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!
For the love of games!
BIG STEPS ARE ALREASY MADE
W Love Games is registered as a non-profit organization with aim to expand the programs and support for game developers of all interests and backgrounds, together with our incredible partners around the world!
Visit our brand new pages as it will be the main hub of our community and conference proceedings.
In early 2023, all content from this domain will be merged with
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
Tickets sales are now open
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!
Make sure to sign up to our newsletter to receive the news on the library launch date.
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Dr. Jakin Vela is a sociologist and researcher, his work highlights the effects of marginalization, group solidarity, and inclusion in virtual gaming spaces and organizational structures, especially among underrepresented groups. He integrates his professional background in law, non-profit leadership, film production, entrepreneurship, and higher education to support the professional and career development of others.
Camilla is a Brazilian game designer who, for the last six years, has worked on Hay Day, at Supercell. She has experience developing free to play mobile games, virtual worlds and educational experiences. On any given day, you’ll find her playing farming games, lazing around with her cat, or thinking up stories about chill beachside witches.
Ari Arnbjörnsson is an Unreal Engine Evangelist at Epic Games. He has 15 years of varied games industry experience ranging from social, web and mobile games to console games. His latest work before joining Epic Games was as a lead programmer on Housemarque’s BAFTA-winning Returnal for PlayStation 5.
Marjaana Auranen (Eira-Teresá Joret Mariánná)is a Co-founder, Narrative
designer and Mini Boss at Red Stage Entertainment, an Indie Game Company located in Tampere, Finland.
Her latest work is Skábma - Snowfall, an adventure game inspired by Sámi stories and culture. As a Sámi herself she has a not-so-hidden agenda to make video games more diverse.
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