Finnish Game Jam 2022

#FGJ22 is a game development event run in connection to Global Game Jam. #FGJ22 is arranged on 28th – 30th of January – as a part of Global Game Jam. With various different #FGJ22 online locations, Finland is celebrating the 13th Global Game Jam in 2022! To hear the latest updates, follow this page and our other channels:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinnishGameJam
Twitter: https://twitter.com/finnishgamejam
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/FinnishGameJam
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finnishgamejam
Discord: https://discord.gg/5hMyXB3tyQ

How to join?

Participation requires registration through our Eventbrite page – each location has their own registration. All of the locations are different, contact your local organizer if you need more info.

What is a game jam?

A game jam brings together all types of game developers, amateurs, professionals and students to innovate new games in a single weekend or a similar short time span. Typically participants work in small teams, racing to produce as complete a game as possible with limited time and resources, but unlimited creativity.

What is a Global Game Jam?

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations in every January. In 2017, jammers in 700 locations in 95 countries created over 7000 games.

What is Finnish Game Jam and #FGJ22?

Finnish Game Jam ry (FGJ) is a registered association founded to organize game jam events in Finland. Our main event is our annual game development event, which is part of the Global Game Jam (GGJ). This year’s event is called #FGJ22, and comprises of several game jam locations organized all around Finland. In #FGJ17, we had 22 locations, 888 jammers and 222 games created in one weekend!

Pride Game Jam Helsinki is here again, fully online 2-4 July 2021!

Pride Game Jam Helsinki is an annual three day game jam that celebrates LGBTQIA+ people by creating a safe space for expressing one’s gender, sexual and romantic experience through art, music and video games.

The event aims to educate on LGBTQIA+ experiences, and help budding game devs to learn key skills in teamwork, design, and familiarize with relevant software. Everyone is welcome, including allies, regardless of skill level and background.

Pride Game Jam Helsinki is part of Helsinki Pride Week 2021, and is organized by Finnish Game Jam ry in partnership with Helsinki Pride ry. Last year our jam ran as a hybrid jam, and this year we’re fully online. The main platform for the jam is our Discord server, to which you will be invited after registration. Panel talks, workshops and speakers will be streamed directly through Twitch, and game submissions will be through itch.io.

Sign up on Eventbrite

The event is completely free and the tickets are available in Eventbrite until June 27. If you sign up by June 22, you also get a care package with stickers, sponsored swag and snacks!

Before signing up, please familiarize yourself with the event’s code of conduct.

Follow our social media to find out more, and sign up for your tickets before they run out!

Eventbrite tickets: https://bit.ly/3uHp6pD

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337692694448235 

The biggest jam of the year is getting closer!

#FGJ21 will happen January 29-31st 2021, as a part of Global Game Jam. If you want to organise your own site now its the time to register.

As you may have noticed, we are having a little unconventional year, which understandably also affects jamming, and the next GGJ/ # FGJ21 jam. Therefore, we have unsurprisingly made the decision to host the next event fully online. 

Head out now to https://globalgamejam.org/ to register a site for your City, School or Company.
To name your site use the following formula:

“FGJ” + “City/School/Company/Organisation/Institution.” + “Online”

(Example: FGJ Lahti Online). 

Organising a fully online jam might be a first for most of us, so feel free to send us a message in case you have any questions! 

Check out the Eventbrite to see already established sites!

PrideGameJam HKI2020 sponsors!

PrideGameJam HKI2020 wouldn’t be possible without our great sponsors!

Oh My Game as our BRONZE Sponsor! One of the most welcoming gaming spaces in Vantaa! 👉 Go check them out at https://ohmygame.fi

Unicorn Pirates Studio as our BRONZE Sponsor for this event! Shoutout to the inclusive work they do for Gaming! Check them out at https://unicornpirates.studio

Rovio as PLATINUM Sponsor for this event! You know who they are and how amazing their games are! Pay them a visit at https://www.rovio.com

Pride Game Jam HKI 2020 speaker – Erin Somervail!

Please say welcome our second speaker and consultant of Pride Game Jam HKI 2020!

Erin Somervail – Realtime VFX Artist

Erin Somervail is a realtime VFX artist and part-time pixel artist from Berkhamsted, UK. They’ve been making games professionally for the last 3 years down in Portsmouth and have worked on a few games such as Robocraft, Hyperscape and Phantom: Covert Ops. Professionally they’re currently working for a VR games studio in Farnborough on an unannounced title, and spending a lot of their spare time developing a cute cartoony metroidvania game about a witch who must protect the balance of nature, and occasionally stream their progress online on twitch.

Get your Remote Jammer ticket on Eventbrite and watch them stream their talk on Saturday!

Pride Game Jam HKI 2020 speaker – Salli Loikkanen!

Please meet our first speaker and consultant of Pride Game Jam HKI 2020!

Salli Loikkanen – Indie Game Developer

Salli Loikkanen is the founder of a small indie game studio called Lizard Hazard Games. She’s originally from a small village near Savonlinna, but her company is currently based in Kouvola. She and her team make story-driven, humorous games with LGBTQ+ themes and characters. Previous titles include Your Royal Gayness and LoveBug, and by the time Pride Jam happens, Lovingly Evil – the Big Bad Dating Sim; a game about dating villains at the Villain Conference!

Don’t miss her talk — get your ticket to Pride Jam’s at Eventbrite now and watch the stream!

Pocket Game Jam #5

Hello everyone! Pocket Jam is now digital!

In collaboration with Pocket Gamer, Finnish Game Jam ry brings jamming to the mobile game conference Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020! The Pocket Jam is run now for the fifth time – this year entirely online. We expect to see a lot of bite sized mobile games – but you can always choose your own platform and technology. 

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 Pocket Gamer staff will review the games after the jam and award the best ones!

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. teemu@rautasydan.org

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 – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Dear Jam Enthusiasts, 

It is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling Jam Jam 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are truly disappointed that after a year’s worth of planning this year’s event, we won’t be able to bring together our fellow jammers, educators, partners, and invited guests. 

Everyone who purchased a ticket will receive a full refund in Eventbrite in the near future. We will do our best to ensure that the refunding process goes as smoothly as possible. 

We want to thank you all for your support. We believe that great things happen when the community comes together and connects all of us. Plans for Jam Jam 2021 next summer are in the works and additional details will be announced later.

If you have any questions regarding the Jam Jam 2020 cancelation please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please take care of yourselves, your family and friends! During these uneasy times, we should unite now more than ever and fight the spread of Covid-19 together by washing hands and engaging in social distancing. Stay healthy!

Faithfully yours,

FGJ team