Are you passionate about supporting a more diverse range of creative voices in game development? Do you want to collaborate with an enthusiastic team of local creators to help foster a more inclusive, approachable, and thriving community for game makers in the Capital Region? Tech Valley Game Space is currently seeking volunteers for our next…Continue reading Sign up as a TVGS Volunteer Coordinator today!
It’s #GivingTuesday, and Facebook is matching the first $7 million in charitable donations that are received today. That means there has never been a better time to donate to TVGS! Here are just a few of the many benefits that TVGS brings to our region: Making game development education more accessible via free classes and…Continue reading Support Tech Valley Game Space for #GivingTuesday!
This post outlines a series of improvements that Tech Valley Game Space is making to our recurring event schedule. These changes will take effect on June 1st, 2020. Updated Event Schedule Updated Event Info Community Night Community Night will be hosted as a monthly gathering on the TVGS Discord every third Wednesday of the month…Continue reading Meet the New TVGS Event Schedule!
Updated Notice from Tech Valley Game Space regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): In accordance with the recent mandate from Governor Cuomo’s office to limit the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, our venue will be locking its doors as of 8pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. No one will be able to enter the facility after this time. Venue staff…Continue reading Updated Notice from TVGS regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice from Tech Valley Game Space regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Tech Valley Game Space is a hub for game makers throughout the Capital Region, and our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community. With this in mind, we are taking the following precautionary measures to safeguard the…Continue reading Notice from TVGS regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The final day of Lift Off, opened with a forum between panelists Muse en Lystrala, Becky Arcovitch, and Jarell Pryor (with Frederika Edgington-Giordano as moderator) answering questions about how to get into the video game industry. The panelists focused on various perspectives of game making, from getting into professional studios, to starting independent studios. Topics…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Closing Ceremony Forum
3D Game Artist Kolel Pryor provides tips and tricks on how to manage stress while working in the game industry, and in the creative industry as a whole. In particular, he brings up the impostor syndrome, or the feeling that one’s accomplishments as just lucky flukes. He covers how to avoid overworking, finding motivation to…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Stress Management & Impostor Syndrome
Quality Engineer Frederika Edgington-Giordano gives a rundown of what the job of a Quality Assurance (QA) in the games and software industry is like. A somewhat lesser-known field, QAs tests and confirms whether the game/software in development is up to the quality standard customers expect from said product. Frederika described what sort of people are…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Quality Assurance
Freelance e-sports journalist and diversity advocate, Amanda Stevens, provides an in-depth workshop on why diversity and representation is important in the media that we create. In addition, they provided some strategies on adding more representation in media, including uses of writing, music, characters, etc. After the presentation, each participant reviewed with their mentor how their…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Diversity and Representation
STEAM advocate, Milena Gonzalez provides a thorough presentation on why participants at the TVGS’ Lift Off Diversity Incubator belongs in tech. She lists the benefits of working in the tech industry and the positions available, but also indicated the negatives that the industry suffers from. Diversity can solve these problems, she argues, making a better…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: You Belong in Tech