RVA Game Jams

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Friday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM, Saturday/Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
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Mobelux, 1611 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 

  • Friday - 5:30pm Doors open, 6:00pm Keynote + theme announcement, 7:30pm Snacks & Team Building, 8:30pm- Close for the night

VCU James Branch Cabell Library Room 303 | 901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

  • Saturday - 10am Doors open + snacks (provided), 10:00pm Close for the night
  • Sunday - 10am Doors open + snacks (provided), 5:00pm Jam ends + upload projects, 6:00pm final presentations + game showcase


Welcome to RVA Game Jams' Global Game Jam site!

Global Game Jam is upon us! If you're not familiar with it, Global Game Jam is an event hosted all around the world for people to make a game in 48 hours. During this time, you'll work with a small team to make a game. We'll be hosting Global Game Jam here in Richmond!

This year, we have two wonderful speakers for you all: Chris Kindred and Rachel Sala.

Chris Kindred is an illustrator, game writer, and designer based in Brooklyn. While he studies narrative design at NYU Game Center, he seeks to make interactive fiction more accessible.

Rachel Sala is a Los Angeles based artist and independent game developer. She was a lead on the much anticipated Frog Fractions 2, which launched December 2016, and since then has worked on numerous other titles, including the 2017 summer hit Dream Daddy and Super Meat Boy Forever.

We're incredibly excited to have Rachel and Chris talk to us about their careers and experiences in game development. After their talks, we'll play the Global Game Jam video, announce the theme, and then break into teams to plan for the jam. Saturday and Sunday we'll be at the VCU Library lecture hall for the actual jamming!

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Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
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Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

Recently Uploaded Games

Your space station is doomed! Quickly, you must improvise as many escape pods as you can, for doom is apron us. Fly various boosters towards your pod.
Epic Fortress is a 2v2 or 4v4 turn-based wargame. Each turn you gain resources to use on unit construction, movement, combat, or repairing your fortress if it's damaged.
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This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
This site welcomes jammers creating hardware games/alternative controllers