Capital of Game Art events

The capital of game art offers plenty to do, see and experience for all ages. The event content is growing, and changes to the program will be updated. Stay tuned!

Ongoing and upcoming events:

Pelipoikilo - Poikilo museums’ grand exhibition 2022

The art of games will take over Kouvola's art museum Poikilo in the Autumn of 2022. The main focus of the exhibition is in game art that addresses real life phenomena.

The exhibition is open during 25.9.2022-8.1.2023

Let's Make A Game! Weekend camp

A free game design camp for 15-29 year-olds taking place in the idyllic Anjala Youth Centre in October. In the camp the participators will get to design their own digital or board game and get advice from experienced game designers.

The camp will be held on the 7-9th of October.
Registration by 15th of September.

Game design competition

KouvolaGames22 is a game design competition for everybody. The competition is in search of the best Kouvola-themed games.

Competition time:

pimeällä kuvattu valotaideteos

Name of the art piece: Lux us 6A.
Artists: Jonne Pitkänen and Rajaton vimma.


Light + Art + Games = Playable light art!

Lux Like Kouvola is a light festival showcasing playable light art in Kouvola in November 2022!


The Free City of Games

The Free City of Games brings the art of games and game-related activities to the centre of Kouvola. Artists, game designers, developers and others are welcomed to showcase their work and bring the greatness of games for everyone to see.


Ikkuna, jossa näyttö ja siinä esillä pelitaidetta


Kävelykatu Manskilla voi ihastella pelitaidetta lokakuun alusta lähtien. Ruutugallerian kuukausittain vaihtuvassa näyttelyssä on esillä monipuolisesti peleihin liittyvää taidetta alan ammattilaisilta.

When: 10/2022 alkaen

Peliä Taiteeseen workshops

Peliä Taiteeseen is a series of workshops for local artists. The meaning of the workshops is to find inspiration and new ways of making art by studying games and gamification. Registrations by 9th of September.

Dates: 28.-29.9., 20.10. and 24.11.2022

Game workshops for local primary schools

Game Design and Game Programming students from Xamk organize game making workshops for local primary school pupils. In the Autumn of 2022 a workshop will be held in the school of Inkeroinen.

September 2022 - Spring 2023

Kouvola minecraft

Kouvola's 3D-model in Minecraft. The players can create their ideal Kouvola.

Launch in Autumn 2022

Past events:

Life & Games - Lecture series

Life & Games lecture series consists of four interesting lectures. The lectures are open for the public and they will be streamed.

Dates for the lectures:
Wednesdays 16.3., 13.4., 11.5., and 24.8.

The Opening Event - Capital of Game Art

The opening event of Capital of Game Art will be held at Kouvolatalo.

March 10th, 2022 from 12am to 2pm.