Community Projects Shark Tank

Community, Projects, & Shark Tank 8 (September 28)

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!
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TVGS Cibele

Game Club: Cibele & Emily is Away (hosted by Abi)

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

This month’s host is Abi, and she has selected a pair of games: Cibele (http://ninasays.so/cibele/) and Emily is Away (http://emilyisaway.com/).

Don’t forget to play the games before you arrive! We will meet in the boardroom and begin the discussion at 7 pm.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP on Facebook or Meetup.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase at Troy Night Out (September 30)

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games. Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!

If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

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Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out

Friday, Sep 30, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St Troy, NY

2 Space Cadets Attending

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games.  Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, …

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Wreck-It Ralph

Movie: Wreck-It Ralph (September 23)

Let’s relax with a movie about video games! The movie won’t start until around 7:30 PM.

Synopsis: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

PG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2 November 2012

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Movie: Wreck-It Ralph

Friday, Sep 23, 2016, 7:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

1 Space Cadets Attending

Let’s relax with a movie about video games! The movie won’t start until around 7:30 PM.Synopsis: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.PG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2 November 2012

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Twine TVGS

Lesson: Digital Storytelling with Twine (September 21)

Abi Johnson will discuss how simple it is to create an interactive story or choose-your-own-adventure game with Twine. No programming knowledge is needed! Twine publishes in HTML, so sharing your work is extremely simple as well.

Bringing a laptop is suggested if possible.

Get Twine for free at http://twinery.org/
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Ludum Dare

Social: Ludum Dare & More (September 14)

Let’s get together for a fun social night! We’ll talk about games, development, and other topics. The main games will be created by TVGS members for Ludum Dare! See what Jamey, Taro, and Frederika made over one weekend.

Got a new project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to talk about your current favorite game? Let’s discuss it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

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Social: Ludum Dare & More

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

1 Space Cadets Attending

Let’s get together for a fun social night! We’ll talk about games, development, and other topics. The main games will be created by TVGS members for Ludum Dare! See what Jamey, Taro, and Frederika made over one weekend.Got a new project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to talk about your current favorite game? Let’s discuss it! Wa…

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IGDA Albany Logo

[IGDA Albany] Customer & Constraint Focused Game Design (September 7)

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.

Speaking Topic:

Customer and Constraint Focused Game Design

Ken will talk about defining the constraints on your game, from both a marketing perspective and a technical perspective, before going into design ecologies.

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