Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.
This week we’re making up for lost time with a game of Terraria! The chosen game for Game Club. Come join!
If you are interested in helping a coordinator in their role, but not being it yourself, feel free to stop down and talk to the people who currently in the position and/or running for it. Join their teams!
Show and Tell (YOU!)
Project updates! (Tell everyone about your current project, what you’ve learned, what’s new, and where you’re going!)
Time dedicated to serving the community at large! (Do you want to present a game idea for feedback? Need people to help out on it? Need some brainstorming to help flesh it out? Have some concept art to show?)
Brian Shurtleff will speak about the craft of writing and narrative design for games.
No materials are required, but those who learn best by doing may benefit from a laptop capable of running spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets for some of the script formatting examples.
Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games. Our host for this month is Robert Denner, and their selection is all 5 episodes of Life is Strange, developed by Dontnod Entertainment for PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Join Max Caulfield, a photography student whose life gets turned upside down when she returns to her hometown of Arcadia Bay, Oregon and discovers that she has the innate ability to rewind time. You’ll take a very emotional journey across five days as all your actions have consequences that make the story all the more personal. So grab some tissues, turn the lights down low and get ready for that cinematic experience that proves without a doubt that, well, life is weird.
It’s a TAO group meet-up! Let’s talk about game art!
First time attending this event? Please sign-up in our short form over here:goo.gl/JwpJzxif you haven’t already done so.
What are we doing this week?
Ever get that feeling that your character doesn’t stand out? Or you don’t know where to look when you design your game? Or suddenly you die because you can’t differentiate an enemy from a wall? This short presentation is for you who make games! Our presenter will be talking about concepts that help you troubleshoot and think about how to draw attention in your games via colors and contrast. Come on down to find out and learn some new skills or refresh some old ones!
Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting!
RSVP at the links below!
Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!
The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.