Welcome to RVA Game Jams

Upcoming Events

Global Game Jam 2019

Game Jam
Make a game in 48 hours
Age 18+
Champion Brewing
401 E Grace St
Richmond, VA
Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:00 PM

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 accessibility advocate in games who advises game developers on how to include accessibility features, ensuring their games are able to be enjoyed by players in the disabled community.

On Saturday, January 26th, and Sunday, January 27th, we’ll be hosting a dedicated development site and games showcase at James Branch Cabell Library on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor. We encourage all levels of experience and all skillsets to join us!

What is RVA Game Jams?

RVA Game Jams is Richmond, Virginia's home-grown game development community. We focus on supporting developers of all skill ranges through local showcases, meetups, workshops, playtests, game jams, and more. We strive to foster aspiring creators to realize their goals, including members from underrepresented groups to help bring new ideas and perspectives to games. All ranges of skills and experiences are welcome, we'd love to have you as part of our community!