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One Month Left Until White Nights Helsinki 2016

Pixelated, bit-pushing days and White Nights. That’s what’s on its way like a fastball-thrown snowball to Helsinki, Finland, February 11-12. White Nights Helsinki is only a month away.

Held previously on eight occasions in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this is the first time this international mobile games business professionals and developers conference has been held outside Russia. To date, about 1,500 attendees from 25 countries are on board to attend. These attendees can expect a conference that focuses on social game development and marketing, loaded up with lectures, workshops, developer expo and two awards ceremonies, to keep the trophies in motion and bubbly flowing.

Taken straight from the official press release, here’s a snapshot of some of Winter Nights Helsinki 2016 content highlighted for the February conference:

“Lectures include a talk from Wihelm Taht, EVP Games at Rovio, on Industry and Product Trends or a Fireside Chat with Marika Appel, Community Manager at Supercell, on how to manage a large online community of a popular mobile game. Among other speakers are Oscar Clarke from Unity, Mike Hines, Developer Evangelist at Amazon or Lasse Seppänen, CEO & Co-Founder of Playraven. The conference is complemented by a series of small workshops, such as a forum on Best UA cases led by Wargaming’s Svetlana Gordey (Lead SEM Manager). Dmitry Martynov and Tobias Knoke, Head of Play Apps & Games BizDev at Google or Oksana Afonina, Key Gaming Account Manager, Russia and CIS at Facebook, among many others, will also host workshop.”

Going back to the topic of awards ceremonies, White Nights Game Industry Awards is a set of awards in five categories (Advertising platform/Traffic provider; Analytics platform; Localization service; Sound in games; Platform partner relations) for achievements in the mobile gaming business. Winners are chosen by the public, nominee’s partners and their clients. The first round of voting has already started, and a short list of nominees will be published in the near future, according to Winter Nights organizers. Winners will be formally announced February 11 at the awards ceremony, which will take place at the official party at Club Capital.

On day two, the focus will turn to indie game developers at the Indie Game Cup. The categories in this competition are for Best Art, Best Game-Design, Best Story-Telling and the Grand Prix. Winning developers will be chosen by a jury of industry experts and announced at an awards ceremony that will take place 6:30-7 p.m. February 12, 2016.

Be sure to check out the full Winter Nights Helsinki 2016 conference schedule.

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