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Get your game startup flying!

Games Factory is an embassy for the gaming industry and a unique community hub in the heart of Helsinki, the Nordic gamedev capital. This is where it all happens: networking events, seminars, game nights, hard work and the best parties. Farm League is a game specific incubator right in the middle of it all.

We are looking for committed teams with ambitious but realistic goals, diversity, possibly previous experience in publishing games, at least one ongoing project, and a stable funding plan. Your startup can be at a very early stage – we’ve all been there. Both entertainment and serious games are welcome. Program length is tailored, but a minimum of 4 months. Both English and Finnish speaking teams are welcome – the language of group mentoring sessions depends on the language of participants.

You have two program tracks to choose from:

1. Remote
Baltic Game Incubator (BGI) is a mentoring program fully funded by the Baltic Game Industry EU project. It’s free for its participants, and includes weekly workshops with experienced professionals plus masterclasses with industry seniors and superstars.

What to expect?
– workshops
– masterclasses

OR

2. On-Site
The Farm League offers you day-to-day support and weekly workshops with experienced professionals, masterclasses with industry seniors and superstars, opportunities to get revenue by doing work-for-hire, our community and network of services and support, and a shared office at Games Factory in Kamppi, Helsinki.
The cost for your team is only 50€/person/month.

What to expect?
– workshops
– masterclasses
– day-to-day support
– office space
– network of services
– option to partner with industry top players

You can apply for both tracks with the same form.

Timeline for the January 2019 patch:
26.11.2018 – Application period ends
30.11.2018 – Invitations to the pitching event are sent at the very latest on the date
11.12.2018 – Pitching contest at Games Factory
13.12.2018 – Decisions are announced at the very latest on this date
07.01.2019 – Teams start moving in
15.01.2019 – BGI funded mentoring starts

Games Factory “Farm League" is created in collaboration between Metropolia University, Baltic Game Industry (BGI) and Helsinki Games Factory Oy.

Curious? Visit us! Farm League tours on Wednesdays, at 16:30, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, building 5. Please book a slot for the tour via suvi@gamesfactory.fi!

Questions? Please contact suvi@gamesfactory.fi, or call +35840 756 3259 on any Thursday between 11AM and 2PM!

For mentors

Are you ready for open dialogue, to share your experiences, knowledge and skills? Do you want to develop your sparring skills and utilise your expertise and experience in the best way possible? Do you want to meet the newest gamedev generation and join our interdisciplinary mentor network?

Sign up as a mentor in the Farm League Incubator Programme!

Curious? Visit us! Farm League tours on Wednesdays, at 16:30, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, building 5. Please book a slot for the tour via suvi@gamesfactory.fi!

Questions? Please contact suvi@gamesfactory.fi, or call +35840 756 3259 on any Thursday between 11AM and 2PM!

Please contact suvi@gamesfactory.fi, or call +35840 756 3259 (calling hours on Thursdays between 11AM and 2PM).

Teams currently in the incubator

DieNo Games
DieNo Games specialize in physics based puzzle/arcarde games and our main platform is mobile.
Barracuda Disaster
Game studio that brings players exciting and thrilling game experiences for PC, consoles and VR.
Lunar Byte
LunarByte is a Finnish indie game studio based in Helsinki.

Contact

SUVI KIVINIEMI
Head of Farm League
suvi(at)suvikiviniemi.com

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