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

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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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Ludum Dare 33 games made here at Tech Valley Game Space

Howdy! Apologize for the late post, but two weekend ago, we’ve had an amazing time creating games within the 48 or 72 hour time frame for the Ludum Dare online game jam. This Ludum Dare’s theme was, “You Are The Monster,” and we’re excited to present the results:

Moon Witch

moonWitch
A side Scrolling Shooter starring a witch.

Fly On The Wall

FlyOnTheWall
2-Player Puzzle Game. One player is the Scientist, the other player is the Fly. Entering different teleporters at the same time will combine DNA and give special abilities. The objective is to enter the same teleporter together to become normal again.

Huntingman Championship

huntingmanChampionship
A sport about killing the highest weight of animals!

This game is a top down, single screen arena, where the player moves around the environment looking for animals to kill. The animals will have AI that makes them run away from contact and the direction of damage. Animals will not always die from one hit, and there will be gore and real sounds to make the experience horrifying. The player must drag the bodies back to the house by hand, and will move slower depending on the weight of the bodies. Some weapons will cause the animal to lose weight from overkill. Better weapons can be found in the Shoppee. Are you a monster?

Lardum

Lardum
A quick 5 minute or less game. Even quicker if you don’t like it.

“You are the monster”! All you need to do is hit space and watch it unfold.

There is a secret revealed when you complete the game, so spend those 10 minutes unlocking everything because frankly, it’s worth it.
(There’s been a lot of people stating they can’t figure out the secret… Think of konami, and if you still can’t get it googling “Konami” and “secret codes” should get you there 😉 )

Can I Haz Monsters?

canIHazMonsters
As a traveller in a foreign land, you must learn the language of these strange creatures to let them help you make your way through. Find all the alien words and talk to everyone you meet, and you could unlock the power of the monsters!