TVGS Transmissions: ECHO (Oct 20th, 8PM)

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, since we’re in between a few things, we’re starting an interesting game that recently came out, ECHO!

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Orbit: VR – Intro to Unity VR (Oct 21st, 1PM)

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 month?

This month we’ll be doing a quick introduction on how to get started using the Google Daydream/Cardboard and Oculus platforms in Unity. We’ll cover the basics like how to prepare your work environment (virtual and physical) for VR, what software and plugins are needed to run and publish apps, and a peek at what’s already available to expand your VR projects!

Limited equipment will be available for the demo.

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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.

 

Game Club: Pony Island & INSIDE (Oct 19th, 7PM)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club is starting! Game club is a monthly podcast discussion on a game chosen by a selected host. This month we ran a poll for the games to play, and it was a double feature of Pony Island and INSIDE!

Pony Island
Genre: Action-adventure
Developer: Daniel Mullins Games

INSIDE
Genre: Puzzle-Platformer
Developer: Playdead

The discussion will take place on October 19th. Newcomers to the group have higher chance of selecting the next month’s game! As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. Both games combined take about 5-6 hours long.

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Game Club: Cities: Skylines

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games. Our host for this month is Chris, and their selection is Cities: Skylines, developed by Colossal Order.

Manage a vast and populated city, starting from a small township! This city-building simulator has you managing all aspects of running a town, and finding the right balance to keep your citizens happy. Or you could build a city developer’s nightmare, and discover the traffic tolerance limits through a never-ending highway system. The choice is yours!

 

Game Club – Episode 27: Cities: Skylines
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Audio Editing: Constant Hackney

Intro and Outro Music: Robbie Singley

Lesson Night: Intermediate Programming (Part 1) (Sept 20th, 6:30PM)

Presenter: Taro Omiya

Come over for a lesson night on programming, using C#! Renowned game jammer Taro Omiya will provide an introduction to object-oriented programming, a modern and innovative way of organizing your own code to create a flexible and powerful framework for your own games. Since this is a very dense topic, the lesson will be split into 2 parts, with the first portion introducing structs, classes, objects, and inheritance.

Requirements:
Participants are expected to have reviewed the programming basics lesson, available under our Learn page with slides from part 1 and part 2 (links below). Furthermore, it’s highly recommended for one to bring in their own computer with Unity installed so they can test and experiment with example code provided by the talk.

Part 1: http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Programming-Basics-Part-1.pdf
Part 2: http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Programming-Basics-Part-2.pdf(edited)

 

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Game Club: System Shock 2 (hosted by John) (September 21, 7:00pm)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club is starting! Game club is a monthly podcast discussion on a game chosen by a selected host. Our next host is John, and his selection will be:

System Shock 2
Genre: First Person Survival Horror
Developer: Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios

System Shock 2, first released in 1999, is the blueprint for countless modern games such as the Bioshock series, Dead Space, and Prey. You are a hacker on board a starship trying to stem the outbreak of a genetic infection that has devastated the ship, slowly learning what has happened and who or what is responsible.

The discussion will take place on September 21st. Newcomers to the group have higher chance of selecting the next month’s game! As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. The game is about 16 hours long.

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TVGS Transmissions: Switch Co-op Games! (Sept 22nd, 8PM)

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’re doing something a little more casual, and playing some group co-op games on the Nintendo Switch! (Overcooked, Snipperclips, Puyo-Puyo Tetris and possibly more!)

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