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+)

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games. Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun! If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to [masked].

Orbit: Beginner Game Design

Tech Valley Game Space

First time attending this event? Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven't already done so. If you're interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn't require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. After learning the basics, you'll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! 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://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

Orbit: Beginner Game Design

Tech Valley Game Space

First time attending this event? Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven't already done so. If you're interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn't require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. After learning the basics, you'll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! 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://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

Digital Storytelling Orbit

Tech Valley Game Space

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 1st Saturday 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. Note: No equipment required, but a laptop may be helpful for most meetings. 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. Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Past events (850)

Orbit: Beginner Game Design

Tech Valley Game Space

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