Greetings from Finnish Game Day and White Nights!

Third place winners of the Bit1 competition, team Period of Play here to tell a bit about our experience in Finnish Game Day and the White Nights conference in Saint Petersburg 27.-29.6.2018! This was the first time any of us had the opportunity to attend such large-scale events centered around the business side of the […]

Interviews and speeches of Bit1 Helsinki published on YouTube!

All the interviews and speeches are now published on our YouTube channel! Enjoy these: Speeches: Wilhelm Taht: From Snake to a 50bn Dollar Industry in Less Than 20 Years Samuli Syvähuoko, Sisu Game Ventures: How to attract investors for your game Arja Martikainen, Games Jobs Finland: Games industry – How do you secure your job […]

The winner is Team Colbanum with Space Hen Hassle!

The first-ever Bit1 Game Award has now been given. The judges –  Mikko Kodisoja (Supercell), Samuli Syvähuoko (Sisu Game Ventures), Wilhelm Taht, Teemu Närhi (Fingersoft) and Karoliina Korppoo (Veikkaus) – thought that the quality of the games was very good. They were all entertaining, fun and well made. The jury was pleased of the quality […]

Turku´s finalists revealed

All of our finalists are now confirmed. The finalists of Turku were chosen in Turku ICT Showroom in 8th March. The judges were Taisto Suominen (Turku AMK), Liisa Lehtonen (Boost Turku startup)  and Jukka Kodisoja (Rival Games Ltd). Finalists are  Team Aioni with a game called Fuzzy Runners and Team Boss Loop with Boss Loop. […]

PreBit Oulu winners announced!

Pre Bit Oulu competition and networking event was held on Friday April 27th, 2018. The three finalists from Oulu are Death By Overwork, Arktik Kirkle and Red Shirt Games.  Jury in Oulu were Jussi Autio, John Rantala from Round Zero, Antti Kananen from Koukoi Games.     Death By Overwork’s game is Ninja! Not a […]

PreBit Tampere winners confirmed!

PreBit Tampere was held last Thursday, 26.4. and we can now present our next batch of finalists.   Taneli Lyytikäinen (Bon Games), Niko Mäkelä (Traplight Games), Sami Kojo (Random Potion) and Gareth Noyce (TripleEh?) gave overall credit to the level of technical execution of the demos. The winners stood out with their unique approaches and […]

The first Bit1 Game Award finalists have been announced!

PreBit Helsinki finalists have been selected from 16 teams. They are Team Wreckage, Team LunarByte and Penitent wardens.   In the judges opinion, the teams presented their games well. There was a large variaty of  games, partly because of the varying development time.  Generally, the level was very good and the students very skilled. For […]

PreBits are held this week: watch the live feed on facebook!

Our search for the best Finnish game by a dev team of students is getting closer. The preliminaries are held this week and will be broadcasted live on facebook. We are ready to give the Bit1 Game Award  on May 16-17! The preliminaries begin on Wednesday April 25th with 34 excellent dev teams around Finland. […]

Judges for PreBit Helsinki confirmed!

The preliminary rounds are coming soon, and prepping is in full gear. We’re very happy to announce the judges for PreBit Helsinki! Sonja Ängeslevä is working at Unity as Product Director, focusing on mobile multiplayer games.  Her expertise is in data informed product development, where she pinpoints needs, finds bottlenecks and identifies opportunities for growth […]