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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Jonna Rantanen , , ,

Thank you everyone, that was a super fun gathering in Adams with a loud crowd and hundreds of happy faces! So a big thanks to our generous sponsor – Supercell!

On the stage we had a short presentation where Supercell introduced Reaktor, the company who is behind the Hello World Open.

Reaktor presented The Story behind the exciting competition. Originally the company had a coding competition called Pong camp in 2012, which was so much fun that they decided to organize a national coding competition in Finland, the first Hello World Open. It was a massive success, and this year they are going global and organizing the competition together with Supercell! The original reason was to have fun and make coding sexy, as well as teach programming for children. In 2014 they also organized programming schools for kids in Finland.

Hello World Open finals are held on June 10 in Helsinki. Check out more in helloworldopen.com.

After presentations the evening continued as always with music, drinks and mingling. Dear reader, make note: the last gathering before the summer break is in June, so keep your eyes open and see you next time in Adams!

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 Jonna Rantanen , , , , ,

 

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Fantastic, the spring is here and soon it’s time for another exciting IGDA Finland Gathering in Club Adams! We are super happy to announce that in May our guest of honor and generous sponsor is the amazing Supercell, so see you in Erottajankatu!

The May gathering also counts as the the kick-off event for the Hello World Open semi-finals! For the past seven days, the world’s best coders have been working on the toughest coding challenge on the planet. On May 6th, we’re excited to mark the start of the three qualifying rounds to crown the first-ever world champions of coding! The championship finals will be held live right here in Helsinki on June 10th. Read more at www.helloworldopen.com.

IGDA Finland May Gathering
Time: 06.05.2014 at 19:00
Place: Club Adams, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

As usual, the cloakroom service is offered free of charge on behalf of Club Adams.

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 Jukka Huiskonen , ,

Things are getting heated in the Finnish game industry and one of the hottest companies in town is throwing Christmas party with us: Supercell!

New console generation is just around the corner and another year is upon us, which makes December Gathering the best place to meet up and reflect on the awesome past year. Supercell will make sure that you won’t get thirsty while thinking! So come join us in the Club Adams for the most Super Christmas party this year with IGDA Finland and Supercell and lets ready ourselves for the year 2014. See you there!

IGDA Finland December Gathering & Christmas Party
Time: 10.12.2013 at 19.00
Place: Club Adams, Erottaja 15-17, Helsinki Finland

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 sonjak , , , , , , ,

Slush Games track will occupy the Black Stage on November 13th.
Check out the Games track program.

At 11:30am 10 mobile game startups will hit the stage. Each one will have one lesson to share with the crowd from the first leg of their journey. After the learnings we’ll involve Kristian Segerståle and Aki Järvilehto into the discussion. What will these two experienced game developers / business leaders have to say to the startups?

The startups: Gajatri Studios (Tiina), Headnought Games (Pauli), PlayRaven (Lasse), Fat Lemon Games (Jani), Rival Games (Jukka), Boomlagoon (Antti), Small Giant Games (Markus), Nonstop Games (Juha), Tuliotus (Sami) and SongHi (Daniel).

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Other gaming related events during Slush:

Facebook’s “Getting started with Parse ­- the new way to build” workshop at the Slush Basement on November 13th – 11:00am – 1.45pm. Facebook will organise four 20 minute sessions in a row. No pre-registration needed.

The workshop will focus on:
– User acquisition using Facebook’s Mobile App Ads
– Growing your game using Facebook’s social channels
– Cross platform social integration with Unity

Neogames & IGDA Finland game industry mingle at 5pm White Stage – meet other investors, publishers and developers. Snacks and drinks available.

Official Slush party on November 13th from 9pm onwards

Women in Games networking event on November 14th, at 5pm (Teatterimuseo)