Orbit: Women in Games (August 19th, 11:00 am)

Please sign-up using our short form at goo.gl/JwpJzx to get the link to participate remotely!

The meeting topic in general is “why don’t women often seem to call themselves ‘gamers,’ and a more general discussion of what the term “gamer” means to us.

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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Lesson Night: An Introduction to Game Writing (August 16th)

Brian Shurtleff will speak about the craft of writing and narrative design for games.

Requirements:

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.

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Orbit: Construct (July 24th, 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 want to make your first 2D video game and don’t know 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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Lesson Night: UX Design Crash Course (July, 19th)

Every user is different, so how do you design for everyone’s needs? The trick is: you don’t. This crash course will give methods to choose your audience and learn how to tailor the experience to them. We’ll start with a discussion on just what this user experience design thing is and then move on to user stories, heuristic evaluations, and user testing.

No code required, just bring your brain and some questions.

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Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Open Project Critiques! (July 23rd, 2:00 pm)

Get feedback on your project! Check out what other people are working on!

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: Digital Storytelling – Project Q & A (July 9th, 2:00 pm)

Have a digital story you need help starting? Have a question about a Ren’Py or Twine game that you are working on now? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other cool people? Come on in for the Orbit: Digital Storytelling group meeting!

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: Women in Games (July 16th, 11:00 am)

Please sign-up using our short form at goo.gl/JwpJzx to get the link to participate remotely!

We will be discussing Jay Costello’s round-up of gender at E3.

This will be a remote meeting, so sign up ahead of time to participate from home! Or, come to TVGS and join the discussion there!

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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