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GamiFIN 2017 has now ended

GamiFIN 2017 was such a great event, lovely people and fascinating keynotes & papers! We had wonderful two days and the organisation committee would like to thank each and everyone involved! All good things must come to an end, but not for good, GamiFIN shall be back!

2nd day of GamiFIN has started!

The second day of GamiFIN 2017 has started with our 3rd interesting keynote given by Prof. of gamification Juho Hamari. Later there will be a session targeted to people from business and industry (in Finnish) and also three exiting paper sessions in whole. The closing of the conference will take place in the afternoon in the room 103. Farewell coffees are served afterwards in the main lobby, but first, let’s enjoy the day!

GamiFIN 2017 is here!

The GamiFIN 2017 conference has started yesterday with the additional pre-program workshop “Serious Games Rapid Prototyping” and our welcoming reception. The official conference program starts today with our intriquing first keynote Sebastian Deterding (UK): “Desperately Seeking Theory: Gamification, Theory, and the Promise of a New Data-Driven Science of Design”. After that there are three paper sessions and the day ends with another highly interesting keynote on how to transform ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences given us by Dr. Sylvester Arnab (UK). In the evening we will be enjoying our conference dinner. Hope you’ll all enjoy GamiFIN 2017!

Conference dinner on Tue 9th of May

We will be enjoying our conference dinner on Tuesday, 9th of May at Suomalainen Klubi, Eteläranta 10, 28100 PORI. Located by the beautiful Kokemäenjoki river, the Suomalainen Klubi – Svenska Klubben restaurant has cherished the banqueting and food culture with distinction for decades. The unique 150-year-old main building, the sauna house, the old stables nowadays serving as a restaurant and the beautiful summer garden provide an elegant setting for any events.



Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop on 8th of May

Additional pre-conference program of GamiFIN

Serious Games Rapid Prototyping Workshop


Monday 8th of May 2017 15.30 – 18.30

University Consortium of Pori (Class 248, 2nd Floor)

Pohjoisranta 11 A, Pori


In just few hours we will make a deep dive into the world of Serious Games & Gamification!

The workshop will be instructed by Heli Tolonen from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences / SeGaBu Project.

The Brochure of the Workshop:

Registrations:, by Thursday 4th of May at the latest.

The limitation of participants is 25 persons.
Please inform your full name, organization and email address.

It’s executed in cooperation with:
SeGaBu Project, HYPE Project, GamiFIN Conference and IGDA Satakunta.

Call for papers has now ended

The submission of papers to GamiFIN 2017 has now ended. Thank you for your numerous interesting papers! The review process starts now and we will be sending notifications of acceptance/rejection at the end of March. Also the registration site will be launched soon after this.