Finnish Game Jam (FGJ) is part of the Global Game Jam 2010. Finland is taking part in the Global Game Jam for the first time this year with three locations: Helsinki, Tampere and Kajaani. Tampere location is organized by GaIn with the help of Demola and Score.

A Game Jam brings together both game development students and professionals to innovate new games in a single weekend. Global Game Jam is a worldwide event, in which several jams are organized all over the world at the same time. The event lasts 48 hours, starting on January 29 at 17:00 local time in each time zone.

The first GGJ was held in 2009 with over 1600 participants in 23 countries, producing 370 games. More information about the GGJ and examples of previous game jams and games can be found on the GGJ website, Finnish Game Jam details are found at new domain www.finnishgamejam.fi.

During the Game Jam, GaIn will be conducting research on the development process, ideation and time-constrained creativity. We are interested how this approach could be developed into a method that can be tied into game companies innovation processes.

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