Three years ago, the idea for Pixeland was born: a location where game developers and enthusiasts can meet, gather advice, get feedback and work on their own projects.
We decided to start out small and thanks to the community we were able to set-up the first Pixeland location in a (rented) space. After three years of events, meet-ups, community building and exciting projects, we are ready to move to a bigger place!
The new location we're planning to move to is in the same city (Kerkrade, Netherlands) and is almost 70% bigger! We will be purchasing this new location which reduces costs, enables more events and location customization, free/private parking and is close to shops and a train station. A massive upgrade!
We've already managed to gather financing for the building. The bank will lend us 50% of the building price, we'll add 25% to that ourselves and a private funder will lend us the remaining 25%. Donations made by community members and other supporters will be used for furnishing, renovation and equipment for the public.
At the new location we will be able to host more, and bigger events. The following are planned (feel free to suggest additional events);
Global Game Jam®
We host the only location in southern Netherlands, the new Pixeland would be able to host up to 50 participants.
BBQ Game Jam
Currently only hosted in France and Luxemburg, we'd love to bring this jam to the Netherlands.
Monthly (open, free) events for game developers to meet, chat and have a drink.
First organized in 2017 the participants can only use pre-made assets.
Next to these events Pixeland will be open all year round for every developer, student, hobbyist or professional game developer.
We will continue to create freely available resources for developers (like our game assets), provide help and advice to those in need and offer independent developers, hobbyists and students a place to work on their own projects.
Not everyone is near this Pixeland location (or the one in San Diego), so to expand the reach we've set-up a Discord channel that currently has 1,000+ members!.
Starting February 2018 Kay Lousberg will join our team to work on new branding and a website for Pixeland where we'll share articles, resources and livestreams.
You can help!
Every donation counts, no matter how small. Each penny goes towards funding the project and helping developers achieve their goals.Donate
Donating $100 USD or more? Make sure to include your studio or company name in the description so you'll be added to the 'hall of fame'!