GameChangers – Women in the Game Industry

GameChangers is a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESR) and run by Lahti University of Applied Sciences together with game industry companies and actives.

GameChangers aims to increase diversity in the game industry, with an emphasis on getting more girls and women interested and involved in the industry.

As part of the project, we visit high schools and vocational institutions and tell them about different study options that will help them to get to the game industry. We will also run a free coaching program for people who are interested in the industry. This coaching program will be held twice during the project. At the end of each coaching program, we will arrange an online event where the coaching program participants have an opportunity to present their game demos to an international audience.

Screenshot Days

Screenshot days are informal and fun gaming events held at local high schools and vocational institutes. Besides playing games and having fun, the events promote study opportunities for game industry and introduce female role models from the game industry to encourage more girls to consider the field as a viable option for them. If you want us to come to your school or institute, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beta Coaching Program

A free coaching program aimed at people who already have skills and experience that can be utilized in the game industry. During the coaching program, we will go through skills like entrepreneurship and internationalization, not forgetting developing new ideas, teamwork and networking skills. Read more about the coaching program from the Beta Coaching Program page.

Point-and-Click events

Point-and-Click events are virtual game demo corners where the participants from the Beta coaching program will have an opportunity to showcase their game demos to an international audience and grow their networks. If you want show off your game at the point-and-click events, sponsor the event or otherwise get involved please drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!

Contact us:

Project Manager
Ari Hautaniemi

Project Coordinator
Ria Gynther