Local Video Game Events
The first ever PixelFest was held April 8-10, 2016. Over 4,500 people attended. Check out what's still to come:
What’s in store for next year’s PixelFest? Sign up for updates and tell us what you’d like to see!
Game Design Bootcamps
Check out this summer’s line up of video game development bootcamps. Available for kids and adults.
The PixelFest Team also hosts tournaments, gaming live steams and more around Hampton Roads.
Local Game Developers
Novice or professional, all are welcome to join the PixelFest Devs facebook group and come to our monthly meet-ups.
We cannot thank you enough for joining us on an amazing weekend. We already can't wait for next year.
4,500+ Gamers attended.
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 they reserved the entire library for one weekend at no cost!
Since then, PixelFest has grown to include many more events to celebrate the joy and art of gaming: programming bootcamps, competitive tournaments, parties and more.
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.