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

[IGDA Albany] The Pragmatism of Inclusivity: Social Justice in the Gaming Industry (September 5th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month, Muse en Lystrala will present “The Pragmatism of Inclusivity: Social Justice in the Gaming Industry.”. 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….Continue reading [IGDA Albany] The Pragmatism of Inclusivity: Social Justice in the Gaming Industry (September 5th, 7:00 PM)

[IGDA Albany] Nina Stanley (August 1st, 6:30 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month’s IGDA Albany speaker is Nina Stanley, as she discusses her experience in the industry as 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…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Nina Stanley (August 1st, 6:30 PM)

[IGDA Albany] Communicating Your Way to a Better Sounding Game (June 6th, 6:00 pm)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month’s IGDA Albany speaker is Amanda Laven, and she will provide the talk, “Communicating Your Way to a Better Sounding Game.” The presentation will provide a list of unique game design challenges VR brings to the table. The talk will begin…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Communicating Your Way to a Better Sounding Game (June 6th, 6:00 pm)

[IGDA Albany] Intersection of Media and Digital Art (May 2nd, 5:30 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month’s IGDA Albany meeting is a bit special! We’ll be joining The Upstate Alliance for The Creative Economy (ACE) for their Mixer and talk — “Intersection of Media and Digital Art” delivered by Karen Helmerson of the New York State Council…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Intersection of Media and Digital Art (May 2nd, 5:30 PM)

[IGDA Albany] Game Design and VR: Designing for a New Medium (April 5th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month’s IGDA Albany speaker is Chris Caulfield, and he will provide the talk, “Game Design and VR: Designing for a New Medium.” The presentation will provide a list of unique game design challenges VR brings to the table. The talk will…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Game Design and VR: Designing for a New Medium (April 5th, 7:00 PM)

[IGDA Albany] Songs of Solitude: Telling More Story with Less (February 14th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional talk every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month’s IGDA Albany speaker is C.J. Kershner, and he will provide the talk, “Songs of Solitude: Telling More Story with Less.” The presentation will look into creative methods of storytelling utilized in games without using speech or written dialog. The talk…Continue reading [IGDA Albany] Songs of Solitude: Telling More Story with Less (February 14th, 7:00 PM)

Global Game Jam at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (January 26-29, 2018)

Hosted by Albany International Game Developers Association (Albany IGDA), we’ll be joining the largest game jam in the world, the Global Game Jam!

No experience in making games necessary! This is just a fun challenge for all of us, and often serves as an educational moment to learn how to work with deadlines. We will be going through game idea brainstorming and team building exercises to help you jump start your way to making games!

Join in as you make a game in 48 hours with a team! Meet up with other rapid game developers! Eat a lot of junk food! And most important of all, have fun!…Continue reading Global Game Jam at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (January 26-29, 2018)

IGDA Albany – Inclusive Game Space (December 7)

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 Amanda Stevens. What does an Inclusive Game Space look like? With all the talk of Safe Spaces these days, what does an actual inclusive game…Continue reading IGDA Albany – Inclusive Game Space (December 7)

IGDA Albany – Not a Clone Postmortem (November 2)

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 our own Taro Omiya, and his talk is going to be about: Not a Clone Postmortem: The Meta-Sequel!