Bit1 competition is a place where young game developers from all over the country gather together and compete with their own games.

Each year a jury of game industry professionals will choose one team to win the title of the best student game in Finland and the winning team will receive their trophy at the Finnish Game Awards.

Bit1 was launched as a platform for students to showcase their talent, get professional feedback on their work as well as connect with other students around the country.

This kind of events offers young game developers a place to get mentoring and network with professionals in bit more casual setting. It is also great platform for students to test their ideas and help them to launch their games!

Crowd looking at pitch happening on the stage

In the spring of 2024 the reins were passed from Helsinki Games Capital to the dynamic team behind Espoo Game LAB. The next edition might thus be a little bit different, but fear not – we are confident that the competition will continue to serve as a springboard for emerging young talents! *Buujaah!*

In 2023 Bit1 was organized by Helsinki Games Capital, that supports capital area game industry community, operations and culture. 

Bit1 competition was originally launched as part of the Chips For Game Skills -project (2017-2020), which focused on identifying the needs of the game industry and develop the education on the basis of those needs. The project also aimed at intensifying dialogue and co-operation among employers, educators and students in the field. First Bit1 was organized in spring 2018 at Tampere.

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