TVGS Transmissions: Dev’s Play – Plane Defensive (Feb 24)

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 is Dev’s Play, where we’ll be playing through a locally-made game with the developer! This session we’re featuring Plane Defensive made by Klil H. Neori

About the Game:

Plane Defensive is tagged as “flatland meets survival horror”. It is several iterations on the idea of a player constrained to a two-dimensional plane having to contend with invaders from the third dimension, using limited information gathered from sensors inside that plane. Klil presented these iterations for feedback in monthly Interactive Showcases at the Arts Center, as well as at Troy By Design. The latest version can be found at khneori.itch.io/plane-defensive

About the Dev:

Klil moved to Albany from Israel in 2010 to pursue a PhD in physics. After graduation, he got involved in indie game design through TVGS, and is now a software engineer at Flyinside Inc., whose main product is a virtual reality interface for flight simulators.

 

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Game Club: Portal and Portal 2 (hosted by John) (February 16)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on February 16. Our next host is John, and his selection will be:

Portal and Portal 2
Genre: First Person Puzzler
Developer: Valve Software

As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. Portal 1 is about 4 hours, and Portal 2 is about 7 hours long.

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Here is Johns’s description of the game:

“These First Person Puzzlers throw you into the depths of the Apeture Science Research Facility, forced to run through tests conducted by the diabolical computer GLaDOS who taunts you and shuffles you around as you try to escape.

TVGS Transmissions: Portal 2 Co-Op – Game Club Cliffnotes (February 17)

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 is Game Club Cliffnotes, where we’ll be playing through some of the game or games selected for our game club podcast this month. The game we’ll be playing is Portal 2, going through the Co-op half of the game!

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TVGS Transmissions: Portal 1 – Game Club Cliffnotes! (Feb 10th)

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 is Game Club Cliffnotes, where we’ll be playing through some of the game or games selected for our game club podcast this month! The game we’ll be playing is the first of the two Portal games by Valve Software.

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TVGS Transmissions: Game Jam Grabbag (February 3rd)

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 is the Game Jam Grabbag, where we’ll be playing games made in Global Game Jam 2017. You can submit games using the google form here, and we’ll play them on this week’s stream!

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Game Club: A Merry Mini Medley

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) starts now!

This month, since everyone will be busy for the holidays, we had the TVGS members select 3 short games to play!

Little Inferno (http://tomorrowcorporation.com/littleinferno)
Uncle Who Works For Nintendo (https://ztul.itch.io/the-uncle-who-works-for-nintendo)
NiGHTS Into Dreams: Christmas Nights (http://store.steampowered.com/app/219950/)

And an optional bonus: Save the Date (http://paperdino.com/save-the-date/)

Game Club – Episode 21: A Merry Mini Medley
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Ludum Dare 36 (August 26, 2016)

The time has come…to make games for the 36th tri-annual online game jam, Ludum Dare!

No experience in making games necessary! This is just a fun challenge for all of us, and often serves as an educational moment to learn how to work with deadlines. We will be going through game idea brainstorming and team building exercises to help you jump start your way to making games!

Join in as you make a game in 72 hours with a team, or if you want to go hard-mode, 48 hours solo! Meet up with other rapid game developers! Eat a lot of junk food! And most important of all, have fun!

Just sign up on Facebook events or the Meetup page to join in.

P.S. For parking, the Uncle Sams parking garage — which is only one block away from our office — is free during weekends and after 6:00 PM on the weekdays. We highly recommend parking there.

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