• Creative Zone


Creative Zone

Thursday, 3.8.2023

ASSEMBLY Summer 2023

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Come and take part on the workshops, seminars or demoscene competitions


Fri 12:00 – 14:00

Creative Zone

Workshop: Tutustuminen 3D-mallinnukseen

Ennakkoilmoittautuminen! Työpajan kieli on suomi. Katso lisätiedot ohjelman sivulta.

Fri 16:00 – 18:00

Creative Zone

Workshop: Konseptitaiteen Työpaja ja Tekoälyn Käyttö

Ennakkoilmoittautuminen! Työpajan kieli on englanti. Katso lisätiedot ohjelman sivulta.

Sat 08:00 – 10:00

Creative Zone

Workshop: Minecraft Modin Työpaja

Ennakkoilmoittautuminen! Työpajan kieli on englanti. Katso lisätiedot ohjelman sivulta.

Sat 12:00 – 14:00

Creative Zone

Workshop: Lautapelin Suunnittelun Työpaja

Ennakkoilmoittautuminen! Työpajan kieli on englanti. Katso lisätiedot ohjelman sivulta.

Sat 14:00 – 16:00

Creative Zone

Workshop: Game Boy Työpaja

Ennakkoilmoittautuminen! Työpajan kieli on suomi tai englanti osallistujien mukaan. Katso lisätiedot ohjelman sivulta.

Creative Zone is the center of Assembly’s creative activities. If you’re interested in demos, coding, developing games, building electronics, programming or creative technology in general – you’ve come to the right place.

Creative Zone is produced in co-operation with IGDA Finland.

If you are looking for info about the activities inside the dome, check out the program page of Hacklab & Raves.

Scene Lounge

Demoscene’s living room, where everyone who is interested in media art can come and watch demos and multiple competitions in programming, music and graphics. Come and meet other enthusiasts and sceners. In the lounge, you’ll find a screen where you can watch some of the event’s demo competitions and you can also participate in Lounge’s own competitions, many of which are easier to approach than the big demo competitions, and they do not require extensive coding skills.

ArtTech Seminars

The deep end of technology and the shallower coast – Assembly’s seminars offer content for industry enthusiasts as well as beginners and other interested in technology.

Read more about the talks from the Scene Lounge Seminars program page.

IGDA Workshops

There are several workshops related to the game development and coding. The target group is mainly beginners, but there is also content for the more advanced. The content is also suitable for families and young people. You will need your own laptop to participate in the workshops. A limited number of people are accepted as participants for the workshops.

SIGN UP FORM for all the workshops:

3D Modeling Workshop with Oskari Tamminen (IGDA Finland / MiTale)

Workshop will be in Finnish, duration 2h

“Tutustuminen 3D-mallinnukseen”
Let’s get to know 3D modeling together with the help of Blender. You will need a laptop and Blender ( already installed.

Concept Art Workshop and Use of AI Tools with Natasha Skult (IGDA Finland / MiTale)

Workshop in English, duration 2h

The workshop is designed to give a wide perspective of terms and practices in concept design, utilizing shape language, color theory and visual storytelling (composition, perspective, light, texture, balancing, etc.) as a part of concept art production. We will also cover the most popular AI tools – how to use them, what to be aware of when using AI art. No previous knowledge nor experience in art production is required, one can use any digital or analogue drawing tools (papers and pens will be provided at the workshop).

Minecraft Mod Workshop with Ren Soharab (Quicksave Interactive)

Workshop in English, duration 2h

Minecraft, created by Mojang, is one of the most popular games in the world and has been for a while now. There are a number of ways to play the game, whether its building, combat, or redstone, which makes the game fun and enjoyable. Even though Minecraft is as fun as it is, there are ways of making Minecraft even more fun, by adding new features, items, mini-games, and much more. In this workshop we will mainly be focusing on Modded Minecraft, we’ll take a look at what could be possible with Mods, set up a Modded Minecraft workspace, and start with the absolute basics of creating a mod!

Bring own laptop and make sure to install following tools:

Game Boy Workshop with Samuli Jääskeläinen (Varjo)

Workshop in Finnish or English depending on the participants preferences, duration 2h

Learn how to make a game boy game with GB Studio. No previous game development experience needed, you are welcome to join in with your own laptop or just come to watch and learn. We will cover pixel art creation, level design and basic game logic using visual programming. Participants will also have an opportunity to run their own game on a real game boy at the end of the workshop.

Bring own laptop and make sure to download these tools before the workshop:

Board Game Design Workshop with Dina Ramse (Dina Said So Studio)

Workshop in English, duration 2h

Description and requirements: The workshop is designed to introduce to the world of board game design – where to start, what tools you can use to create different game mechanics, test and prototype your board game! Furthermore, Dina will also show some examples of how you can promote and possibly bring your game to life through crowdfunding.

REMEMBER to sign up for the workshops:

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