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January 2021

Social Night

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We'll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night).…

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February 2021

Social Night

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We'll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night).…

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Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Let’s Create Twine Games!

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This month's Digital Storytelling meetup will feature a group activity where participants will make a game using Twine, an accessible visual tool for creating branching stories and interactive fiction. No previous experience with Twine is necessary, so newcomers are encouraged to join in! We will be covering some basics about Twine up front, and providing a freeform Q&A session as we all work on creating our own Twine projects during the gathering. -- NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this…

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Social Night

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We'll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night).…

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Orbit: Beginner Game Design

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this month's edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. -- NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join…

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Community Night

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the party! It's time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You're invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each…

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Orbit: Game Art – Art, Design, and the Creative Process

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This month's Game Art meetup will feature a group watch-along of some tiny talks related to the creative process, and how design considerations factor in to the creation of 2D and 3D game assets. We'll be checking out brief talks from a handful of game artists and designers who have provided insights into their artistic process. Participants will also be invited to share details about their own workflow, including info about their preferred tools, techniques, and favorite sources of inspiration.…

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Social Night

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We'll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night).…

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Orbit: 3D Game Design – VR Hand Tracking Design and Prototyping

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This month's 3D Game Design meetup will feature a guest presentation by Chris Caulfield, the Creative Director of local VR-focused game studio Catapult Games. Chris will be discussing his work on designing for hand tracking on the Oculus Quest, as seen in Catapult's recently released "Pop Pop!" project. Chris will also be sharing details about the demo's prototyping process, which involved meticulously breaking down the abilities and limits of the tracking, analyzing the design of often-janky tech demos, and Keeping…

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March 2021

Social Night

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We'll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night).…

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