Finnish Game Jam launched its scholarship program with FGJ Train Jam 2016 (US) Scholarship. We got 12 applications, and with many excellent applicants the selection process was a hard one. We emphasized the jamming experiences of the candidates when making the selection.
Samuli Jääskeläinen was selected for having an exquisite jamming background. He has been involved in the Global Game Jam since 2012, and has participated not only in the Finnish sites, but traveled across the world to jam in different surroundings. With already a couple of dozen jam games in his portfolio, he’s not afraid of taking risks and experimenting when jamming. Samuli says he is “excited to get dizzy programming on a moving train, meet lots of people and see the beautiful rural landscapes of Northern America!” We are proud to send Samuli to the Train Jam 2016 to represent the Finnish jamming scene, and can’t wait to hear his experiences from the trip!