#FGJ20 IS ON!

#FGJ20 has just started, and it wouldn’t be possible without Futureplay Games as our national GOLD Sponsor for the event! A huge thanks to this inspiring company with no-nonsense approach to the industry!

Follow #FGJ20 LIVE and remember to post your awesome jamming pictures to discord!

Also you can find out more what Futureplay does at http://www.futureplaygames.com/

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Finnish Game Jam 2020

The main event of the year is getting closer! Finnish Game Jam 2020 (#FGJ20) is arranged from January 31st to February 2nd, 2020 as a part of Global Game Jam.

It is again time to get jamming with the rest of the planet. Global Game Jam 2020 will be held throughout the entire world at the same time. Naturally, Finland will participate, now for the 11th time!

All sites are listed on our official Finnish Game Jam 2020 website.

Hurry up and register in chosen location in Finland at FGJ20 eventbrite.

If your area is missing a site here is your chance to organize one yourself! Site applications can be made through Global Game Jam’s website. Site application is open until January 12th, but we recommend you act fast to be able to prepare for the jam. If you have questions about organizing a site or need help feel free to contact us.

IMPORTANT! Registration is open until January 23rd 11:59 PM.

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#FGJ19 Report

Another FGJ wrapped up, thank you everyone!

Global Game Jam weekend has come and gone and we are one jam experience richer. 48 hours is a short time to develop a game from scratch, and every year we are amazed at what the jammers are able to do within such a limited timeframe!

This year in Finland we had a total of 884 jammers who developed 218 games. You can find all the games on the Global Game Jam page: 
https://globalgamejam.org/2019/games?title=&country=FI

On a global scale there were in total 47 000 jammers who made 9000 games at 860 sites in 113 countries, which makes this Global Game Jam the biggest game jam ever held! 10 new countries joined the fun, as sites were set up in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, Namibia, and Rwanda.

The global theme for GGJ19 was “what home means to you”, and jammers incorporated it in their games in countless different ways: there was homesickness, homelessness and house parties, to name a few.

We were lucky to have amazing national and local sponsors this year as well. We want to extend a big thank you to all sponsors one more time, we couldn’t have made #FGJ19 this awesome without them

The national gold sponsor was Supercell.

The national silver sponsor was Veikkaus Game Studio.

Thank you again everyone who attended or followed the action through our streams and social media, it was a blast of a weekend!

See you at the next jam!

 

#FGJ19 starts soon!

It’s almost time to jam! Global Game Jam starts on Friday, January 25th, 2019. We have 26 #FGJ19 locations in total, 25 of them in Finland and one in Phuket, Thailand!

You can follow the event on Finnish Game Jam’s social media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Keep an eye on the hashtag #FGJ19! In addition there will be a Twitch stream running throughout the event.

We are also happy to tell you that the official website of #FGJ19 is now live! There you can find updates throughout the event and location info. Go for a visit:
http://www.finnishgamejam.com/2019/

We have also prepared a press release, read it in full here (in Finnish only):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KrRjMGfaJ07ZmgsIEFoP25IyoCqEYnBQ-rSTzBS1i8s/edit?usp=sharing

Let’s jam!

Register to #FGJ19!

Finnish Game Jam, as part of Global Game Jam, is the big event we’ve all been waiting for! Global Game Jam happens all around the world during the weekend of 25-27 January 2019, and in Finland there are many jamming locations to choose from.

With only a couple of weeks to go there’s still plenty of time to join the fun! Registrations to the Finnish events is done in Eventbrite.

Here you can find a list of all locations in Finland: http://finnishgamejam.eventbrite.com

Registration is open until January 23rd 11:59 PM. At the moment there are 21 public #FGJ19 locations in 15 cities.

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