About Us


The Center seeks to promote artistic games in the greater Tampere area. It is run by local game designers and researchers but relies on a wide network of societal actors and the participation of the public in events and in helping to shape the Center’s activities.

We focus on three forms of game promotion: Embodied games, hosting playful communities, and games research. We design monthly public games, as well as curations of artistic games to learn about and play.


You will find us at info@gamesasartcenter.com

We will explore these artistic possibilities of games through three types of activities:

  1. Reflection: talks, panels, assemblies, exhibitions…
  2. Exploration: events in which games are played with various goals (education, entertainment, playtesting…).
  3. Creation: design workshops and events.

These types can of course be hybridized (e.g., a talk that includes a small design exercise at the end). You are welcome to join any event! Some events will require registration and will have a link attached to them.


  • Tampere has many actors working with games who may be interested in a space where their practice and research can be shown, discussed and developed further.
  • We develop understandings and experiences that often stay at the academic level but may be interesting for a variety of audiences.
  • We aim to disseminate and discuss a broader and deeper understanding of games.
  • We would like to promote a participatory approach to meaning-making of/with games.
  • Tampere lacks spaces where these kinds of activities can occur.


Currently we are scheduling events at different locations. Check out the event description or contact us!