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)

Lesson Night: Version Control and You (August 8th, 6:30pm)

Instructor Taro Omiya Description Ever had to deal with files getting deleted by accident? Or perhaps you’ve overwritten it with unnecessary information? What about the disaster that is collaborative file editing? Well, there’s a tool for that: Git. Professional software developer Taro Omiya will provide a tutorial on how to use this popular tool to…Continue reading Lesson Night: Version Control and You (August 8th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Microtalks! (June 13th, 6:30pm)

Description Once again we are doing Micro-talks! If you have a short lesson that you’ve always wanted to try out or a cool story from your own experiences in game development, this is your chance to shine! Submission form: forms.gle/4EdutzppfeDeHc976 What to Bring Just yourself RSVP at the links below!

Lesson Night: How to Setup a Game Space (May 9th, 6:30pm)

Instructors Jamey Stevenson Taro Omiya Description Title: How to Setup a Game Space Description: Learn about the challenges setting up a game space from the founders of Tech Valley Game Space, Jamey and Taro! Hear stories of the beginnings of the programs and events that make TVGS the exciting community it is today! What to…Continue reading Lesson Night: How to Setup a Game Space (May 9th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: How to Make a Game in 72 Hours (April 11th, 6:30pm)

Instructors Muse En Lystrala Taro Omiya Frederika Edgington-Giordano Description Title: How to Make a Game in 72 Hours Description: Ludum Dare, the popular global game jam, will be held once again on April 26-29! Come prepare to jam by learning the tips and tricks for success from 3 people who have created games during multiple…Continue reading Lesson Night: How to Make a Game in 72 Hours (April 11th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: DIY Alternative Game Controllers! (March 14th, 6:30pm)

Presenter Amy Flaherty Description Title: DIY Alternative Game Controllers! Learn the basics of DIY electronics to create your own game controllers with Amy Flaherty! I will demonstrate how to use sensors bring your game into the physical world. ┬áLearn about circuit bending old electronics for your project and experiment with my collection of sensors. Construct…Continue reading Lesson Night: DIY Alternative Game Controllers! (March 14th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Common Tools for Team Collaboration (February 14th, 6:30pm)

Presenter Taro Omiya Description Title: Common Tools for Team Collaboration Have you ever had the time where you passed some art assets to a programmer, only to have to wait for hours until it’s finally integrated in your game project? Or maybe two team members made the same assets in completely different styles when each…Continue reading Lesson Night: Common Tools for Team Collaboration (February 14th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels with Ren’Py – Rebooted! (January 10th, 6:30pm)

Continuing our series of updating past Lesson Nights, we will be covering the most popular Visual Novel engine, Ren’Py! Presenter Frederika Edgington-Giordano Description Almost three years ago, in February of 2016 , TVGS had a lesson night on Ren’Py. Since that time, Ren’Py has had some updates. Ren’Py is a great introductory tool to create…Continue reading Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels with Ren’Py – Rebooted! (January 10th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Microtalks 2018 (December 13th, 6:30pm)

Description: Once again we are doing Micro-talks! If you have a short lesson that you’ve always wanted to try out or a cool story from your own experiences in game development, this is your chance to shine! Submission form: goo.gl/forms/TegMItz6mgjsnwgJ2

Lesson Night: Anatomy of an Idle Game (October 17th, 6:30pm)

Presenter: Sam Bonfante Description: Diving into the construction of a single page web application through the lens of the popular idle game genre, we will look at how modern JavaScript frameworks like React allow anyone to make powerful and interactive experiences with minimal programming.