Unlike in games, we can’t load another save for our planet and start over – we have to do it right on the first run and save what we have. That is why the gamers of Helsinki Think Company and TKO-äly, the organization for students of computer science at the University of Helsinki, have teamed up to organize SAVE – The Environmental Game Jam.

SAVE is a unique game design event combining our love for gaming and environmental protection. In 8–10 June, we will gather in Terkko Health Hub with the goal of developing a game in 48 hours. Here’s the twist: The main theme of the games will be environmental protection and awareness. We believe that as game developers and gaming enthusiasts, we could use our craft and passion to help the planet.

Besides the main environment protection theme, there will be a minor theme unveiled at the event along with many surprises and voluntary challenges!


What do you need?

Bring your laptops, drawing tablets, VR headsets and any other equipment you’ll need to create your game. We’ll provide the internet, some food and more.

When and where?

The game jam will be held on 8.–10.6.2018 in Terkko Health Hub in Meilahti (Haartmaninkatu 4). The event starts on Friday at 18:00 and ends on Sunday at 18:00, after which the results will be judged and the best teams will receive a prize! The venue will be closed from 03:00 to 08:00 each night. Note: Our spacious venue does not have free parking available nearby – keep this in mind when arriving!


Who can join?

Whether you are a game development veteran or a complete beginner, come create games with us! We encourage jammers from all backgrounds to join us.

Registration and schedule

You can register from the link below. Registration is open until 6.6.2018. We will inform all the registered participants about the specifics. The teams will be formed at the event, but if you want to join with a premade team, that’s ok too. Everyone will still have to register individually.

See you at the jam!