Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Ludum Dare! (April 23th, 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?

This time the meeting coincides with Ludum Dare, the global game jam that happens 3 times a year! We will be taking some time to discuss what projects we are working on either as a group or as individuals!

If you want to get in on the Digital Storytelling Ludum Dare group, come to the TVGS Ludum Dare opening event at 8pm on Friday, 4/21

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!

**This time we are going to do a Ren’Py lesson; so bring your laptop! If you did the homework post it to the google folder (it was included in the email about the first meeting)!

We will start with a writing exercise, I’ll go over the basics of Ren’Py, and then I’ll answer any questions people run into while creating their own games.**

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.

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Orbit: Construct (April 17th, 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/

RSVP at the links below!

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Lesson Night: Make it Juicy: easy methods to make your games more engaging (April 19th, 6:30pm)

Description:
Make it Juicy is a presentation by indie developer Taro Omiya, who will describe techniques used in his own games to create a more engaging, polished experience.  He will use Flappy Bird, the simple-yet-popular mobile game, as a basis for demonstrating “juice,” a type of in-game feedback coined by Kyle Gray, Kyle Gabler, Shalin Shodhan, and Matt Kucic.  No prior experience in Game Development is necessary to enjoy this presentation!

Bio:
Taro Omiya is an experimental indie game developer and a former Boeing software engineer.  As a frequent game jammer, his games are often lauded for their unusual polish and innovation.  He currently works in the Tech Valley Game Space, where his studio, Omiya Games, is developing a satirical mobile game called Not a Clone.

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Orbit: Construct 2 (April 10th, 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 2 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, 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/

RSVP at the links below!

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Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Learn Ren’Py! (April 9th, 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.

Why come to this Orbit group?

Ever wanted to make a story driven game, or try another way to write a story? Then this is the group for you!

The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month at Tech Valley Game Space. We’re here to provide opportunities for participants to learn how to create story based games, get feedback on their projects, and have 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!

**This time we are going to do a Ren’Py lesson; so bring your laptop! If you did the homework post it to the google folder (it was included in the email about the first meeting)!

We will start with a writing exercise, I’ll go over the basics of Ren’Py, and then I’ll answer any questions people run into while creating their own games.**

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: Digital Storytelling (March 26, 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.

Why come to this Orbit group?

Ever wanted to make a story driven game, or try another way to write a story? Then this is the group for you!

The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month at Tech Valley Game Space. We’re here to provide opportunities for participants to learn how to create story based games, get feedback on their projects, and have 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.

RSVP at the links below!

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