Pride Game Jam #1

Hello everyone!

Awake from the pandemia melancholia – It’s Pride Game Jam time! Pride Game Jam HKI is a three day game jam that celebrates LGBTQ+ people by creating a safe space for expressing one’s gender, sexual and romantic experience through art, music and of course games!

The event is part of Helsinki Pride Week 2020, and is organized by Finnish Game Jam Ry in partnership with Helsinki Pride Ry. Helsinki Pride Week is traditionally held in June, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it will be held in September and therefore, so will Pride Game Jam HKI.

We’ve been planning it for a while and now it’s finally here — Pride Game Jam HKI. Join us to celebrate all colours of the rainbow at Arcade5 or remotely online!

Tickets are already available! Go to Eventbrite already now! And don’t forget to share the Facebook event with friends!

If you have questions about the jam feel free to contact us! pridegamejamhelsinki@gmail.com

See you at the Jam!

JAM JAM 2020!

We are happy to announce that the 4th international Jam Jam Festival will be held on 13-15 June 2020! Jam Jam is a festival & retreat for jam organizers, jammers and jam lovers from all over the world. Get ready, registration in Eventbrite is already open!

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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Finnish Game Jam Awards 2019

Dear jammers and all jam-minded people! We are glad to invite you all to the Finnish Game Jam Awards 2019!

A good amount of jams have happened this season, and we’re happy that all of you jammers and volunteers, both old and new, made these events possible. Together we want to celebrate the spirit of jamming community and creativity that has no limits!

When: 13th of December, 18:00-23:00.
Where: Arcade5, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki
Why: Because we can!

Some programme highlights include red carpet, good music, official award ceremony, fancy photoshoots and fantastic people.

Join the event by purchasing the ticket through Eventbrite link.
You can find the Facebook event
here.

See you all there!

Pocket Jam #4

Pocket Games Connects Conference returns to Helsinki on 1-2 October 2019, and so does Pocket Jam! The Pocket Jam is run now for the fourth time at the heart of the conference, and while the setting is ideal for making a mobile game, you can always choose your own platform and technology.

Pocket Gamer Connects is Europe’s biggest mobile games conference with developers, investors and other industry experts from all over the world, as well as fringe events like indie demo expo and pitching. Due to the event’s huge success it will move to a new venue in 2019! PGC Helsinki will take over The Cable Factory in Ruoholahti.

Tickets are now available in Eventbrite! You can find the tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-jam-4-tickets-72148170119

The participants will receive full access to the conference program, expo and networking events plus all the other benefits that come with the conference ticket and a seat to jam. 

In addition the participants who finish and upload their game according to the deadline will have a chance to win a ticket to the PGC London in January 2020, and a chance to present their game there. All uploading teams will be also automatically considered as candidates of the Finnish Game Jam Awards 2019.

See you there!

Pocket Jam #4
1-2 October 2019
Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
#pocketjam4


Pocket Gamer Connects is Europe’s biggest mobile games conference. PGC Helsinki is one of the several PGC events held during 2019. All of these events provide value to a wide range of industry players, from global corporations looking to hone their strategy, down to indie developers seeking a little inspiration and new contacts.
Website: https://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/

The Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas) is the largest cultural centre in Finland. It houses 3 museums, 10 galleries, dance theatres, art schools, artists, bands and companies. Around 900 people work at the Cable Factory on a daily basis, and each year nearly 340,000 people attend special events.
Website:https://www.kaapelitehdas.fi/en/info

ASM Game Jam ‘19

It is that time of the year again: Assembly Summer! The Assembly Computer Festival is one of the biggest demo parties and computer festivals in the world, and as per usual there will be the ASM Game Jam during the weekend! ASM Game Jam always has a certain atmosphere, thanks to the unique surroundings that offers endless inspiration.

Registration is open in Eventbrite! You can either buy a jam ticket that grants you not just entry to the game jam, but to the entire event as well! You can also buy a regular ticket from the Assembly’s own ticket store and register to participate in the game jam in Eventbrite for free.

You can find the registration here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asm-game-jam-19-tickets-63682507093

See you there!

ASM Game Jam ‘19
1-4 August 2019
Messukeskus, Helsinki
#ASMjam #ASMparty


Assembly Summer is a demo party and a computer festival that has been organized since 1992, and is one of the biggest and most respected demo-scene events in the world. In 2019 the event expects over 5000 visitors.
Website: https://www.assembly.org/summer19

Jam Jam 7-9 June 2019

It’s soon time for the third international Jam Jam Festival! The festival is held in the beginning of June in a cozy summer cottage environment. We are expecting more than 70 visitors this year!

Jam Jam is a festival and retreat for game jam organizers and anyone interested in learning, discussing and sharing ideas on game jams. Jam Jam 2019 is organized by the Finnish Game Jam and located in the middle of a Finnish forest, on a mountain called Sappeenvuori – only around 2h car ride from Helsinki.

The event consists of a one-day seminar with talks on game jams and jam games and one day of retreat. On the seminar day visitors can attend talks by many interesting game industry speakers. We have speakers from Finland, India, UK, Poland and Romania joining the Jam Jam this year!

On the retreat day you can decide what you work on – bring your jam organizing team and work with planning or debriefing your jams or come without an agenda and talk with all other jam organizers and jam-organizers-to-be, brainstorming new jams and sharing lessons on organizing events.

The venue is on top of the mountain Sappeenvuori, surrounded by beautiful Finnish nature and the power of the midnight sun of the Northern summer. The lodgings consist of eight well-equipped cabins with saunas and hot tubs.

Registration to the event is open! We have different ticket types, you can choose whichever best suits your needs. You can join for one day or the full weekend!
Tickets are on sale in Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jam-jam-2019-tickets-56827437395

The event website is open! You can visit it here: http://www.finnishgamejam.com/jamjam
You can also follow us on social media to get the updates right away.

We are looking forward to jam jams with you!


Jam Jam Festival
7-9 June 2019
#jamjam #jamjam19
Sappee, Pälkäne
https://www.sappee.fi/fi

#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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