GLITCH is a nonprofit organization based at the UofMN that promotes the exploration of video games as a culture, career, and creative practice. We do this through young adult development and focus on offering opportunities to not only play video games but also explore the creative process behind making them.


Earlier this week Evva Kraikul provided the first look at GlitchHQ. I’m excited to tell you all more about GlitchHQ’s new Residency Programs and how to get involved.   Our Residency Programs provide an affordable work space packed with resources to support small start-ups, indie game studios, and freelancers working within the industry. All residents have access to GlitchHQ during dedicated quiet work hours, as well as the many great amenities listed below. Through...
You may have noticed that our team has been a bit quiet this summer but we promise that we're working hard on renovations, upcoming events in early August, and...
June’s Co-Op Talk brought attendees back to their childhoods to explore game restrictions in the topic Parental Controls: To Play & Protect.   First thing was first: how much restriction did we have in gaming when we were kids? The answer: not one of us had the same experience growing up. Some of us had zero rules when it came to games. Others had a bevy...
  I'm thrilled to announce the formation of GLITCH's new advisory council that is comprised of influential community leaders who will meet monthly to advise and shape the strategic vision for GLITCH's upcoming projects. I have tremendous admiration for each council member's body of work, and am grateful to have their superpowers aiding our team as we move forward.   Members of the advisory council will serve...
We’re currently looking for passionate, talented and ambitious individuals who take play seriously. Apply now to join this exciting group of community leaders, make an impact, and help create...
During GlitchCon15’s Closing Ceremony our Executive Director, Evva Kraikul, gave a quick sneak peek of GlitchHQ and we thought it was about time for an official announcement!   GlitchHQ will open its doors in fall of 2015 near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. This facility will help us reach our goals and support the community by providing a collaborative workspace for game makers, access to resources, development programs, and information on local opportunities....
GlitchCon15 welcomed 500 community members to explore Why Games Matter through a series of panels, interactive sessions, and galleries from March 28 - 29, 2015 at McNamara Alumni Center.   The weekend kicked off with a keynote presentation from James Portnow, co-creator of Extra Credits and CEO of Rainmaker Games. He discussed the role that developers play in igniting player's passion through the worlds...
On February 19, 2015, over 100 people joined us in exploring gender and identity within video games! During the discussion panelists shared their thoughts and experiences on topics ranging...