Game Camps is taking startup game studios to San Francisco!


On March 18-22, the Game Camps team is participating for the second time atGame Developers Conferencein San Francisco. It is the world’s largest professional game industry event with five days of education, inspiration, and networking. As this time our delegation involves 24 startup game studios from the four countries involved. The Game Camps will have a joint stand at the event with participating teams as well as standalone investor pitching events and access to GDC educational program.

Regarding the Game Camps progress and plans at GDC 2019, Game Camps lead partner Teemu Saarelainen said, “There has been a wide range of teams involved in the Game Camps hackathons and acceleration program. We have supported them starting up their studios and preparing them for international pitching and networking. The main aim of the visit is to network with publishers and pitch in front of potential investors for the teams.”

“The GameCamps hackathons in Estonia and Latvia have been a good platform for enthusiasts to exchange experiences and create teams. GDC 2019 is the best place to showcase their work and compare the results with other developers,” added Henri Hanson, Project Manager at Tartu Science Park. Although games are mostly entertaining, educational content is highly valued and searched for. FutuClass, developed in Estonia, is an educational virtual reality game for fun science experiments. Using control panels, the student can make exciting scientific experiments in the virtual world and learn through the process. For the time being, they focus on physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Game Camps is an initiative to strengthen cross-border ties between the Baltic Sea countries’ game industries. It is a great opportunity to meet new people within the industry, show off your skills and learn about what it takes to create a game from start to finish. The main goal is to help establish at least 10 cross-border game companies over the next few years, working with no less than 240 aspiring game developers from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Sweden. Game Camps is co-financed by the EU INTERREG Central Baltic program.

For enquiries, contact project lead partner Teemu Saarelainen, Project Manager, Cursor Oy, Finland,, tel. +358 40 190 2523

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