How to apply

Bit1? PreBits?

The best Finnish student game is chosen in the national game competition Bit1. The preliminaries, PreBits, are held in three events. You can choose in which Prebit you apply for. The competing teams receive feedback for their games from the judges in both PreBits and final and between the events.

”Making a game demo is a great learning experience and I think it is the best way to learn how games are made (and shipped). When you go through the whole process you learn a great deal every time.” – Sami Nurmio; gaming industry pioneer, PreBit-judge

Application process 2022

Eligibility to apply: read the Competition Rules here.

Next application period will be around 02-03/2022.

The following material submitted for the entry by each team:

  • Game design canvas
  • 1 min video of game core loop
  • Answers given to questions of the preliminary assignment

The games approved to compete can be on any platform, either single or multiplayer, though we cannot yet guarantee the VR-game testing possibilities.

There is a bit time to develop the game further between PreBit and the finals. It is not expected to have everything looking polished when you apply, but the core loop has to be playable. The focus is in game concept, design ideas and plans.

PreBit format

  • Jury of three game industry pros
  • 3min pitching
  • 3min Q&A
  • Judges will test the games before the event

From each PreBit the best 3 teams are chosen to compete at the finals (the organizers have the right to change the number of final teams if compelling needs so require).

Dates, times and locations

Helsinki region Prebit TBA
Turku region Prebit TBA
Tampere region Prebit TBA
All are online.

Links to materials

  • Application form (opens to

Attachments needed in the requested format on your application

  • Game design canvas: 
  • Core loop video:
    • Attach a downloadable link to the application form
    • Format preferably mp4