experience from the esport field. Speakers will be published over the next week so stay tuned!

RSVP your spot in the audience or join us online at!

Panelists this time are:
Antti Hätinen - Founder and President, PHZ Full Stack. Team PHZ
Joona “natu” Leppänen - Founder and Marketing Director, ENCE
Janus Pitkänen - Programme Coordinator, Esports Business. KAMK University

Doors open at 17:00 EET
Show and live starts at 18:00 EET

Please note that we have two kind of tickets on sale with limited availability. The cloakroom service is offered free of charge.

The event will be also filmed and will have a photographer on spot. Attending the event you agree that you might be shown in these pictures.

Produced in collaboration with IGDA Finland

When you participate event, you will be participating in an event where photography, video and audio recording occurs.

By participating in the event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that, partners, affiliates and/or representatives deems fit to use. You release, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or the person or entity designated to do so by

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IGDA Future
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Future

17.00 Tervetuloa!
17.05 Puhetta kenttäsuunnittelusta / Arhi Makkonen
17.20 Puhetta lautapeleistä ja joukkorahoituksesta / Tomi Vainikka
17.35 Tauko
17:45-20.00 Työpaja-aika

Ohjelmassa kaksi ohjattua työpajaa: Toinen lautapelisuunnittelusta (Tomi: Uusi peli klassikon ympärille) ja toinen kenttäsuunnittelusta (Arhi: Tee oma puzzle-kenttä)

Lisäksi tilassa on mahdollisuus opetella Kingdomino-peli Dized- sovelluksen avulla.

Pelialan tulevaisuus voit olla sinä!

Kiinnostaako peliala? Rakastatko pelaamista? Tule tutustumaan alan ammattilaisiin ja pelien tekemiseen! | IGDA Future

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IGDA Vaasa Little Christmas Party 2018
5:00 PM17:00

IGDA Vaasa Little Christmas Party 2018

A Little Christmas Party by IGDA Vaasa

Suomeksi 👇 På svenska 👇

Ho-ho-ho! We are already full of Christmas spirit so come and join our little Christmas party where we will play board games, try some game demos and socialize with discussions about and around games. You will be in for surprises during the evening!

The event is sponsored by Platonic Partnership (

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

The event starts at 17:00 @ Ritz. No registration necessary. 

If you want to present your game, drop a line at This way we can reserve a spot for you in this or a future event.


PS. We will give out free drink vouchers for the early arrivers!

This event is part of IGDA Finland Vaasa hub´s monthly gatherings. 

…but what is IGDA?

The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit professional society that is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. 

IGDA Finland is the local Finnish chapter of the IGDA and Vaasa hub is the local chapter of IGDA Finland. 

For more info:



Pikkujoulujuhlat by IGDA Vaasa

Ho-ho-ho! Olemme jo joulutunnelmissa, joten osallistu kanssamme juhlimaan pikkujouluja, joissa pelaamme lautapelejä, testaamme pelidemoja ja jutustelemme leppoisasti peleistä ja kaikkea sen ympäriltä. Luvassa yllätyksiä illan aikana!

Tapahtuman sponsoroi Platonic Partnership (

Tapahtuma on ilmainen ja avoin kaikille videopeleistä, videopelaamisesta ja pelialasta kiinnostuneille.

Tapahtuma alkaa 17:00 @ Ritz. Rekisteröityminen ei tarpeellista.

Jos haluat esitellä oman pelisi niin lähetä viestiä Tällä tavoin voimme varata sinulle paikan tälle tai tulevalle tapahtumalle.


PS. Jaamme ilmaisia drinkkilippuja ensimmäisille tulijoille!

Tämä tapahtuma on osa IGDA Finland Vaasa hubin kuukausittaisia kokoontumisia.

…mutta mikä on IGDA?

”The International Game Developers Association” on voittoa tavoittelematon ammattimainen järjestö, joka on vannoutunut edistämään pelikehittäjien elämää ja työuraa yhdistämällä jäsenet vertaistensa kanssa, tukea ammatillista kehitystä ja puolesta puhuu asioista, jotka vaikuttavat kehittäjien yhteisöön.

IGDA Finland on paikallinen suomalainen osa IGDA:sta ja Vaasan hubi on paikallinen osa IGDA Finlandista.




Lilla Julfest by IGDA Vaasa

Ho-ho-ho! Vi har redan julstämning så kom och delta med i firandet på vår lilla julfest, var vi kommer att spela bordsspel, testa speldemon och diskutera om och kring spel. Kvällen kommer att vara fylld av överraskningar!

Evenemanget sponsoreras av Platonic Partnership (

Evenemanget är gratis och öppen för alla som är intresserade över spel, spelandet och spelindustrin.

Evenemanget börjar 17:00 @ Ritz. Ingen registrering nödvändig. 

Om du vill presentera ditt eget spel så skicka ett meddelande till På detta sätt kan vi reservera en plats åt dig vid detta eller kommande evenemang. 


PS. Vi delar ut gratis drinkbiljetter till de första anländare!

Detta evenemang är en del av IGDA Finlands Vasa hubs månatliga sammankomst.

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

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


#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

- 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:

Join to the Facebook event:


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Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia
6:00 PM18:00

Satakunta HUB Alvin From Earth Party! with Nopia


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!
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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11:00 AM11:00

Intuitive Digital Workflow with Loish


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!

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



Language used at workshop: English

Availability: 200 people

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

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

IGDA Nordics Party @NGC18!


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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GamiFIN & IGDA Satakunta co-hosted networking event
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:

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Pop-Up Lab: Pori Transmedia Fusion
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 (

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.

Pori Transmedia Fusion is organized in cooperation with Prizztech, Pori City Culture and IGDA Satakunta.

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#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017
to Nov 18

#XmasJKL 2017 - Jyväskylä, NOV 17.-18.2017

#XmasJKL - The Finnish Game Industry Business Seminar NOV 17.-18. Jyväskylä, Finland

#XmasJKL is an annual Game Industry business event at Jyväslkylä, Central Finland.
#XmasJKL is organized by Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub.


Use promocode IGDAFIN to get 15% discount from the ticket at the Eventbrite!

Expa Game Business Co-Operative (Peliosuuskunta Expa) invites the Finnish game industy to Jyväskylä, Central Finland to network, learn and celebrate in the annual business seminar.


  • Mikko Kodisoja, Co-founder, Supercell
  • Wilhelm Taht, Executive Vice President, Games, Rovio
  • Jonas Antonsson, CEO, Raw Fury
  • Tero Kuittinen, Chief Strategist, KuuHubb  
  • Petri Alanko, Composer (as a freelancer),  Remedy Entertainment
  • Juri Juskevits, Director, Community & E-Sports, Critical Force
  • Natasha Trygg, CEO, Snowfall
  • KooPee Hiltunen, Director at Neogames

Preliminary schedule

Friday 17.11. (Venue: JYU Musica, Jyväskylä)
Seminar day
10:00 Register
11:00 - 20:00 Seminar Speakers! (listed at
20:30 -> Afterparty & Next Level Awards!

Saturday 18.11. (with Business / VIP tickets)
12:00-14:00 Business Brunch (Venue: Hotelli Verso, Jyväskylä)
18:00 -> Expa 5 year b-day party!

More info:


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Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
to Sep 20

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

If you work in the mobile, PC or VR/AR games industry, Pocket Gamer Connects is the place to be this September. Taking place September 19-20 in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, it will deliver talks and panels, an expo area, free meeting system, massive party, indie pitch sessions and loads more. Celebrating its fourth year in Helsinki, PG Connects has become a popular fixture in the industry calendar.

This year the event has expanded into VR and PC, so it's three conferences in one. For more info on the conference visit:

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3:00 PM15:00

Women in Games / IGDA Satakunta Gathering & Party

Women play many important roles in the games industry, both in Finland and internationally.

Join us in Pori on 12 July, from 15:00-20:00 in Kultturikulma where we will have several women from different Finnish game companies give speeches on their experiences,
expertise, and roles, as well as they challenges they face.

After the speeches, there will be a DJ set from Dj Satai,
and a chance for people to network and socialize.

This event is not for women only but for anyone curious about the game industry and women's role within it!
It is open for everyone over 16.

We will offer beverages and snacks.


Karoliina Korppoo
Game Designer
Colossal Order Ltd.

Annakaisa Kultima
Game Researcher, University of Tampere
President, Finnish Game Jam

Felicia Prehn
Production manager, Nopia Oy

Natasha Bulatovic Trygg
Concept & Environment Artist / COO, Snowfall
Lead, IGDA Turku

Sonja Ängeslevä
Product Director, Unity Technologies
Chairman, Neogames

Doors at 14:45
Speeches 16:00-17:30
Music and networking 17:30-20:00
This event is K-16.

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6:00 PM18:00


Newly established game hub in Turku – The Hive, have the pleasure of inviting You to official opening party on May 30th from 18:00 o’clock at hub premises (Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 - Pharma City, 20520 Turku). The afterparty will take place at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14).
You are kindly asked to register for free before 25.05.2017:

More information can be found on our website

for more specific questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Natasha Bulatovic Trygg
+358 44 2077273

NOTE: One of our close partners THE SHIFT – business conference in Turku (31.05.-01.06.2017) will provide a special offer for game developers:

149€ = 2 DAY PROFESSIONAL PASS + 2 NIGHTS STAY (30.5.-1.6.) AT BORE HOSTEL* Use the code hive

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Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop
3:30 PM15:30

Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop

In just few hours we will make a deep dive into the world of Serious Games & Gamification!

The workshop will be instructed by Heli Tolonen from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences / SeGaBu Project.

The Brochure of the Workshop:

Registrations:, by Thursday 4th of May at the latest.
Please inform your full name, organization and email address.

The Workshop is part of additional pre-conference program of GamiFIN.

It's executed in cooperation with:
SeGaBu Project, HYPE Project, GamiFIN Conference and IGDA Satakunta.

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XmasJKL 2016 - Game Industry pre-xmas seminar at Jyväskylä, Finland
12:00 PM12:00

XmasJKL 2016 - Game Industry pre-xmas seminar at Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Seminaarikatu 10 Jyväskylä Finland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ho Ho Ho, #XmasJKL is here again!

XmasJKL is international, relaxed and one of the most anticipated pre-xmas season seminars where business is conducted with your neckties on your forehead and a red elf hat on your head. XmasJKL is made by Peliosuuskunta Expa / IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub.

XmasJKL is being held on Friday 18th of November @ Jyväskylä University's Ruusupuisto (Seminaarinkatu 10.)

Attendees can enjoy the musings of international and venerable game industry authors, participate in game testing and pitching while business is conducted in the Business Lounge. Once the official program is done with, neckties will find their way up to people's foreheads and everyone from CEO to intern can share the tables together and enjoy good food, drinks and entertainment as their laborious and productive working year comes to an end.

This year’s speakers are:

  • Sonja Ängeslevä, Product Director, Unity Technologies
  • Jonas Antonsson, CEO, Raw Fury Games
  • Ilmari Hakkola, Head of Audio, Rovio
  • Jon Hare, CEO, Tower Studios
  • Timur Kulbaev, Managing Director, Rebound Mobile Oy
  • The keynote speaker will be announced later

More details

Event Webpage:
Facebook event page:

Get Ticket before it is trendy, with a bundle tickets you will get discounts - Share the Love, Ye Be Welcome!

Event sales

Saara Hakala
XmasJKL – event sales
+358 50 354 9778

Mira Laine
XmasJKL – event sales    
+358 50 413 0342

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#GamedevClubJKL 2016 Kick off! - IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub
5:00 PM17:00

#GamedevClubJKL 2016 Kick off! - IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub

  • Sepänkatu Jyväskylä, 40100 Finland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is kick off event for IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub / Expa's #GamedevClubJKL

it is for people that are interesting in making games, want to learn making games and want to hangout with people that would like to build teams to make games. Nothing serious just casual fun.

Idea for the kick off is to gather first people that are interested in this kind of event and happenings and then together decide what to do in the future about it.

- No need for experince before, just come as you are!

Event is free and open for all
- Please Share the Love!

Facebook event link:

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Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki
to Sep 6

Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki

With PGC Helsinki, we’re bringing the very best mobile and VR game developers together and we want you to be part of it. Come along to pitch your game to a panel of experienced members of the industry, meet publishers and representatives from the wider gaming media, hear inspirational words from the finest speakers all over the world, then unwind with everyone at the end of the day at one of our infamous Pocket Gamer Parties.
— Steel Media
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Tampere Gamedev Friday in Tracon 11
5:00 PM17:00

Tampere Gamedev Friday in Tracon 11

Friday afternoon with Gamedev presentations, panels and booths in Tampere Talo. Free event, hosted by Tracon ry. This event is part of the 5 000+ visitor convention, which takes place during the weekend. Presentations and panels are in Finnish and fit up to 250 viewers.

Event's details

Interested having a booth in the event? Contact

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