Updated Notice from TVGS regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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)

Lift Off 2019: Closing Ceremony Forum

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

Lift Off 2019: Stress Management & Impostor Syndrome

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

Lift Off 2019: Diversity and Representation

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

Lift Off 2019: Project Management

TVGS’ Lift Off Diversity Incubator continues with a presentation on Project Management for Game Development by college professor and former Studio Manager of Cinematic at Telltale, Becky Arcovitch. She provides a primer on what project management is, why it’s important, what the common practices are for game development, and provided an example of a schedule…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Project Management

Social Night

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…Continue reading Social Night

Support Tech Valley Game Space for #GivingTuesday!

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!

Orbit: 3D Game Design – Let’s Discuss Networking!

This month’s 3D Game Design meetup will feature a group discussion about networking architectures, and techniques for improving player experiences in online games. We will be discussing the fundamentals of networking, game state synchronization, and other key topics related to providing smooth online multiplayer experiences. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an…Continue reading Orbit: 3D Game Design – Let’s Discuss Networking!

Social Night

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…Continue reading Social Night

Orbit: Game Art – Let’s Create Generative Art!

This month’s Game Art meetup will feature a group activity where participants will use the Processing library to create art using simple coding techniques. This will be a fun, hands-on intro to the basics of generative art, creative coding, and interactive visual design. No prior experience with Processing or coding in general is needed! Processing…Continue reading Orbit: Game Art – Let’s Create Generative Art!

Community Night

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…Continue reading Community Night

Orbit: Beginner Game Design

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…Continue reading Orbit: Beginner Game Design

Social Night

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…Continue reading Social Night

Extra Life 2020

Extra Life is a yearly event that brings together thousands of gamers around the world to support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tech Valley Game Space is hosting a ton of fun activities and offering special prizes to those who donate to Extra Life! Join us online to play games and help raise…Continue reading Extra Life 2020

Extra Life 2020

Extra Life is a yearly event that brings together thousands of gamers around the world to support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tech Valley Game Space is hosting a ton of fun activities and offering special prizes to those who donate to Extra Life! Join us online to play games and help raise…Continue reading Extra Life 2020