Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Tuuli Peltonen

“Deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la…”

After the huge success of the IGDA Slush event it was time for the last IGDA Finland Gathering of the year. In November our usual hangout Bar & Club Adams had been through a face lift and the venue was upgraded into a Mexican style bar called El Jefe so our guests got to party in style. Our wonderful sponsor Supercell spread some Christmas cheer by giving out Christmas hats and drink tickets to everyone.



The Finnish games industry is growing and we have massive amounts of talent that makes us so awesome. Thank you to all of you who have made this year so special!

“Merry Christmas to all

Let’s raise our cups

Here’s to no more Game overs 

and endless 1-ups”

The next IGDA Finland Gathering is on Tuesday January 13th 2015. Come and welcome in the new year, IGDA style! ;)

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 Niina Pesonen , , ,

It’s that time of the year again, folks! The December Gathering wraps up the year with another pre-Christmas party sponsored by the always awesome Supercell! This will be an event you don’t want to miss, so come and join us as we bid 2014 farewell with style. The event will take place on December 9, 2014.

We also have good news regarding Adams Club: the renovations at our venue are now finished, and due to the transformation they are now called El Jefe. Drop by and you’ll see why!

IGDA Finland December Gathering
Time: 09.12.2014 at 19:00
Place: El Jefe, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

As usual, the cloakroom service is offered free of charge on behalf of El Jefe. The event is limited to adults only.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 Jonna Rantanen , ,


In November we had the biggest IGDA event ever in Helsinki when IGDA Finland and Slush combined their event organization powers. This time the event sponsor was a well-known publisher company Tencent all the way from China.

Tencent gave a short presentation on stage to introduce their company and to show some of the most recent information about the game market in China and their share in it.

IGDA Finland’s chairman Jyri Partanen gave a short speech as well and announced a Lifetime Achievement Award for Sonja Ängeslevä for her amazing work for IGDA Finland since 2007.

There was a dedicated area for demos upstairs where developers were able to show their most recent game projects to many enthusiastic testers.

Later in the evening there was live music. First Pasi “The Epic Sax Guy” Ketola performed on stage as well as on the dance floor. Later the event participants were able to enjoy biomechanic pop music by Unzyme.

As usual, the evening continued with mingling, snacks and drinks. Thank you Slush and Tencent for partnering with us to make this awesome night happen!

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 Niina Pesonen

IGDA Finland ry:n sääntömääräinen syyskokous järjestetään 9.12.2014 klo 17-19. Paikkana toimii Femman (Eerikinkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki). Kokoukseen ovat tervetulleita kaikki yhdistyksen nykyiset ja tulevat jäsenet.

Tarjolla on myös pientä purtavaa ja juotavaa. Tarjoilujen vuoksi pyydämme ystävällisesti ilmoittautumaan etukäteen 1.12.2014 mennessä


  1. kokouksen avaus
  2. valitaan kokouksen puheenjohtaja, sihteeri, kaksi pöytäkirjantarkastajaa ja tarvittaessa kaksi ääntenlaskijaa
  3. todetaan kokouksen laillisuus ja päätösvaltaisuus
  4. hyväksytään kokouksen työjärjestys
  5. vahvistetaan toimintasuunnitelma, tulo- ja menoarvio sekä liittymis- ja jäsenmaksujen suuruudet seuraavalle kalenterivuodelle
  6. valitaan hallituksen jäsenet erovuoroisten tilalle valitaan myös hallituksen puheenjohtaja.
  7. valitaan yksi tai kaksi toiminnan-/tilintarkastajaa ja varatoiminnan-/varatilintarkastajaa
  8. käsitellään muut kokouskutsussa mainitut asiat.


Mikäli yhdistyksen jäsen haluaa saada jonkin asian IGDA Finland ry:n syyskokouksen käsiteltäväksi, on hänen ilmoitettava siitä kirjallisesti hallitukselle osoitteella, jotta asia voidaan sisällyttää esityslistaan.

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 Niina Pesonen


Slush and IGDA have partnered with Tencent to present the biggest IGDA Finland evening yet
The monthly IGDA evening will take place on November 17th – one day before the Slush main event starts. We are expecting over 1.000 developers, gaming enthusiasts and media representatives from the Nordic countries and beyond.

Our venue for the night is Circus, Salomonkatu 1-3, Narinkkatori, 00100 Helsinki.


Tencent is sponsoring the event, and thus we’ll make sure that you stay happy with some snacks and drinks for the duration of the night! The preliminary agenda is as follows:

6:00PM Doors open
7:00PM IGDA Welcoming speech
7:10PM Tencent sponsorship speech
8:00PM Networking party
9:00PM Live gaming music
10:00PM Networking party

Please sign yourself and your teammates up for the event at:

We’ll of course try to get everyone in but every venue has its limits!

See you on November 17th!

On behalf of the whole crew,

Riku Mäkelä
The Slush Team

Jyri Partanen
Chairman of the Board
IGDA Finland

Dan Brody
VP of Business Development

Please note! Due to the renovation of Adams Club, there won’t be another IGDA gathering this month.

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