TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (September 14th, 1:00pm)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (June 8th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (May 11th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

Check Out TVGS at Colonie Central High School’s STEAM Festival (May 18th, 11:00am)

What better way than to celebrate the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) than a huge festival? Tech Valley Game Space will be representing at the
Colonie Central High School in their annual STEAM festival (part of their local Raiderfest), providing kids of all ages a brief look at game making! You can join us on May 5th, 11:00 AM EST, naturally at 1 Raider Blvd, Albany, New York.

For more information on the festival, visit their website, or check out their flyers!

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (April 13th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (March 9th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (February 9th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (January 12th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

[IGDA Albany] So You Want to be an Artist (October 10th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month, Penelope Barbalios will present “So You Want to be an Artist.”

The talk will begin at 7 pm; feel free to come in as early as 6 or stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle.

Talk Details

You’ve always taken a liking to drawing and design, but now it’s something you want to make a living doing? Here’s a brief guide from one artist to another on how to navigate obstacles ranging from setting your Commission Rates, Time Management, Social Media presence, and keeping your daily motivation, so your “job” doesn’t have to feel completely like “work” 🙂

About the Speaker

Penelope is a Freelance Illustrator who grew up in Troy, NY drawing and sketching comic book and anime characters on everything as a kid. She then decided to go to school for Video Game Design in Pittsburgh PA, learned terms like “Understructure” and “Anatomy”, as well as the “business side” of being an Artist. After college and an autoimmune disease diagnosis, she found her place in the world wasn’t necessarily in cubicle, but continuing to draw and design things from home. Now back in Troy NY with her Family, each day she’s working on building a brand name of Art Prints, Stationery, Apparel, and visualizing all the crazy ideas in her head so they can brighten a part of people’s everyday lives.

RSVP at the links below!

Ludum Dare 42 games made here at Tech Valley Game Space

It was an exhausting, 72-hour long journey, but we’ve returned from Ludum Dare 42 successfully, Space Cadets! The theme this time was, “running out of space,” where each team took a very different perspective on. Here are the latest games created in the capital region of New York from this game jam:

Open Spaces

Agoraphobia is the abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks. This is a visual novel designed to create awareness for this form, and other forms, of anxiety and depressive disorders. Your character decides how to interact with other characters, who either show you support or impatience. If you make decisions to isolate yourself, or let the negative thoughts take you, the dark mass of “Fear” creeps further and further into your mind. There are many ways to combat anxiety, and there is no single solution for everyone, but seeking support is always a good first step. This is the first game I have written and designed and it could not have been completed without the incredible talent of the members of Tech Valley Game Space in Troy, New York.

Trigger Warning: This game includes depictions of anxiety through audio and visual elements which may be difficult for some.

Thinning the Herd

Human overpopulation is becoming a major problem, time for nature to thin out our numbers. Click any part of the world to call forth natural disasters and monstrous creatures to bring down the human population as it continues to go up. All art and audio is original.

Hachi Block

Hachi Block is a combo-focused Tetris-based puzzle game! Score high by dragging blocks into a grid and creating a three-in-a-row horizontal or vertical block formation. Stay alert, however; don’t let the blocks rise to the top of the screen!