As Tampere University Game Research Lab turns 20 this year, we wish to celebrate the past two decades of great research, education, and collaborations through a series of anniversary events! Please mark these event dates in your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

Anniversary seminar: Past insights and future perspectives in Finnish game research

Friday 2 December at 13:00–17:15, PinniB1100.
Free, public event in Finnish and English.
Please register for coffee service by Monday 21 November:

Event stream:


Suomenkielinen ohjelma:
13:00–13:15 Avaussanat / Opening words

13:15–13:45 Frans Mäyrä: Polkuja pelitutkimukseen – akateemisen tutkimusalan perustamisen lyhyt oppimäärä

Jonne Arjoranta: Missä on pelien etuvartio?
14:15–15:00 Paneelikeskustelu: Pelitutkimustiedon hyödyt yliopistomaailman ulkopuolella

Panelistit: Outi Penninkangas (Suomen pelimuseo)
, Essi Taino (Helsingin kaupungin nuorisopalvelut, Non-toxic-hanke), Jaakko Kemppainen (Pelitaiteen läänintaiteilija), Suvi Latva (Neogames)

15:00–15:30 Kahvitauko / Coffee break 

Programme in English: 
15:30–16:00 Olli Sotamaa: Some notes on shaping a sustainable research culture

16:00–16:30 Lobna Hassan: From Gamelab to infinity & beyond

16:30–17:00 Usva Friman & Kati Alha: Tampere University Game Research Lab – A journey from our past towards our future

17:00–17:15 Ending words / Tilaisuuden päätös 

Anniversary dinner

Friday 2 December 2022. Invitation only.

GameCult Talks

GameCult Talks #5: Cultures of Gamework
Monday 7 November 2022 at 13:00–15:00.
Free, public event in English.
More information:

OASIS Lunchtime Talks

Free, public events in English.

Thursday 27 October 2022 at 12:00–13:00
Nick Taylor: Care Tactics – Practicing Safe Storage at Gaming Events

Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 12:00–13:00
Emil Lundedal Hammar: International Solidarity Between Game Workers in the Global North and Global South – Reflections on The Challenges Posed by Labor Aristocracy

For more information and stream links, see:

Game Research Lab Spring Seminar

4–5 May, 2023
Theme: Party!

OASIS Lunchtime Talks

Janne Paavilainen
Ylva Grufstedt
Matilda Ståhl
Xenia Zeiler
Joleen Blom

For more information, see: