[IGDA Albany] Local Arcade Showcase (April 6, 2016)

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the IGDA Albany talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.

For the next IGDA Albany chapter meeting, we’ll be trying out something different: IGDA Albany and Tech Valley Game Space are teaming up to host a showcase of locally created games during All Over Albany’s 8th birthday party. All local game creators are invited to bring along a laptop or other hardware and demo projects in any state of completion.

This is a great opportunity to help build awareness for your game, and showcase it in front of a group of local journalists, bloggers and other media folks. It’s going to be a fun night, and even if you’re not showing off a game project you are still encouraged to join in the festivities. Everyone is welcome to stop by, play some games and eat some cupcakes.

If you would like to demo a game at the meeting as part of the local arcade showcase, please sign up via the registration form. Please direct all questions about the event to jamey@jameystevenson.com.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

Local Arcade Showcase

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Went

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the IGDA Albany talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.For the next IGDA Albany chapter meeting, we’ll be trying out something different: IGDA Albany and Tech Valley Game Space are teaming up to host a showcase of locally created games during All Over Alb…

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[IGDA Albany] TVGS Goes To GDC: “Slap Friends!” Pre-Mortem (March 2, 2016)

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.

This month’s speakers are Terence Tolman and John Ceceri III, and their talk is entitled TVGS Goes To GDC: “Slap Friends!” Pre-Mortem.

The talk will begin at 7:00 PM, but feel free to arrive around 6:00 and stay until 9:00 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

Talk Details

Two of our IGDA and TVGS members will be taking their game to GDC and will be presenting it during the alternative controller showcase and on stage at Experimental Gameplay Workshop!

The developers will discuss the ups and downs of creating SLAP FRIENDS, a dispute resolution simulator that uses plushy hat alternative hardware controllers!

About the Speakers

Terence Tolman

The game designer and artist responsible for creating Slap Friends. An advocate of diversity in games, last year he taught game development at Girls-Inc. and produced artwork for the Girls Make Games organization. He was also a concept artist on the Tale of Tales title “Sunset” and is currently acting as art director attached to the USC Interactive Media and Games Masters Thesis “The Sound of Separation”. You can view his work at TerenceTolman.com

John Ceceri III

The programmer of slap friends and recent grad from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Game Design and Development program. His website is http://JCIII.me

You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

TVGS Goes To GDC: “Slap Friends!” Pre-Mortem

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016, 7:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

4 Space Cadets Went

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.This month’s speakers are Terence Tolman and John Ceceri III, and their talk is entitled TVGS Goes To GDC: “Slap Friends!” Pre-Mortem.The talk will begin at 7:00 PM, but feel free to arrive around 6:…

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[Albany IGDA] Making Better Games for Girls: What We Can Learn from Nancy Drew (February 3, 2016)

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s speaker is Abi Johnson, and her talk is entitled “Making Better Games for Girls: What We Can Learn from Nancy Drew.”

Talk Details
The talk will discuss the games of the 90s girls’ games movement, most particularly the Nancy Drew adventure game series by developer Her Interactive, in order to help pinpoint what ‘works’ for girls. I will be discussing the difference in playstyles between boys and girls, and what I see working in terms of games that women enjoy, as well as common barriers I see keeping women out of games.

About the Speaker
Abi Johnson is a recent Master’s degree graduate from the University at Albany, with a research focus on women, identity, and video games. She is the developer of the Twine game transmissions, which was a portion of her thesis, “Playing like a Girl.” Her persistent garbage habit shows some signs of payoff.

You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

Making Better Games for Girls: What We Can Learn from Nancy Drew

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016, 7:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

7 Space Cadets Went

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.  This month’s speaker is Abi Johnson, and her talk is entitled “Making Better Games for Girls: What We Can Learn from Nancy Drew.”Talk Details The talk will discuss the games of the 90s girls’ games …

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