Game Club: Don’t Starve

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games.

This month we’re diving into “Don’t Starve”, a wildly popular and eccentric survival game created by Klei Entertainment in 2013. Your goal is simple – guide the “gentleman scientist” Wilson through an eerie, dream-like world, and keep him alive by procuring resources, fighting fiendish foes, and safeguarding his precious sanity. Will you steer Wilson towards success, or an untimely extinction?

Game Club – Episode 25: Don’t Starve
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Audio Editing: Constant Hackney
Intro and Outro Music: Robbie Singley

Game Club: Firewatch (hosted by Patrick T.)

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of books. People discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Our host for this month is Patrick T., and their selection is Firewatch, developed by Campo Santo for PC, Mac, Linux, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

Firewatch is a first-person adventure that takes place in the Shoshone National Forest, you are placed in the role of Henry, a fire lookout. As ominous things begin to happen, it’s up to you and your supervisor, Delilah, to communicate via walkie-talkie and work together to unravel the mystery.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 24: Firewatch
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Intro & Outro Music, “Prologue” composed by Chris Remo.

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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Game Club: Oddworld – New ‘n’ Tasty! (hosted by William)

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of books. People discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality.

This month’s host is William, and he’s selected Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! This highly-rated and well-awarded game was developed by Oddworld Inhabitants Inc, and takes place on a giant planet in another dimension. There, a series of strange but gutsy protagonists fight against the nefarious spread of big businesses across their damaged world in an attempt to save the environment, their cultures, and their communities.

You can play Oddworld on Playstation, Xbox, Playstation 3, Windows, Wii U, and PC.

As usual, this podcast is filled with spoilers!

Game Club – Episode 22: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!
Youtube version | MP3 download | OGG download
Intro Music, “Rupture Farms Slig Action” & Outro Music, “Boardroom Timer” composed by Michael Bross.

Meet the TVGS Board of Directors!

As announced at our last meeting, our next weekly gathering will be a special reception to welcome the new TVGS Board of Directors and give the community a chance to meet them, ask questions and discuss the past, present and future of TVGS.

The Board of Directors will consist of many familiar faces, and a few new ones as well. We hope you’ll attend, and help provide a warm welcome for all of them. This meeting will also serve as an opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone that has generously contributed their time and effort to help TVGS continue to grow and thrive.

In addition to the meet and greet, we will also be playing some games and having our usual social fun times. As promised, we will also be giving everyone a second chance to pitch ideas for the NY State Game Dev Challenge, which begins next Monday and runs through most of April. Hope to see you there!

RSVP via the links below:

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Orbit: Construct 2 (March 27th, 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 //www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

RSVP at the links below!

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Orbit: Virtual Reality (March 25th, 2pm)

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 VR, this is the group for you!

The Orbit VR group will meet every other Saturday at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to share and get feedback on your VR experience and ask for advice. Occasional tutorials on VR subjects may be provided as well, based on group feedback.

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 //www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

RSVP at the links below!

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