2.017: April 7-9
Norfolk's first gaming festival. Currently downloading its second year...
Events and activities added regularly:
The 6th floor will host a professional level conference for tech and game developers.
Artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and testers team up to create their own games in under 48 hours!
Come test the latest Virtual Reality tech with local developers.
PixelFest is free; please support the event by grabbing a souvenir from one of our fantastic vendors!
Smash 4 Tournament
Compete for the crown or just play few casual rounds.
Kids can take the classes or just play on their own during free play time.
Find out what it’s like to be a Bridge Officer in this fun, interactive multi-crew starship simulator.
Interested in learning more about 2D sprites, 3D Models, Sound Design, or Animation? Check back soon for details on FREE classes!
Want to know how to make video games, apps or websites? Stayed tuned for details on FREE classes.
From the latest console generation, to classic arcade cabinets, and everything in between.
Some are complete; some are sneak peak demos. You won’t want to miss these locally developed games.
Be on the lookout for your favorite geek and gamer characters! Competitions to be held in the forum.
We cannot thank you enough for joining us in 2016. We already can't wait for this coming April.
PixelFest is Norfolk, VA's first dedicated gaming festival.
It began with Midnight Status, a local indie game development studio. They went to Slover Library to see what it would cost to rent some space for a game jam. (A game jam is a weekend long event in which artists and programmers team-up to create their own games!) The people at Slover loved the idea so much that we teamed up and the rest is history!
PixelFest is just over a week away! In preparation for the Game Jam, the team threw together a little practice ‘Pre-Jam’ a few weeks back. We were excited to have a decent turnout considering it was put together in just a week. About 15 people, mostly ODU and Norfolk Collegiate students, joined us for a quick Unity Bootcamp and[…]
Raffle tickets are now available for a year long Tech Pass at Sprouthaus in downtown Norfolk (valued at $100)! Sprouthaus is a co-working space in Downtown Norfolk that will soon host the largest collection of readily accessible VR gear in Hampton Roads. With a Sprouthaus Tech Pass you will gain access to VR headsets, 360[…]
The team at Mario Made put together this little video to help Mario Maker Jammers find their way up to the sixth floor and how to set up. No monitor required! Sponsored by Mario Made.