What we're about

Are you a game developer based in the NY Capital Region, or someone with an interest in making games? If so, then this group is for you!

TVGS is an active community of game makers that gathers on a weekly basis in Troy, NY to socialize, work together on group projects, and to coordinate hosting of monthly events such as presentations, classes, workshops, exhibitions of locally created games and playtesting sessions of work in progress. Participants of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!

In addition to our weekly meetings, we also run a full time co-working studio for game developers at 30 3rd Street in Troy. For more information, please visit our website at techvalleygamespace.com (http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/).

PLEASE NOTE: It is our goal to encourage and celebrate diversity in games with a constructive working and learning atmosphere at all TVGS gatherings. To that end, we are a safe space environment that welcomes people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic/racial and religious backgrounds, as well as abilities and ages to join in and feel confident that they will not face harassment or oppression within our community. We have a zero tolerance policy for any behavior that could be construed as hostile or damaging to any of our group members, or to anyone in attendance at our events and meetings.

For more information, you can review our Code of Conduct here: techvalleygamespace.com/code-of-conduct (http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/code-of-conduct/)

Upcoming events (5)

Social Night

Online event

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 online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. -- 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.

Social Night

Online event

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 online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. -- 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.

Extra Life 2020

Online event

Extra Life is a yearly event that brings together thousands of gamers around the world to support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Tech Valley Game Space is hosting a ton of fun activities and offering special prizes to those who donate to Extra Life! Stop by and play games to help raise money for a children’s hospital of your choice. Email us at [masked] if you are interested in joining the team. Check out the TVGS team page here: Join the Team or Donate! http://extra-life.org/team/TVGS

Orbit: Digital Storytelling

Online event

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. -- ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING 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 meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups 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 current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

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