Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss and describe at least five dominant or emerging trends in the game industry
  • Prepare for other game expert lectures in order to maintain and build their professional awareness of the changes within the field of games
  • Play their part in a group creating a small jam game

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 23.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Annakaisa Kultima

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ville Kankainen, Annakaisa Kultima

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The Games Now! lecture series will present a monthly lecture or panel discussion addressing the hot topics of the game industry. Finnish and international speakers alike will bring the latest information about the impacting factors within the current game industry ecosystem. The point of view will be multidisciplinary and holistic, and aims to bring together students and industry professionals from all game related fields. The contents of the lectures are not oversimplified for the students - instead, the students are encouraged to prepare themselves for the topics prior to the lectures so that they would learn how to utilize and navigate with similar professional content. Yet, the lecture series is directed to everyone independent from their previous knowledge on the topics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To pass the course students should be present on the lectures, do the required exercises and attend the game jam or write an essay.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Monthly lectures and networking (16h), preliminary exercises (8h), game jam or essay (32h)


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Substitutes course with same name (DOM-E5089), but changes the max amount of credits.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022: