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

[IGDA Albany]

IGDA Albany’s professional talk series continues. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6:30 PM and stay until 9:00 PM if you’d like to mingle before and after. Description:TBA Speaker Bio:TBA

TVGS Community Fair & Social

Come down to the TVGS Community Fair! We are going to have tables set up with members representing the coordination teams, orbit groups and related organizations of TVGS. Plus board games and snacks! And space where you can demo your latest projects and accomplishments! If you are interested in a table, please fill out this…Continue reading TVGS Community Fair & Social

Digital Storytelling Orbit

Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the…Continue reading Digital Storytelling Orbit

TVGS Community Fair & Social

Come down to the TVGS Community Fair! We are going to have tables set up with members representing the coordination teams, orbit groups and related organizations of TVGS. Plus board games and snacks! And space where you can demo your latest projects and accomplishments! If you are interested in a table, please fill out this…Continue reading TVGS Community Fair & Social

Digital Storytelling Orbit

Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the…Continue reading Digital Storytelling Orbit

Orbit: 3D Game Design

First time attending this event? Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx Looking to step up your game development skills by diving into 3D? This mentorship group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on a variety…Continue reading Orbit: 3D Game Design

[IGDA Albany]

IGDA Albany’s professional talk series continues. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6:30 PM and stay until 9:00 PM if you’d like to mingle before and after. Description:TBA Speaker Bio:TBA

TVGS Community Fair & Social

Come down to the TVGS Community Fair! We are going to have tables set up with members representing the coordination teams, orbit groups and related organizations of TVGS. Plus board games and snacks! And space where you can demo your latest projects and accomplishments! If you are interested in a table, please fill out this…Continue reading TVGS Community Fair & Social

Digital Storytelling Orbit

Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the…Continue reading Digital Storytelling Orbit

Orbit: 3D Game Design

First time attending this event? Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx Looking to step up your game development skills by diving into 3D? This mentorship group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on a variety…Continue reading Orbit: 3D Game Design