Orbit: Construct (April 17th, 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’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn’t require any prior experience with computer 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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Social Night – Don’t Starve Together! (April 12, 6 – 9 pm)

Hey Space Cadets! Social Night will be occurring as per usual on the second Wednesday of the month, and this time around, we’re going to be playing “Don’t Starve Together”. It’s a fun, but challenging, multiplayer survival/adventure game for 2-6 people, and incorporates science, monsters, magic, and resource-gathering into its game-play. If you’re not afraid of losing your mind, being eaten by a giant spider, or wasting away in an eerie dream-land due to lack of food and shelter, then this game is for you! As always, we ask that folks rsvp by clicking one of the lovely little images below, and we hope to see you there!

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[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Scenes & Prefabs (April 13th, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

For this meeting, Taro Omiya will provide a brief tutorial on understanding and utilizing the two most important tools unique to the Unity game engine: Scenes and Prefabs.

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

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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TVGS Transmissions: Don’t Starve Together Again! (April 14th)

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 another session of Don’t Starve Together, the survival game by Klei Entertainment! Keep an eye on our feeds, we may be letting the audience play along with us!

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Lesson Night: Make it Juicy: easy methods to make your games more engaging (April 19th, 6:30pm)

Description:
Make it Juicy is a presentation by indie developer Taro Omiya, who will describe techniques used in his own games to create a more engaging, polished experience.  He will use Flappy Bird, the simple-yet-popular mobile game, as a basis for demonstrating “juice,” a type of in-game feedback coined by Kyle Gray, Kyle Gabler, Shalin Shodhan, and Matt Kucic.  No prior experience in Game Development is necessary to enjoy this presentation!

Bio:
Taro Omiya is an experimental indie game developer and a former Boeing software engineer.  As a frequent game jammer, his games are often lauded for their unusual polish and innovation.  He currently works in the Tech Valley Game Space, where his studio, Omiya Games, is developing a satirical mobile game called Not a Clone.

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Orbit: Construct 2 (April 10th, 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’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you!

The Construct 2 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, 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/

RSVP at the links below!

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Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Learn Ren’Py! (April 9th, 2:00 pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

Why come to this Orbit group?

Ever wanted to make a story driven game, or try another way to write a story? Then this is the group for you!

The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month at Tech Valley Game Space. We’re here to provide opportunities for participants to learn how to create story based games, get feedback on their projects, and have 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!

**This time we are going to do a Ren’Py lesson; so bring your laptop! If you did the homework post it to the google folder (it was included in the email about the first meeting)!

We will start with a writing exercise, I’ll go over the basics of Ren’Py, and then I’ll answer any questions people run into while creating their own games.**

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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