Oulu-based Developer/Publisher Fingersoft is the latest company to sponsor the Sami Game Jam.
Young aspiring uphill racer and occasional 2-D company spokesman, Bill Newton was excited about the game jam. “We’re proud to support the event,” he said.
“It’s probably going to be a crazy uphill race to crank out some interesting and enlightening games during that week. And who doesn’t like a good race, right? In fact, I’d love to be driving up the hills in northern Finland and checking out the Northern Lights this time of year.”
Fingersoft is truly happy to sponsor the Finnish Game Jam organizing such a unique event. It will be an interesting opportunity for the participants to learn more about Sami culture, and this is a creative way to spread awareness across the country, he concluded.
The original idea for organizing a game jam on Sami culture came from Tony Manninen, the founder of Oulu based game company Ludocraft. Manninen is full of great ideas and we are happy to make this one happen!
We are also proud to announce that Ludocraft is sponsoring the Sami Game Jam! Ludocraft was founded as early as 1994 as part of a university research group that later became an independent game studio. One of the early members of the Ludocraft team, Mikael Latva is also taking part of the event as a jammer.
Tony Manninen and Ludocraft are looking forward to see what kind of games are born at the jam.
See Ludocraft’s portfolio here: http://www.ludocraft.com/
Our first game company sponsor is Veikkaus.
Veikkaus has an internal game studio that produces all of Veikkaus’ high quality slot games – and they are very jam-friendly! Veikkaus Game Studio also sponsored and participated to the Finnish Game Jam 2018. You can check out their produced jam games from here:
“We here at Veikkaus Game Studio want to support the Finnish game industry in all possible ways and thus we’re very excited to be sponsoring Sami Game Jam! This is a great possibility for people to know more about the Sami culture and also for the Sami youth (and also the elderly!) to learn more about game development and culture”, states Henri Lindgren, Head of Studio at Veikkaus Game Studio.
Veikkaus was also just listed as one of the “Top 10 innovations from Finland” by The Guardian.
We are happy to have support from one of the Finland’s oldest game companies!
We have closed our jammer application and sent the invitation letters to all jammers accepted to the jam. We got a lot of good applications and there is a waitlist for the jammers in case there are cancellations. We are looking forward to see all these talented jammers and brave Sami to join their forces in game creation at Utsjoki in less than two weeks away!
We have opened application for the jammers at: https://goo.gl/forms/VUONG9CFIQP287ki1. Whether you have experience on game making or not, you are welcomed to apply! We are looking for jammers around the world with sami background or expertise in game creation and game jams. The accommodation and food will be provided, travel expenses with a limited budget.
The application deadline is 3.2.2018, 16:00 EET and all applicants will be notified by email latest on 5.2.2018.