Northern Game Summit
6th – 7th October, 2016

Bio Rex Kajaani

@ Kajaani, Finland

About The Event

Northern Game Summit, NGS for short, is a two-day conference with additional events. After four years, NGS has formed into an annual event for networking between the Newcomers and the Professionals of the game development trade. NGS provides an easygoing environment for game creators to mingle, connect and exchange ideas.

The conference is still being set-up and information will be provided as soon as possible. Stay tuned.

Every year the participants have prized the friendly and comfortable yet informative feel of our event and we do our best to live up to your expectations once more.

To check out last years venue, you can find last years page here.

The Schedule is under construction. Check back for updates!

Bonus Stage Party

The official party of NGS Bonus Stage Party will be held on the evening after the first conference day on 6th October at Club 96.

Awesome people, a DJ, food, open bar and a small number of exhibitors giving you an ample opportunity to mix pleasure with business.


Our Esteemed Partners for NGS 2016

Our heartfelt thanks to all of our partners for making NGS possible. We could not do it without you!

For Your Information

Generic Information About This Event

Because they are cats.
And they are nicer than demons. Look, here is one for you right now:


BTW we are fairly certain that lions count as cats.

NGS 2012
The year 2012 was the year of the first NGS ever. It was held at the campus of the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences and was organized by university in close collaboration with CEMIS Development program.
It culminated with the VIP Pool Party, which legend is still alive at the campus.

NGS 2013
Year 2013 saw the move to the new venue location - the Bio Rex cinema. The attendees fell in love with the plush seats and the big silver screens. The event itself was characterized by pitching contests, two to be precise: the smaller NGS Pitch on the 1st day and the superb Playground Challenge Final with the grand prize of 50 000 € on the 2nd day.

NGS 2014
The NGS 2014 will be forever remembered for the awesomeness of the Bonus Stage (the soirée) thanks to the cool guys at Fingersoft and the longest poop joke in the world as presented by Tomáš Jech. It was also the first time the Very Important Persons at the event were welcomed by the City of Kajaani in the Old Town Hall.

NGS 2015
At NGS 2015 we had our pre-event mixer party with movie makers with great success and from the feedback we decided to make it a permanent feature of the event. The event will be remembered for having speakers like Hunter Grant and Johan Torensson who brought in so many interested listeners that half of them had to sit on the floor.

NGS Event Staff

These guys and gals have worked on the NGS for a better part of a year, already. Many of them were already involved in the earlier events, too.

  • Tommi Krogerus
    Event Producer
  • Emma Karttunen
    Event Manager
  • Iikka Yli-Kuivila
    Event Manager
  • Samuli Kinnunen
    Associate Producer
  • Valtteri Koppelo
    Technical Director
  • Suvi-Pauliina Peräsarka
    Marketing Officer
  • Veronika Iun
    Financial Officer
  • Susanna Raunio
    Art Guru
  • Juho Salminen
    Web Wizard
  • Leili Mård aka Lady-with-the Hat
    Consulting Event Producer
  • Leevi Rasila
    Consulting Event Manager

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive, genuinely international university of applied sciences with a strong regional and national profile. An international learning and development community consisting of approximately 2000 students and 230 experts operates in its own compact campus area located in Kajaani’s impressive natural surroundings.

The operations and organizational structure of KAMK are based on five areas of competence: Activity Tourism, Information Systems, Nursing and Healthcare, Mechanical and Mining Engineering and Business and Innovations. The three fields of focus - activity tourism, games and vehicle informations systems - serve to provide KAMK with international competence, visibility and impact.