Northern Game Summit
5th – 6th October, 2017

Bio Rex Kajaani

@ Kajaani, Finland

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Northern Game Summit, NGS for short, is a two-day conference with additional events. This year is the sixth time the event is held in the cold north of Finland.

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Speakers of the Event

We’ve got the experts from around the world

Speaker
John Romero is an award-winning game designer, level designer and programmer whose work spans over 130 games, 107 of which have been published commercially, including the iconic works Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake. Romero co-owns Romero Games and is at work on a new first-person shooter, a genre he pioneered.
JOHN ROMERO - US

President at Romero Games Ltd.

Speaker
After having worked in the industry for a couple of years Alexander started Out Of Bounds Games in 2015 and the studio's first title Laser Disco Defenders was released last year for PC and Console. His main areas of interest include procedural generation, graphics programming, workflow optimization and making games that feel great to play.
ALEXANDER BIRKE - UK

Indie Developer

Speaker
Timo is responsible for maintaining the overall vision and architecture of Reforged Studios’ in-house game engine. Before joining the company, he was the lead programmer on The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land (Next Games) and Next Car Game: Wreckfest (Bugbear Entertainment).
TIMO HEINÄPUROLA - FI

Senior Engineer at Reforged Studios

Speaker
In the past 25+ years 'Haxu' has participated creating virtual worlds, games, sound design, music, web services, software, mobile content, commercials, TV-programs, movies and events. Currently he's working as a Producer at Housemarque, fronting the band "National Nightmare", and consulting and coaching interesting companies and projects.
SAMI HAKALA - FI

Producer at Housemarque

Speaker
Committed, passionate and energetic industry professional with entrepreneurial skillset, Nikolina has initiative, adaptability, courage, ability and drive to motivate others. She gets things done on time, by smart thinking, working hard and empowering teams.
NIKOLINA ZIDAR - FI

CEO at Full XP

Speaker
Joonas is a sound and game designer from the lovely lands of Finland. His work can be heard in games such as Badland 1 & 2, Nuclear Throne, Downwell, Broforce and on his own game, Tormentor X Punisher to mention a few! Joonas runs the video game sound department at E-Studio, always looking to bring new games alive by sound.
JOONAS TURNER - FI

Sound designer and Voice actor at E-Studio

Speaker
Environment Artist with over 15 years experience in video game industry, including 10 years at Ubisoft Montreal, Salomé is passionate about creating sceneries. From FarCry 3 to Child of Light, from realism to watercolour renderings, she delights in crafting the mood and ambiance that will make a game experience truly immersive.
SALOMÉ STRAPPAZZON - FR

Lead Artist at Big Bad Wolf

Speaker
Evgeni has been in the industry for about 8 years. He juggled professions like scripting, producing, and writing until he finally managed to secure a stable living as a freelance narrative designer in late 2016. Now he's mainly working with small indie teams on the projects like The Long Reach, Phantom Trigger, and Veterans Online to name a few.
EVGENI PUZANKOV - RU

Freelance Narrative Designer

Speaker
Petri is a game designer and producer with more than thirteen years of experience in the games industry. As a designer Petri is focused on user centric design, F2P and games as a service model.
PETRI IKONEN - FI

Creative Director at tracktwenty

Tickets

Early bird prices! Get yours today!

Event Pass and Event Day 1 ticket holders have access to the Bonus Stage party.
For those of you who want to support the event can always choose the Benefactor Pass - thus supporting the event.
Benefactor Pass holders get a place at the VIP Dinner and other events for before and after the conference.
Free hot drinks and snacks during the conference are included in all ticket types.
To enquire about group discounts please contact aile@northerngamesummit.org