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+)

[IGDA Albany] Entrepreneurship & Business of Indie Games

Tech Valley Game Space

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 4th Thursday of the month. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6:30 PM and stay until 9:00 PM if you’d like to mingle before and after. The talk's description is as follows: Description: Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States and added about $11.7 Billion to the US GDP in 2016 (Forbes 2017) and Americans spent $36 Billion on Video Games in 2017 (World Economic Forum 2018). While there is plenty of opportunity to make money in the video game industry and it continues to grow, the video game industry is also very competitive. How does someone that isn't Triple A get to have a slice of that pie? It will come down to understanding the mindset behind a game industry entrepreneur and what exactly it takes to run an indie game company. Speaker Bio: Samir has a background in the IT industry and studied Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Neuroengineering at Drexel University. He is currently the CEO and Game Designer at SIR-VR Studios. Samir will share from his experience about what he has learned in terms of the business development aspect.

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: 3D Game Design

Tech Valley Game Space

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, Godot 3, and more. In the first hour, a mentor will provide a lecture on a topic related to either a 3D game engine or programming. The last hour will be devoted to questions and answers, so feel free to come in with a project! The 3D Game Design Orbit group will meet on the 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.

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].

Past events (900)

TVGS Community Fair & Social

Tech Valley Game Space

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