The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (May 26th)

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 send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

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TVGS Transmissions: Ludum Dare 38 Part 3! (May 26th)

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’ll be playing and rating more games from the Ludum Dare 38 game jam! You can submit games using the google form here, and we’ll play them on this week’s stream!

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Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Game Script Writing! (May 28th, 2:00 pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

What are we doing this week?

Brian Shurtleff will discuss how to write story scripts for games in Celtx and spreadsheet software (such as Excel or Google Sheets) and cover the basics of writing in screenplay format.

About Orbit

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.

RSVP at the links below!

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Orbit: Construct (May 22nd, 6:30pm)

First time attending this event? Please sign-up using our short form at goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you!

The Construct group meets every Monday evening at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using Construct 2 or Construct 3, one of the best tools available for first time game creators.

After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun!

About Orbit

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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

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Orbit: Women in Games (May 28th, 11:00 am)

First time attending this event? Please sign-up using our short form at goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

Come join us and discuss topics in Women in Games. For the first meeting, we will be discussing the article  “Dragons Are for White Kids with Money: On the Friction of Geekdom and Race. This will be a remote meeting, so sign up ahead of time to participate!

About Orbit

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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

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TVGS Admin Jam! (June 3rd, 2:00 pm)

Want to help the Tech Valley Game Space grow to a better community? This event is for you! In response to the growing list of suggestions on our tasks.techvalleygamespace.com website, we will be having a 6-hour long “Admin Jam” where we cover as many suggestions that otherwise would not have immediate priority on our day-to-day schedule. Everyone is encouraged to join in at any time during the jam!

To suggest what to work on during the Admin Jam and/or to sign-up, please fill in this short below:

goo.gl/forms/e2AwjTtwnGssZ43B2

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TVGS Community Night (May 24th, 6:00pm)

Come meet the new coordinators!

Community Updates (TVGS members)

  •  A presentation on what’s happening in the local area.
  •  Any recent updates regarding TVGS.

Coordinator Talks 

Each Coordinator will have 5 mins to discuss any plans that they have for June of 2017 and beyond. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Events the Coordinator would like to hold
  • Tasks they wish to accomplish
  • Anything else they need help on.

If you would like to help the coordinator in their goals, please speak to them after the meeting.

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?)

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Orbit: Game Art – Q & A (May 25, 7pm)

It’s a TAO group meet-up!

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

What are we doing this week?

Bring your portfolios, pet projects, sketchbooks, or just a lot of questions! Let’s meet and review work and give/get advice on anything and everything game art related!

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!

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About Orbit

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.

 

[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Q & A (May 25th, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

We will have a questions and answers session where mentors can help answer any Unity problems you may have. Remember to bring your own project and questions!

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

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.

RSVP at the links below!

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