Legendary John Romero, one of the original developers of Doom, is coming to Kajaani for a rare overseas visit. However, he is just one of the great speakers in the Northern Game Summit this year.

The Northern Game Summit (NGS) is a game conference and an annual networking event for the game development trade and associated industries. The event is held in the middle of Finland’s woodland, in the city of Kajaani on October 5th and 6th 2017. Kajaani is located 550 kilometres north from the capital of Finland, Helsinki.

The Northern Game Summit is the event for game creators to mingle, connect and exchange ideas. Developers, investors, publishers and many other game professionals are all there to enjoy the beautiful Finnish nature and the hottest news of the game development industry. It’s the must-attend event of the year!

The Northern Game Summit doesn’t brag about its size, but instead on its easy-going and intimate environment where you really have a direct access to all the 500+ attendees. The event has three parts – The Business Mixer, Bonus Stage Party, and the NGS 2017 itself. The event has six different tracks: Design, Production, Art, Audio, Business and Tech.

The Northern Game Summit has great speakers from all around the world: John Romero from the US (Industry veteran), Adam Harrington from the US (voice actor, famous from Tales from Monkey Island and Wolf Among Us), Patrick Rose from Germany (Business and Product Analyst at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe), Eevi Korhonen from Finland (Game Designer at Remedy Entertainment) and Timo Heinäpurola from Finland (Senior Engineer at Reforged Studios).

This year’s panel discussion is about game psychology and how does games and gaming have an influence on the human mind. This will definitely be an interesting conversation and a worthy closure for the NGS 2017.

The Business Mixer is a pre-party of the Northern Game Summit. Game developers and others can mix’n’match there on October 4th before the conference. The Bonus Stage Party is an official after-party of the Northern Game Summit. It will have great people, Marioke, food, open bar and a small number of exhibitors. The party will be arranged in the evening of October 5th.

The Northern Game Summit has great partners that make the conference possible. The main sponsors this year are Critical Force, Fingersoft and Supercell.

More detailed information about everything related to the Northern Game Summit can be found at www.northerngamesummit.org. Early Bird tickets are available through the website.

Main contact person for media inquiries is Juho Salminen, juhosalminen@kamk.fi.

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