Finnish Game Jam, #FGJX, celebrates the tenth anniversary of Global Game Jam by once again arranging game development events throughout the country. On this special year, we additionally encourage various game jam stunts. Finland partakes in the GGJ now for the ninth time.
Participation in Finland is possible in more than 20 locations all the way from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, and we are expecting close to a thousand hobbyists and professionals taking part.
Game jams are crucial for many cities. The main organizer of FGJ Lahti, Joonas Muhonen, notes that jams are excellent meeting places for people interested in game development, especially in the cities where there’s not yet many game companies or game education. “In January’s jams you feel like you’re part of a bigger game dev family, and that might very well draw people in”, continues Muhonen.
Read the full press release (in Finnish) from here.