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Some thoughts about founding a games company

Some thoughts about founding a games company

On the 7th of November Supercell invited members of Women in Games Finland to a morning meet-up at their office. During the morning, CEO of Supercell, lkka Paananen kindly shared his experiences and visions as a entrepreneur with the participants. This article is mainly based on his talk. Women in Games Finland is a non-profit organization devoted in promoting diversity and inclusivity in the

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Game Industry Leadership Day 2019

Game Industry Leadership Day 2019

In the end of September IGDA Finland organized international games leadership conference in Helsinki. Finnish game industry has grown and matured over the last two decades and there is a growing need for better leadership models. At the end of 80’s game development in Finland started to be more of a team effort than a one-man job and in 2018 Finnish Game industry employed about 3200

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GameChangers meet-up with ROVIO

GameChangers meet-up with ROVIO

Special guest speaker in our April meet-up was Sophie Vo from ROVIO. Working with different mobile game companies in Europe has taught Sophie a lot about F2P games and teamwork behind the games. Sophie told about her own experiences and encouraged the participants to tap in to their passion and heart, to ensure good game development and excellent teamwork. Sophie’s amazing talk and Q&A

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GameChangers meet-up with Red Stage Entertainment

GameChangers meet-up with Red Stage Entertainment

GameChangers had invited Marjaana Auranen from Red Stage Entertainment to join our morning meet-up on Friday 23rd of March. Marjaana told the audience of our our sold out event, about founding a game company and her own background, answered all our questions  and showed us a glimpse of the studios upcoming game: Skábma – Polar Night. GameChangers host casual meet-ups monthly in Lahti. Check

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GameChangers meet-up: Keep on Jamming

GameChangers meet-up: Keep on Jamming

Theme of our February meet-up was Game Jams! In January we we’re part of the team organizing Lahti jam site as part of the Global Game Jam 2018. With us at the meet-up we had Joonas Muhonen the main organizer of the Lahti jam site, Unity expert Matti Anttila and several jammers demonstrating the games made during this epic 48h challenge. GameChangers host casual

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Finnish Game Jam Lahti 2018

Finnish Game Jam Lahti 2018

Finnish Game Jam X, a part of Global Game Jam 2018, took place 26-28nd of January. In Finland there were 26 different locations and 943 participants. GameChangers helped to organize this awesome weekend long event in Lahti. Our Lahti site was exceptional for the fact that over half of the participants were women. All the 8000 games made during the global event are free

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GameChangers morning meet-up 1.12.2017

GameChangers morning meet-up 1.12.2017

Here’s some picks from our Christmas meet-up: we had Pokitto developer Jonne Valola talking about his career and how Pokitto was born. And as usual some networking and playing games over Christmas porridge and gingerbread biscuits. GameChangers host casual meet-ups monthly in Lahti. Check out our next event from Facebook @GCproject.fi