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

Orbit: 3D Game Design – Latest Trends in Virtual Reality

New trends and developments in Virtual Reality will be presented and discussed, focused on announcements made at the Sept. 16 “Facebook Connect” event. Virtual Reality (VR) games are at the cutting edge of 3D games. Although VR technology goes back 50 years, the last few years have shown phenomenal progress in low-cost, consumer-friendly VR for…Continue reading Orbit: 3D Game Design – Latest Trends in Virtual Reality

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

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 – The Making of “Hot Seagulls in Your Area”

This month’s Game Art meetup will feature a guest appearance from artist and game designer Jennifer Bourke of Wet Little Games. Jennifer will be discussing the creative process behind Hot Seagulls in Your Area, a recently released point-and-click adventure game that features “Bodybuilding Baywatch Babes,” demonic whistles, and smooching seagulls. — NOTE: Due to the…Continue reading Orbit: Game Art – The Making of “Hot Seagulls in Your Area”

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: 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

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 the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. —– Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and…Continue reading Social Night

Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Ludum Dare and IFComp

This month’s Digital Storytelling meetup will feature a group work session for Ludum Dare, a large online game jam that is going on all weekend. Even if you aren’t participating in Ludum Dare, you are still welcome to join in and spend some time making progress on your own projects! We will also be taking…Continue reading Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Ludum Dare and IFComp

Ludum Dare 47

The time has come to make games for the 47th biannual online game jam, Ludum Dare! Ludum Dare is a fun community event where participants create games over a weekend based on a shared theme. The theme will be revealed during our kickoff party on Friday evening, so be sure to join us then if…Continue reading Ludum Dare 47