Upcoming events

January 23rd – from 17:00 in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14) sponsored event with Veikkaus


February 27´th – from 17:00 in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14) sponsored event with Neste Jacobs


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January 23rd – VEIKKAUS (sponsored event)


2018 kicks off IGDA Finland Turku Hub events with January gathering sponsored by VEIKKAUS!

Come and meet their team and learn more about their gamedev practices on Tuesday 23rd of January in Saaristobaari from 17:00, see you there 😉

September 26th – TALENTED (sponsored event)

Welcome to September gathering sponsored by Talented from Helsinki!

Talented is a new management agency for developers and members of software development teams. Among many of their customers, you can find names such as Remedy, Armada and many others 😀

Join us on Tuesday 26th of September from 17:00 in Saaristobaari!

August 29th – UP YOUR GAME

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub August gathering with

Game Research Network


on 29th of August from 17:00 at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14)

May 30th opening of The Hive – Turku Game Hub


Newly established game hub in Turku – The Hive, have the pleasure of inviting You to official opening party on May 30th from 18:00 o’clock at hub premises (Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 – Pharma City, 20520 Turku). The afterparty will take place at Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14).
You are kindly asked to register for free before 25.05.2017:

More information can be found on our website

for more specific questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Natasha Bulatovic Trygg
+358 44 2077273

NOTE: One of our close partners THE SHIFT – business conference in Turku (31.05.-01.06.2017) will provide a special offer for game developers:

149€ = 2 DAY PROFESSIONAL PASS + 2 NIGHTS STAY (30.5.-1.6.) AT BORE HOSTEL* Use the code hive

21.03.2017 @17:00 in Saaristobaari

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Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku hub March gathering with theme:


Special guests are:
Olli Sinerma (FIVR)
Anton Korhonen (Viversion)
Veli-Pekka Kokkonen (3rd Eye Studios)

Additionally ”Finnish Innovations” will give the presentation about crowdfunding opportunities for Finnish game companies.

Event will take place on Tuesday, 21st of March in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14) from 17:00, see you there!


We wish to invite you to IGDA Finland Turku Hub February gathering with topic “Women in Games”!

Very special ladies are joining our event and wish to open this topic in a panel discussion:

Karoliina Korppoo (Colossal Order, Tampere)

Sonja Ängeslevä (Unity, Helsinki)

Eevi Korhonen (Remedy, Helsinki)

Agnieszka Besz (RedLynx, Helsinki)

The event will take place on Friday, 24th of February from 17:00 in Saaristobaari (Aurakatu 14). Panel discussion starts at 18:00


New Year is here and time for new IGDA Finland Turku Hub gatherings to start rolling 😀 Book your calendars: Wednesday 25th of January, from 18:00 in Saaristobaari.

Our first gathering for 2017 will honor RETRO GAMES! Our special guests are Antti from Retromagia and Academic Nintendo Club Ry who will provide the authentic Nintendo gaming experience throughout the event.

See you there!


07.12.2016 @ 18:00

Welcome to our IGDA Turku Hub December gathering!
We are preparing a great Xmas party with a demo corner, bpoard games, party games and secret Santa at Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel on 7th of December from 18:00

For teams who wish to show their games, please register here:

And what about secret Santa?
If you wish to participate and be a secret Santa, bring a small gift and at the end of the event we will share the presents 😀

04.10.2016 @ ICT Talo and Saaristobaari


We wish to welcome GOOGLE as a special guest to Turku game dev scene 😀
Join our IGDA Finland Turku Hub gathering with Google on the 4th of October, we have a full-day programme:

13:00 – 14:30 Presentation and Q&A at ICT Talo (auditorium Delta)
17:00 – 18:30 IGDA Turku Hub gathering (venue: Saaristo Baari, Aurakatu 14, Turku)
18:30 – Networking, free drinks

See you there!

27.09.2016 @ Saaristo Baari, time: 18:00


Welcome to IGDA Finland Turku Hub September Gathering!

We wish to invite you to “Game Music & Audio Design” gathering on 27th of September at Saaristo Baari, starting from 18:00.
Our guest speakers are Ilmari Hakkola from Rovio and Jussi Elsilä from FakeFish.

That is not all! We are having a demo corner so those who are interested to present their game, please fill the following form:

See you there!

13.08.2016 @ Kupittaan puisto, time: 18:00


Summer holidays are here, and there is no better way to celebrate summer than having a picnic with your game dev crew😉
On Wednesday 13th of July we shall have picnic at Kupittaa park (same area as we had last year) from 18:00 and then we will continue the party at SparkUp with nerdy karaoke and games (both video and board games). Bring own snacks and drinks along, we have sponsor for some seriously strong coffee by “Warrior Coffee”, that should keep you up all night😀



We wish to invite you to IGDA Finland Turku Hub June gathering together with Boost Startup Journey 2016!
The event will take place at Hunter’s Inn on the 8th of June from 17:00 (presentations will start from 18:00). We wish to share some stories of previous journeys and present this year’s participants that are taking part of Game Track – Journey, which has been organized for the first time!

Lets support our young game devs, see you next week 😀



Turku Game Day is here again! After the marvelous Game Day all game enthusiasts are welcome to continue a “Game Night” with IGDA Finland Turku HUB May gathering @ SparkUp.


17:00 Doors and demo corner open
18:00 Nicholas Lovell (founder of GAMESbrief and author of the Curve)
18:45 Rival Games
19:15 NordicEdu
19:45 Appstar Oy
20:15 -> Networking, playing, drinking, partying

From the demo corner you can find a bunch of cool and fresh games like:

• Armadillo Adventure: Draw & Roll – Tuiske Productions
• The Detail 3rd Episode – Rival Games
• Galactic Echoes – Ikoniac
• Pixel Privateers from Quadro Delta
• PlanetShock *new features – BitByByte Creations

Evening is sponsored by Boost Turku and Turku Game Lab.
Don’t miss out on this awesome event!