About the Game Research Lab

Tampere University Game Research Lab carries out innovative research in games and play, organises university degree education into game studies, and builds bridges from fundamental research to societal impact in its various collaborations.

The lab is headed by professor Frans Mäyrä, together with a team of experienced game researchers who together form Game Research Lab Steering Group. The Steering Group has an active role in the organisation and development of the research team and its practices.

Game Research Lab is coordinating the Centre of Exellence in Game Culture Studies (2018–2025), a consortium between Tampere University, University of Jyväskylä, and University of Turku.

At Tampere University, Game Research Lab is part of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and Tampere Research Center for Information and Media (TRIM).


Tampere University Game Research Lab has collaborated with numerous institutions over the years. We have domestic and international partners in the private, public and third sector.

We are working, or have worked in the past with: Aalto University, Academy of Finland, Applifier, Blast Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, Digital Chocolate, Everyplay, Figma, Finnish Game Jam, The Finnish Museum of Games, Grand Cru, Housemarque, Ironstar Helsinki, IT University of Copenhagen, Kuuasema, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Moido Games, Neogames, New Factory, Nokia, Nordic Innovation Center, Pohjoismaisen roolipelaamisen seura, RAY, Remedy Entertainment, Solmukohta-Knutpunkt, Sony Computer Entertainment, Stockholm University, Supercell, Technical University of Tampere, Tekes, Työvoimakoulutus, University of Bergen, University of Copenhagen, University of Gothenburg, University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, Universomo, Uppsala University, Utrecht University, and Veikkaus.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact our research team members.