Richmond, VA

Join This Jam Site

RVA Game Jams is partnering with VCU Arts Department of Kinetic Imaging, VCU Libraries, and Champion Brewing to bring you this year's Global Game Jam – a 48 hour, team-based game development event.

Join us starting on Friday, January 25th, at 6:00 pm at Champion Brewing where we'll kick off the event with a keynote talk and Q&A by Clint "Halfcoordinated" Lexa. Halfcoordinated is a specialized speedrunner, streamer, and games accessibility advocate who plays games one-handed due to hemiparesis. He advises game developers on how to include accessibility features, ensuring their games are able to be enjoyed by players in the disabled community.

After the keynote, stick around as we announce the Global Game Jam theme and help participants form groups.

On Saturday, January 26th, we'll be hosting a dedicated development site at James Branch Cabell Library on VCU's Monroe Park Campus in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor. While we have a dedicated space on a non-quiet floor of the library, please be considerate of students and other non-participants working in the library. Core hours on Saturday will be from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

On Sunday, January 27th, teams will have from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm to finish their projects, after which we'll have a showcase where members from each team can present their final game! We'll be recording these presentations, participation in which is optional.

We encourage all levels of experience and all skillsets to join us for this event!

Entrance Fee: 
Student ID check required after 10 PM
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only
Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.

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