5th annual Pride Game Jam is coming!

Pride Game Jam is a 3-day game development marathon that celebrates LGBTQIA+ people by creating a safe space where participants can create art, music, and, of course, games, by which they can freely express their gender, sexual, and romantic experiences. The event is going to happen for the 5th time this year! The well-awaited jam will take place in Pelitalo Sture (Konepajankuja 3, Helsinki), during the Pride weekend 28.6-30.6.2024.

The event is hybrid, meaning that jammers can join us in-person in Helsinki, as well as through Discord from anywhere else in the world.

The Opening Ceremony and theme announcement will be streamed on Discord server. We invited really amazing people to have talks, and we booked a Finnish Game Jam block in the Pride parade!

Follow our social media LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram for all jams announcements. You can also follow us through our official hashtags, #PrideGameJamHKI24 and #FGJ. Use these when posting about the event!

Registration to the jam: Eventbrite

Registration to the FGJ parade block (you don’t have to participate in Pride Jam to join): Google registration form

And finally, huge thank you to the city of Helsinki and Pelitalo Sture, and our sponsors Metacore and Next Games!

PROGRAM (may be subject to change)

28.6. FRIDAY
16:00 – 17:00 Registrations at the venue and on Discord
17:00 – 17:10 Opening Ceremony (stream) +
Safety and Code of Conduct
17:15 – 17:30 Keynote speech
17:30 – 18:30 Guest speakers
18:30 – 19:00 Theme Announcement +
Team building exercises! (stream + Discord)
19:00 Jammers, start your engines!
22:00 Good night Jammers!

10:00 Good morning Jammers! + coffee time together?
10:30 – 15:00 Pride Parade FGJ block
13:00 – 13:30 Guest speaker
15:00 – 16:00 Late lunch break
16:00 – 17:45 Let’s make some games.
18:00 Evening snack
19:00 Mid-point presentations
22:00 Good night Jammers

10:00 Good morning Jammers!
11:00 Snack break
11:30 Jammer Interviews! Apply?
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
15:00 Deployment! (start uploading your games)
15:30 Talks
16:00 Prelaunch! (Upload deadline! + Final edits)
16:30 LAUNCH! —> Closing Ceremony with final game presentations!
17:30 – 18:00 Jam ends!
18:00 Cleaning the venue

Crossing Latitudes Jam is here again!

We are thrilled to announce that Crossing Latitudes Jam organized by Finnish Game Jam and W Love Games in collaboration with the Brazil Embassy in Helsinki is approaching!

🗓️ Mark your calendars: 30.05 – 02.06.2024 

For the second year we invite you to the exciting journey that transcends borders and bridges the gap between two vibrant gaming communities from Brazil and Finland.  As the name of the jam indicates, we welcome everyone to be part of an extraordinary cross-cultural collaboration no matter where in the world you are! 

Embrace the power of diversity and knowledge sharing as Finnish and Brazilian game developers and students unite for an incredible online event. Together, we’ll explore the rich tapestry of our two cultures, fostering connections, and sparking innovation in the gaming world.

How to join the jam?

To join the jam you need to click on “Join Jam” on our jam’s itch.io page – CLICK HERE.

Once you have joined the jam, make sure to join official Crossing Latitudes – Discord server which will be the main platform for the online jam. In Discord you will find more information and guidelines of the jam.​

What’s in store for you?

✨ Cultural Fusion

Immerse yourself in a unique experience where Finnish and Brazilian game development expertise intertwine. Discover new perspectives, narratives, and artistic styles that transcend boundaries.

​✨ Cross-Country Collaboration

Forge lasting connections with talented individuals from both Finland and Brazil. Engage in fruitful discussions, exchange ideas, and fuel your creativity with the collective wisdom of two dynamic gaming communities.

​✨ Knowledge Sharing

Learn from the best! Participate in enlightening discussions, and mentorship throughout the jam, gaining invaluable insights into game design, storytelling, technology, and more, as industry experts share their wisdom.

​✨ Collaborative Game Development

Team up with like-minded enthusiasts and put your skills to the test! Embark on an exciting game development journey, fueled by the fusion of Finnish and Brazilian influences. Create innovative games that capture the essence of cultural exchange and friendship.

​✨ Gains and Recognition

Showcase your talent and open the doors to amazing opportunities! Earn recognition from a distinguished panel of judges, including renowned game developers and industry leaders. Your creativity could be rewarded and celebrated on an international stage, with showcasing your team and work at annual international game development conference W Love Games (October 12-13, 2023)!

​The event is free to attend and you can join by simply registering at dedicated itch.io page. The event will be hosted fully online through Discord and Twitch channels, and accessible for everyone. 

​Ready to embark on this incredible adventure? Register now and secure your spot in the Finland-Brazil Game Jam. Together, let’s redefine the boundaries of game development, one cultural exchange at a time!

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!