NYS Game Dev Challenge Work Night (Feb 16th, 6PM)

Greetings Cadets! This Friday we’re hosting a work night with a focus on the New York State Game Dev Challenge! (magic.rit.edu/nysgamechallenge) The deadline is a couple weeks away so the time to get some feedback!

This is a great opportunity to meet up with local developers, get feedback on your project, and to recruit teammates! We aren’t able to supply any computers for this event, so bring laptops or whatever you are able. If you have a project outside of working on the challenge you’re welcome to bring it by as well.

About the challenge (from the website):

The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers that aims to
help bring their game ideas to production. Entrants can register as either a student or indie developer (solo or
team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in NYS. Winners will be awarded cash/
funding for their game (drawn from a pool of $25,000 for each category), inclusion in RIT’s (or partner’s) on-site
incubator, and access to the mentor network. Entrants will be judged on their game idea pitch, game prototype,
business plan, mentorship plan, and development timeline.

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TVGS Transmissions: Global Game Jam 2018 (Feb 9th)

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

This week is the Game Jam Grab bag, where we’ll be playing games made in Global Game Jam 2018. You can submit games using the google form here, and we’ll play them on this week’s stream!

 

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[Orbit: 3D Game Design] Particle Systems (February 1st, 7:00pm)

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 of popular 3D game engines, including Unity 3D.

This session, Taro Omiya will talk about Particle Systems in Unity to spice up your game!

The 3D Game Design Orbit group will meet on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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TVGS Transmissions: Build A Game Part 2! (Feb 2nd)

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

This week is Build A Game, where a member of the TVGS community works on a game using audience suggestions!

Our experimental stream went really well, so we’re going to be continuing working on this game for a little bit! Coming hot off from our last development stream, we’re seeing where we’re going to go next. If you want to contribute outside of the stream, check out the links in the description on the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgAXnzBCTVA

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Social Night: Post-Global Game Jam Party (January 31, 7:00pm)

It’s social night again and let’s celebrate 2018 with our favorite analog and digital games! Come and show off your Global Game Jam game, and receive some useful feedback from professionals. And as usual, feel free to bring in some of your own favorite games (whether you made it or not), too!

Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

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TVGS Community Night (January 24th, 6:30pm)

Now with 25%* more learning!

Community Updates (TVGS members)

  •  A presentation on what’s happening in the local area.
  •  Any recent updates regarding TVGS.

Orbit Updates

Each Orbit Group will have a chance to discuss what has been happening with their group, what will be happening and anything else they have to say.

Coordinator Talks 

Each Coordinator will have a chance to update the community on what is going in their respective area.

Mini-Lesson!

Come down and learn from our first Mini-Lesson Lecture.

Title: “Writing From Vision to Project Tasks”
Presenter: Yoshi

Show and Tell (YOU!)

  • Project updates! (Tell everyone about your current project, what you’ve learned, what’s new, and where you’re going!)
  • Time dedicated to serving the community at large! (Do you want to present a game idea for feedback? Need people to help out on it? Need some brainstorming to help flesh it out? Have some concept art to show?)

*This statistic has not been verified. But please tell us if it worked.

 

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[Orbit: 3D Game Design & Digital Art] Q & A (January 25th, 7:00pm)

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? Or learning to step-up your artistic abilities?
This mentorship group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit and the TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on a variety of popular 3D game engines and digital art tools.

We will have a questions and answers session where mentors can help answer any game development problems you may have. Remember to bring your own project and questions!

The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. Likewise, the TVGS Art Orbit meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the same location.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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