W ❤ Games is a game developers conference in Helsinki that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion in games and tech development.
“W” stands for women but also for “we” as people, we who play and make games, we of all backgrounds and interests that games bring together and make all differences disappear!
The event is FREE to attend, the registration is requited in order to receive all the access to the content and network with the rest of the participants. We aim at have hybrid event with the venue in the heart of Helsinki, but as the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, we are ready to host the event fully online. Make sure to subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and receive all the updates directly to your email.
Our event is for the 4th year taking place in the heart of Helsinki, and we wish to invite
you to join us as a partner in creating the most memorable gamedev event this year!
Join W Love Games 2022 as a partner or a sponsor!
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
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W LOVE GAMES LIBRARY
Together with our partners, we are building a free-access library of valuable resources, including the talks and shared materials from the previous W Love Games events, that we aim to grow further!
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Here are some of the highlights from W <3 Games 2021 speaker introductions
Nacho is a programmer at Supercell. Since joining 6 years ago, he has spent most of his time working on Hay Day, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2022. Native of Barcelona, he started in the games industry working on a game for the N-Gage at Digital Legends, where he spent many years working on a good deal of different platforms, before coming to Finland to work at Remedy, seduced by the cabins and the excellent heavy metal.
Marina Díez (she/her) is a Spanish award-winning game designer based in London, UK. She's the CEO and Creative Director at Three of Cups Games, a games studio based in London; and works for different games studios around the world: currently part of Dordogne as their lead game designer. Marina is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and a BAFTA Crew member.
Zsuzsa is the Special Advisor for video games & esports at the Consulate General of Finland in LA and is responsible for trade promotion activities on the West Coast of the US. As part of the Team Finland network, she advises Finnish companies on their market entry efforts and promote the Finnish video games & esports industries in the US.
Prior to moving to LA, she worked in the games industry (Digital Chocolate/Sumea Studio, Mindfield Games), edu tech and advertising spaces in Finland in roles ranging from design, project management and marketing. She has spoken at several industry events including Pocket Gamer Connects, Gamesbeat, GDC, the Esports Business Summit, and the Nordic Oscar Weekend, and is also the co-vice chair of an IGDA Special Interest Group.
Wanda O Rly a.k.a. Valtteri Lahti is the COO of Psyon Games Oy, the chairman of the game business cooperative EXPA, IDGA hub lead of Jyväskylä, and a passionate drag artist and science communicator. For the past 5 years Wanda has been at Psyon Games working on a new line of business fusing together the game industry and the life science industry by creating digital health awareness strategies based on gamified information.
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