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Engage yourself in the most complete Game Wave Festival, where business, learning, and enjoyment merge!


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The Game Wave Festival is an international event taking place for the second year in a row from September 27th to October 2nd in Tallinn, Estonia at Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel. The first three days of six-day-event are dedicated to the game jam.
The Game Wave Festival is a business, education and entertainment event for the gaming industry professionals. It first took place with great success in September 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia attracting participants from 25 countries.
“Game Wave Festival is an expressive way to celebrate glorious game development heritage, culture and traditions, meet new and old faces, and have fun. It is professional, oriented to have serious business talks, and cozy, to make friends with almost all attendees. I am happy to welcome all of you to the 2nd Game Wave Festival!” — Ints Viksna, Chairman of Board at Latvian Technological center.
The festival is mainly B2B, however, it is designed to avoid the “stiffness” these types of events sometimes have. Game Wave Festival attempts to capture the fun and relaxed ambiance we’ve experienced in other global and regional game events. GWF is large enough to get an overview of the main tendencies in the Nordic and Baltic region, and small enough to make friends with all participants – The friendships you will make in GWF, will follow you all your life.
Main event and B2Match
  • 30.09. – 02.10. The Main Event: Conference, workshops, expo, pitching competitions, business meetings and game jam final presentation.
  • The conference and interactive events are divided into 5 tracks: General, Art (visual, audial, haptics), Unreal Engine, XR and Board Games.
  • The online matchmaking platform is available for all participants all 6 days, and the meetings can also be booked on-site. Registered members of the matchmaking will be able to participate both on-site and online.
  • GWF uses the B2Match meeting and event management platform that works both on web browsers and mobile devices. This platform also handles video calls and conference streaming, so all functionality needed by the participants is neatly in one place.
  • There will be a private Business area for business ticket holders in Tallink’s Fidel Bar with a nice view of the old town.
The first three days of the six-day-event are dedicated to the game jam
Awesome game jam runs from September 27th to 29th. The game jam’s theme and diversifiers of the jam will be decided by the jam sponsors. However, the game jam does not end on the 3rd day, instead, the final ceremony is on the 6th day of GWF. This is by design so that the teams can improve their games by attending workshops and even pitch them in and get feedback in our “Early stage games mentor pitch”.
Three unique game pitching opportunities:
  • 1 to 1 board games author and publisher pitch in a private, closed space, where publishers can take their time to test the game and converse with the authors.
  • Early stage mentor pitch for anyone not ready for any other pitches, but still willing to train, test their prototype and get feedback. Jammers are welcome.
  • Nordic Game Discovery Contest Baltic semi-finals where developers from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can showcase their games to publishers and industry experts and compete for a place in the finals.
Three special event parties, including Business Afterparty and Pool party
  • The Business Party (29.09.2022) will be available for organizers, speakers, partners and business ticket holders only.
  • The Pool party (30.09.2022) will be available for organizers, speakers, partners, business ticket holders only and pool party ticket holders. There will be access to the pool area, sauna, hot tubs and a quieter area by the bar.
  • The Afterparty (01.10.2022) will be available for almost everyone (except for student ticket holders). It will feature Marioke, a feast table and a quieter area for business conversations.
The 3 day expo for game companies,  art, technology & education
The expo will be of interest to anyone who has a professional or a hobby curiosity about topics related to game companies, art, technology and education. Learning from last year’s success and good feedback, GWF will place staff members to guard the hall, so that the expo participants are not tied down at their booths for 3 days.

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Lightning strikes at Energy Casino following Stakelogic integration

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Energy Casino is living up to its name by powering up its game lobby with the addition of high-thrills slots from in-demand studio, Stakelogic. This includes the provider’s explosive video slots and classic slots with an electrifying twist.

The operator will use Stakelogic’s proven content to deliver a super-charged experience to players in Latvia and all MGA jurisdictions.

Stakelogic’s suite of classic slots has taken global markets by storm. Each game captures the nostalgia of a traditional fruit slot machine through familiar symbols such as cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, bells and 7s, which is combined with modern mechanics and features for a truly unique experience.

Classic titles include Super Bonus Wild, Runner 8 Runner, Bonus Runner, Super 6 Timer and Mega Runner, all of which have the look and feel of a traditional slot but with gameplay packed with bonuses like Wilds and Hold & Spin.

But this is just one part of the integration agreement. Players at Energy Casino will also be able to spin the reels on Stakelogic’s action-packed blockbuster video slots. Each game has been designed to get player pulses racing through plenty of bonuses including Wilds, Multiplier, Free Spins and more.

Just some of the video slots going live include Wild West runaway-train-themed Cash Express, Wild Buzz, El Cowboy Megaways, Devil’s Trap and the just-launched OriginsTM.

Many of these games feature Stakelogic’s flagship innovation, Super Stake. This bonus feature allows players to effectively double their bet to increase the chance of a bonus feature triggering and insane win combinations landing, building unprecedented anticipation with each spin.

Danila Dzehs, Sales Manager at Stakelogic, said: “Our classic and video slots are like a lightning bolt hitting an operator’s game lobby. They bring action, anticipation and electrifying big-win potential with each spin and that’s what has seen them top the charts in markets around the world.

It’s great that players at Energy Casino can enjoy this adrenaline-fuelled experience for the first time, an experience they will want to return to time and again.”

Marcin Sobieraj, Head of Casino at Energy Casino, added: “Our casino is a place where players come for big action, big thrills and even bigger wins and the content we stock in our game lobby absolutely has to offer this.

In Stakelogic we have a studio that has mastered the art of developing classic and video slots that meet player expectations and exceed them. This is a significant integration for us and will bring serious energy to our game lobby.”

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Nominations period open for the BSG Awards 2023 & BTECH Awards 2023 (Riga, Latvia – 16-17 May)

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  • The leading conference in the Baltic and Nordic region returning under a new format and title
  • Register to attend the live conference which will be held at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga in Latvia between 16-17 May 2023
  • Nominations period is open for 2 prestigious awards

 

After announcing the registration kick-off for MARE BALTICUM GAMING & TECH SUMMIT, the #hipthers are ready and excited to announce that the nomination period for the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards) and BTECH Awards (Baltic TECH Awards) are now open.

As announced earlier, by combining multiple industries that are already cooperating in certain ways, a new conference is born, the MARE BALTICUM GAMING & TECH SUMMIT.

The success of the MARE BALTICUM GAMING & TECH SUMMIT is guaranteed based on the results we have seen in the past 6 years when connecting several industry stakeholders during our summits and meetups.

The event, taking place at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga in Latvia, will feature 65 speakers, 300 attendees, 15 panels, two networking parties, and two award ceremonies.

To secure your seat and be part of this unique event, follow this link: https://hipther.com/events/riga/regriga2023/

The prestigious BSG Awards and the inaugural BTECH Awards

  • Nomination period: 01.01.2023 – 19.02.2023 (session is ongoing)
  • Online voting session: 01.03.2022 – 19.03.2022
  • Shortlist announcement: 03.04.2023
  • Final vote: 16.05.2023

To top all the talks, discussions, and networking opportunities, the organizers are also continuing the traditional Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards). You are invited to nominate your company in the following categories:

Baltics: Operators

  • Best Online Casino in the Baltics
  • Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics

Baltics: B2B

  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics
  • Best Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider in the Baltics
  • Rising Star in Baltic Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports
  • Rising Star in Baltic Sports Betting Technology
  • Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Provider in the Baltics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Slots Provider in the Baltics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Live Casino Provider in the Baltics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Rising Star in Baltic Online Casino Technology
  • Connected Services – Best Payment Service Provider in the Baltics
  • Connected Services – Best Testing Laboratory Provider in the Baltics
  • Connected Services – Best Hosting Provider in the Baltics

Nordics: Operators

  • Nordics: Best Online Casino in the Nordics
  • Nordics: Best Sports Betting Operator in the Nordics

Nordics: B2B

  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best eSports Service Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Rising Star in Nordic Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Rising Star in Nordic Sports Betting Technology
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Sports Betting Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Slots Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Live Casino Provider in the Nordics
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Rising Star in Nordic Online Casino Technology
  • Connected Services – Best Payment Service Provider in the Baltics
  • Connected Services – Best Testing Laboratory Provider in the Baltics
  • Connected Services – Best Hosting Provider in the Baltics

With the launch of the new format of the event, the #hipthers are launching a new yearly award that aims to reward the Baltic TECH companies for their achievements in the region.

The categories for the Baltic TECH Awards (BTECH Awards) are the following:

  • AI: Best Startup
  • AI: Rising Star
  • AI: Company of the Year
  • Blockchain: Best Startup
  • Blockchain: Rising Star
  • Blockchain: Company of the Year
  • Fintech: Best Startup
  • Fintech: Rising Star
  • Fintech: Company of the Year

You can nominate your company on the following link: https://hipther.com/events/riga/awards/

As always, the team is continuing their initiative for a sustainable future are taking even more steps that directly impact the conservation of the planet’s ecosystem and biodiversity

Additionally, make sure to keep an eye on the European Gaming Quarterly Meetups, which also offer a virtual opportunity to stay up to date with the gaming industry throughout the year.

Hipther Agency is the parent brand of European Gaming, PICANTE, WireUp Zone, Gaming Americas, eSports Connect, the HIPTHER news app, and the WireUp networking app found on the Play Store.

To receive constant updates from the HIPTHER network and conference agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

For sponsorship/speaking inquiries, make sure to reach out to Zoltan Tuendik (Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther) at z[email protected]

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther) at [email protected]

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New long-term agreement signed with Color Line

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Paf has signed a new agreement with the Norwegian shipping company Color Line. Paf will provide the gaming entertainment on board the shipping company’s five passenger ships.

Paf has been a partner for the Norwegian shipping company Color Line. Paf provides the gaming entertainment on board the ships in the form of slot machines, entertainment games and physical gaming tables. Color Line has now chosen to sign a new long-term agreement with Paf.

“Paf has been a good partner that has contributed to a positive development of our gaming operations,” says Thomas Gudbjerg, Executive Vice President Commercial & Hotel Operation on board.

Color Line is Norway’s largest shipping company for passenger ships that operate to and from Norway. The shipping company operates five ships on four international routes between Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Paf has provided the on board gaming entertainment for the past six years.

“There have been a few challenging years for our collaboration due to the pandemic, but Color Line is a well-run and great shipping company that has weathered the strong winds in the industry. Now we look forward to continuing our journey together,” says Christer Fahlstedt, CEO of Paf.

Established a new level

Although the last few years have been tough for the shipping industry, Paf has together with Color Line managed to develop the business.

“Together with Paf, we have succeeded in establishing a new level for gaming operations on board. We also appreciate Paf’s strong position in terms of responsible gaming, which is important to us,” says Thomas Gudbjerg.

In recent years, Paf has invested in developing the entertainment games with the new cashless Game Room concept. At the same time, the slot machines have been renewed and the range of games updated.

“We have managed to reach revenues that are better than those we had before the pandemic. In order to continue that development, we will invest in further improvements of the gaming experience, new and slightly fewer gaming machines and redesigned gaming areas,” says Lasse Danielsson, Chief Operating Officer for Paf.

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