TVGS Community Night (March 22nd, 6:00pm)

Come one, come all to the monthly Community Night!

After listening to community feedback, we are pleased to announce the improved Community Night format:

Community Updates (TVGS members)

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

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?)

Update: The Community Room is booked, so we are in the THINQubator for the evening of this event.

 

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Community Projects Shark Tank

TVGS Community Night and Shark Tank 11 (February 22nd, 2017)

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is the time to request any assistance from the community! TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing.

The night is divided into 3 sections:


Community Announcements / Project Updates and Demonstrations

As part of the “Community” aspect of the Night, we discuss the latest events we have held, the upcoming events we will hold and open the floor for any other events and/or groups to talk about what is going on with them.

In addition, if you have a project going on and/or want to show off your latest work in Unity, Game Maker, etc., this is an excellent time to provide updates and/or demonstrations! For demonstrators, please inform us ahead of time how much time they’d like to spend demonstrating.


Post Mortem

The end of a month of working hard, the winner of Last Shark Tank presents the progress made by their team of volunteers. As a recap from last Shark Tank up to that night, the leader of the Enchanted City game project talks about how the team helped her get closer to her goals.

How did they do? Did they succeed in their goals? Did they fail? What did they learn that they can teach others? Find out tonight.


Shark Tank

And now, for the main event: Do you have a game idea you need a group of people to help out on, over the course of a month? (could be a game proposal you need help setting up, a project that has slowed down in progress, a game nearing completion and just needs testing, or something else entirely)

Here is your chance to do just that.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form: goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

If you intend to pitch, but need help preparing one, fell free to contact Community Night Coordinator, Chris Spahn, and he will be more than happy to set up time to help you out.

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Community Projects Shark Tank

Community, Projects, & Shark Tank 9 (October 26)

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

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Community Projects Shark Tank

Community, Projects, & Shark Tank 8 (September 28)

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!
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Community Projects Shark Tank

Community, Projects, & Shark Tank 7 (August 24)

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Last month, we held our 6th “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Also, you can RSVP on Facebook or at Meetup:

Community, Projects, & Shark Tank 7

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

2 Space Cadets Attending

Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event!Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!If you have a project that you need help with, this is also…

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Project Night - Shark Tank

Project Night: Space Colonizers & Shark Tank 6 (July 27)

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!

Last month, we held our 5th “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project (“Space Colonizers”) will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Based on the strong response to the “shark tank” series, we will be keeping it going as a recurring monthly event. That means participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

As always, everyone is free to join in. However, we do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form.

RSVP at our Facebook Event or at Meetup below:

Project Night: Space Colonizers & Shark Tank 6

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Attending

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!Last month, we held our sixth “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been worki…

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Project Night - Shark Tank

Project Night: include.game & Shark Tank 5 (June 29)

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!

Last month, we held our fourth “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project (“include.game”) will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Based on the strong response to the “shark tank” series, we will be keeping it going as a recurring monthly event. That means participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

As always, everyone is free to join in. However, we do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form.

RSVP at our Facebook Event or at Meetup below:

Project Night: include.game & Shark Tank 5

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

2 Space Cadets Attending

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!Last month, we held our fourth “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been work…

Check out this Meetup →

Project Night: TVGS Arcade Cabinet & Shark Tank 4 (May 25, 2016)

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!

Last month, we held our third “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project (“TVGS Arcade Cabinet”) will be presented.  The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Based on the strong response to the “shark tank” series, we will be keeping it going as a recurring monthly event. That means participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

As always, everyone is free to join in. However, we do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form.

We ask that you also please RSVP in the Facebook event or Meetup below:

Project Night: TVGS Arcade Cabinet & Shark Tank 4

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

5 Space Cadets Went

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!Last month, we held our third “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been worki…

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Project Night: Phagocytomania & Shark Tank 3 (April 27, 2016)

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!

Last month, we held our second “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the prototype that was developed based on the winning pitch (“Phagocytomania”) will be presented.  The team will demonstrate their results at this meeting, and provide time for playtesting and feedback on how the game turned out.

Based on the strong response to the “shark tank” series, we will be keeping it going as a recurring monthly event. That means participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

As always, everyone is free to join in. However, we do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form.

For you convenience, we’ve created a Facebook event and Meetup as reminders to add to your digital calendar:

Project Night: Phagocytomania & Shark Tank 3

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

6 Space Cadets Went

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!Last month, we held our second “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been work…

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Project Night: Delhi Rickshaw & Shark Tank 2 (March 30, 2016)

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!

Last month, we held our first ever “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the prototype that was developed based on the winning pitch (“Delhi Rickshaw”) will be presented. The team will demonstrate their results at this meeting, and provide time for playtesting and feedback on how the game turned out.

Based on the strong response to the initial “shark tank”, we will be trying it out as a recurring monthly event. That means participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

Everyone is free to join in! However, we do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP using the form below:
http://goo.gl/forms/ryhcEjqhKH

As usual, please RSVP in the Facebook event or Meetup below:

Project Night: Delhi Rickshaw & Shark Tank 2

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

11 Space Cadets Went

Welcome to the new and improved project night, where we’ll be collaborating on a shared mission: create a game together in one month!Last month, we held our first ever “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been …

Check out this Meetup →