Finnish Game Jam
Annakaisa Kultima is a game scholar at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She has been teaching and studying game design and development since 2006 in several universities in Finland and Sweden as well as toured as a visiting lecturer around the world including universities in US, China, Denmark, South Korea and Japan. Her research is concentrating on game development cultures, creativity, game industry trends, and game jams. Kultima’s PhD dissertation “Game Design Praxiology” examined the multitude of issues of understanding ‘games as created’ including game jam cultures. Kultima is also an active member of the game ecosystem in Finland and internationally: she is working as a judge in several game competitions, running and participating game jams as well as curating exhibitions on games. She has been leading Global Game Jam theme committee and been the regional organiser and site organiser for Global Game Jam for many years. She is also a member of the founding team of The Finnish Museum of Games and the head of non-profit organisation Finnish Game Jam advocating the game making hobby and indie cultures in Finland.