Orbit: Game Art – Contrast and Drawing Focus in Your Game (August 10th, 7pm)

It’s a TAO group meet-up! Let’s talk about game art!

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 week?

Ever get that feeling that your character doesn’t stand out? Or you don’t know where to look when you design your game? Or suddenly you die because you can’t differentiate an enemy from a wall? This short presentation is for you who make games! Our presenter will be talking about concepts that help you troubleshoot and think about how to draw attention in your games via colors and contrast. Come on down to find out and learn some new skills or refresh some old ones!

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting!

RSVP at the links below!

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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.

 

Movie Night: (August 11, 7:30pm)

Game Film Fun

Let’s get together and watch a film based on a game, about games, or just game-y! Our local film critic will provide a film for us to enjoy from their expansive library. The movie will be announced at Social Night so be sure you make an appearance!

Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8. Grab some popcorn or snacks and come on downtown to TVGS movie night!

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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (August 25th)

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games. Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!

If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

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[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Q & A (August 3rd, 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.

This session will be a simple questions and answers session. VR will be postponed to a later date.

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 1st 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: Ludum Dare 39 Games! (Aug 4th)

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 Grab bag, where we’ll be playing games made in Ludum Dare 39. You can submit games using the google form here, and we’ll play them on this week’s stream!

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Ludum Dare 39 (July 28th, 8:00pm)

The time has come…to make games for the 39th 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!

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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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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (July 28th)

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games. Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!

If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

RSVP at the links below!

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