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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TVGS Transmissions: Terraria (Aug 18th, 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 making up for lost time with a game of Terraria! The chosen game for Game Club. Come join!

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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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Game Club: Terraria (hosted by Patrick) (Aug 17th)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on August 17th. Our next host is Patrick, and his selection will be:

Terraria
Genre: Action-adventure Sandbox.
Developer: Re-Logic

As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. It’s a long-form sandbox game, so put in as many hours as you want to get an idea of it.

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TVGS Community Night (August 23rd, 6:00 PM)

Community Updates (TVGS members)

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

Coordinator Election and Recap! 

Every 4 months, we hold an election to decide on who will be in each volunteer into a position such as Education Coordinator, Outgoing Coordinator and Event Coordinator.

And for this meeting, we will be having any of the current coordinators make a presentation or speech about how they did.

Are you interested in running? sign up for a position here.

If you are interested in helping a coordinator in their role, but not being it yourself, feel free to stop down and talk to the people who currently in the position and/or running for it. Join their teams!

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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Game Club: Life is Strange

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 Robert Denner, and their selection is all 5 episodes of Life is Strange, developed by Dontnod Entertainment for PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Join Max Caulfield, a photography student whose life gets turned upside down when she returns to her hometown of Arcadia Bay, Oregon and discovers that she has the innate ability to rewind time. You’ll take a very emotional journey across five days as all your actions have consequences that make the story all the more personal. So grab some tissues, turn the lights down low and get ready for that cinematic experience that proves without a doubt that, well, life is weird.

Game Club – Episode 26: Life is Strange
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Audio Editing: Constant Hackney

Intro and Outro Music: Robbie Singley

Social Night: Board Games! (August 9, 6pm)

It’s social night again and what’s more social than board games? Let’s get together, gather ’round some games, and get social! Feel free to bring in some games, too!

Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

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