Welcome to 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.

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Each Orbit group will meet on a recurring basis (either weekly, fortnightly or monthly) at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

The first set of Orbit groups will be launching soon, with even more groups to be added in the near future. We’ll be announcing more details in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned to this page and don’t forget to subscribe to our email newsletter so you don’t miss any updates!

Below you’ll find more information about the initial list of Orbit groups that are scheduled to begin in early March. Please contact the organizer for each group if you’d like to ask questions and sign up to participate once the group launches. You can also check out our launch video to hear an introduction from each of the mentors and learn additional details about the Orbit program.

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Construct

Co-Organizers: Jamey Stevenson & Frederika Edgington-Giordano
Sign up: Here
Meeting dates: Every Monday, 6:30-8pm

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Unity

Organizer: Taro Omiya
Sign up: Here
Meeting dates: 1st and 4th Thursdays, 7-8 pm

gameArt

Game Art/TVGS Art Orbit

Organizer: Jason Harlow
Sign up: Here
Start date: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-9 pm

digitalStorytelling

Digital Storytelling

Organizer: Frederika Edgington-Giordano
Sign up: Here
Meeting dates: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2-3:30pm

virtualReality

Virtual Reality

Organizer: John Ceceri III
Sign up: Here
Meeting dates: TBD – More Info Coming Soon!

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Women in Games

Organizer: Abi Johnson
Sign up: Here
Meeting dates: Every 3rd Sunday, 11am

 

We are also looking for additional mentors for each of the existing groups, so please sign up using this form if you would like to get involved as a mentor.

Do you have a particular topic that you’d like to learn more about, or a desire to meet other local creators that share your interests? Let us know what other types of Orbit groups you’d like to see in the future by filling out the feedback and suggestion form located here.

If you have any general questions about the program, please send them to info@techvalleygamespace.com.