Pelien Vapaakaupunki 2023

The free city of games brings game culture to the centre of kouvola!


The Free City of Games is a free public event taking place in the centre of Kouvola in November, organized as a part of the Capital of Game Art event complex. The Free City of Games, lasting for over two weeks in November (November 2–19, 2023), showcases  games and game culture to the public in a versatile way. The content of the event changes daily/weekly and includes for example game art, work from the game industry professionals, game making workshops, communal activities and, of course, gaming!

The Free City of Games showcases games and game culture to the public in a versatile way in November.


The call for artists and artwork for this year’s event is open until 30th of April. You can find more information about the event and the open call on our website, And you can find pictures from last year’s event on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.


About the Capital of Game Art project:

The aim of the Capital of Game Art project is to highlight games as their own art form, to present and support the work of local game makers, and to involve locals through game-making and gaming. The project is done in co-operation with the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, the City of Kouvola, Eduko, the Poikilo Museums and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, sponsored by Kouvolan Lakritsi, Kymi Regional Cooperative Kouvolan Asunnot and Datasafe Oy.