Beta Coaching Program

Beta-coaching program is free of charge intensive introduction to game industry and game development. Program is aimed mainly for women, but is not not limited for only women.  Two coaching programs are conducted during 2018-2019. First program run from October 2018 to January 2019 and the second program from February 2019 to the end of May 2019. You will find the schedules at the end of this page.

Participants are coached to find and amplify existing skills relevant with game industry employment, as well as introduced with new tools and work methods relevant to the field. The coaching program also includes themes such as teamwork, hands on game development from idea to a demo, pitching, agile methods, networking, as well as enhancing business and entrepreneurial skills and international mindset.

Spring 2019 | BETA coaching program, schedule

MODULE 1 – THEORY
18.2.2019   |  Introduction, overview to the game industry, meeting the mentors
22.2.2019   |  Teamwork in game industry
5.3.2019     |  Design thinking and idea creation in games
7.3.2019     |  Diversity in games, Game genres
8.-9.3.19    |  Game Jam!
12.3.2019   |  Feedback session

MODULE 2 – TECHNOLOGY
14.3.2019   |  Game Development Resources: from graphics to sounds
19.3.2019   |  Excursion to Tampere: Finnish Game Museum, game company visits
22.3.2019   |  Unity for beginners
26.3.2019   |  Unity advanced edition
28.3.2019   |  Streaming, game comminty and online thecnologies
2.4.2019     |  Pitching & meeting the mentors
4.4.2019     |  Feedback session

MODULE 3 – EXECUTION
11.4.2019    |  Career in games
18.4.2019    |  Commercialization of a game; Feedback session
25.4.2019    |  Marketing, financing and distributing games, meeting the mentors
7.5.2019      |  Feedback session
14.5.2019    |  Setting up the online Games Exhibition
24.5.2019    |  Point & Click Games Exhibition and ending party!

Spring 2019  |  BETA coaching mentors

Felicia Prehn          |  Nopia Oy Ltd
Salla Hiiskoski        |  Futureplay
Sari Lindberg         |  Remedy Entertainment
Joonas Muhonen  |   Tingleware
Paula Penttinen     |  Unicorn Pirates & Full XP

Autumn 2018 | BETA coaching schedule

15.10.2018  at 10-16   Introduction
17.10.2018  at 10-16   NATURAL TENDENCIES™ Analysis | Project Management
30.10.2018  at 10-16   Future Forecasting | Design Thinking | Teams and Group Processes
01.11.2018  at 10-16   Theory day @Tampere
06.11.2018  at 10-16   Game Development Tools |Gaming Communities, Platforms & Streaming
08.11.2018  at 10-16   Game Design Resources | Game Design elements
13.11.2018  at 10-16   Unity
20.11.2018  at 10-16   Pitching | Group Dynamics
04.12.2018  at.10-16   Starting a business in games
11.12.2018  at 10-16   Business Model Canvas
13.12.2018  at 10-16   Marketing and Distribution in Games | Christmas Lunch
15.01.2019  at 10-16   Meeting with mentors | Game Design elements
31.01.2019  at 10-16   Point & Click Games Exhibition

Autumn 2018| BETA coaching mentors

Elina Arponen                  |  Quicksave
Mia Lähteenmäki            |  Rovio
Olesja Marjalaakso
        |  Polka Dot Studio
Laura Snellman-Junna  |  Barona
Henna Tuunainen           |  Kuuasema
Joonas Muhonen            |  Tingleware