Vaasa Game Days 2023

Vaasa Game Days (VGD) will be held for the sixth time at the University of Vaasa on Tuesday and Wednesday, 21 - 22 March 2023. The event is open on Tuesday from 12:00 - 22:00 and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 17:00.

VGD returns after a looong break palaa

Boom! It took long enough but VGD finally returns!

Even though the previous event was held ages ago we haven't been sitting idly. We have plenty to offer in terms of "new" pinball and arcade games. As an example you'll find a couple of classics in the picture below: Tapper (Bally Midway, 1983) and Dig Dug (Atari, 1982). And no. There’s definitely not a Wizard of Wor released by Midway in 1980 on the right! All of our awesome games can be played for free at the event, of course. More info about VGD is coming soon . Stay tuned & game on!

Preliminary timetable

21 March 2023, Tuesday

12:00 – 22:00 Participant stands, arcade cabinets, tournaments  and other events are open in Fabriikki, 1st floor.

22 March 2023, Wednesday

10:00 – 17:00 Participant stands, arcade cabinets and other events are open in Fabriikki, 1st floor.

This years' other programme & game tournaments etc. will be updated to VGD pages closer to the event.

Organiser & Venue

VGD is arranged by the University of Vaasa. The event will be held in the Fabriikki-building at the University of Vaasa campus area. The venue consists of the stands of the gaming industry operators and other event functions such as the seminar hall offering expert speeches.

What is VGD

Vaasa Game Days is an international event focusing not only on digital and analog games but also on companies operating in the gaming industry. It is a venue for companies, gamers and fans to meet the industry's actors, experiencing the latest games and other gaming related activities.

The event features the console and computer games, as well as equipment ranging from various decades, from old classics to fresh novelties. Also featured are video game machines, board games, comics and other gaming related stuff.

The participating companies present themselves at their stands showcasing for example their latest games and other products. There is also a variety of game tournaments, expert’s speeches, as well as other interesting programs related to gaming. Everybody interested in gaming is welcome. The event is free of charge for all visitors.

For more information

Teemu Närvä, University of Vaasa, University Services, Innovations and Ecosystems, +358 400 817 006,