The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (August 30th, 6:00pm)

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!…Continue reading Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (August 30th, 6:00pm)

Orbit: Digital Storytelling (September 7th, 1:00pm)

Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the…Continue reading Orbit: Digital Storytelling (September 7th, 1:00pm)

Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 7th, 11:00am)

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 Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. …Continue reading Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 7th, 11:00am)

Lesson Night: Armory (September 12th, 6:30pm)

Instructor Jamey Stevenson Description While modern 3D game engines like Unity and Unreal are “free” in terms of their initial usage fees, they are still proprietary tools that come with various hidden costs and restrictions. Open-source tools (such as Godot and Blender) are essential, because they remove these limitations and provide true game development freedom….Continue reading Lesson Night: Armory (September 12th, 6:30pm)

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (September 14th, 1:00pm)

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 during open hours on…Continue reading TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (September 14th, 1:00pm)

Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 14th, 11:00am)

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 Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. …Continue reading Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 14th, 11:00am)

Game Club: RollerCoaster Tycoon®: Deluxe, hosted by Chris (September 19th, 7:30pm)

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club is starting! Game club is a monthly group discussion on a game chosen by a selected host. Our next host is Will, and their selection is: RollerCoaster Tycoon®: Deluxe From the main site: Take a trip to fame and fortune by building the biggest, best,…Continue reading Game Club: RollerCoaster Tycoon®: Deluxe, hosted by Chris (September 19th, 7:30pm)

Orbit XR (September 21st, 1:00pm)

Learn about XR! The VR, AR, and MR Orbit group will meet on the 3rd Saturday 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. This meeting will introduce TVGS’s new hardware, including XR development machines and…Continue reading Orbit XR (September 21st, 1:00pm)

Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 21st, 11:00am)

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 Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. …Continue reading Orbit: Beginner Game Design (September 21st, 11:00am)

[IGDA Albany] Concepts in Worldbuilding (September 26th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every other month, on the 4th Thursday of the month. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6:30 PM and stay until 9:00 PM if you’d like to mingle before and after. This month, we welcome Justin Mitchell with his talk, “Concepts in…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Concepts in Worldbuilding (September 26th, 7:00 PM)