Lesson Night: Anatomy of an Idle Game (October 17th, 6:30pm)

Presenter: Sam Bonfante Description: Diving into the construction of a single page web application through the lens of the popular idle game genre, we will look at how modern JavaScript frameworks like React allow anyone to make powerful and interactive experiences with minimal programming.

Lesson Night Remastered: Crash Course Introduction to Unity (September 19th, 6:30pm)

Presenter: Taro Omiya Description: Our next monthly game-creating tutorial will return with the basics: an introductory tutorial on Unity. This will be a hand-on course, so please come in with your laptop with Unity installed! We’ll be making a simple 3D first-person perspective game that will cover the following topics: • Importing pre-made assets •…Continue reading Lesson Night Remastered: Crash Course Introduction to Unity (September 19th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: The Vocabulary of Unity3D: Unity3D for non-programmers (April 18th, 6:30pm)

Presenter: Greg Lyons Description: Have no coding background but still want to make your own games? Hesitant to start making games because you feel coding is an obstacle? Want to try out Unity3D? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this lesson is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will learn the…Continue reading Lesson Night: The Vocabulary of Unity3D: Unity3D for non-programmers (April 18th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Unity Features You May Not Have Known About! (February 21st, 6:30pm)

Presenter: Taro Omiya Description: Unity, one of the most popular game making tools, is jam-packed with features like state-of-the-art 3D graphics, an efficient physics engine, and ability to build for PC, mobile, consoles, AR, VR, and Mixed Reality. But did you also know that you can add split-screen without any scripting? Or add echo zones…Continue reading Lesson Night: Unity Features You May Not Have Known About! (February 21st, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Rigging and Animation with Blender (May 18, 2016)

Our next free monthly lesson is Rigging and Animation with Blender, the free-and-open-source 3D modeling application.  Stay tuned for more information! If you decide to attend the class you will need to bring: A computer Blender, version 2.7 or higher already installed on your computer. A free copy of Blender can be downloaded at blender.org Please…Continue reading Lesson Night: Rigging and Animation with Blender (May 18, 2016)

Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels With Ren’py (February 17, 2016)

Are you interested in making your own interactive story, but unsure about how to get started? If so, look no further! This event is for you! Ren’Py is a great introductory tool to create visual novels, which are a form of “choose your own adventure” stories that mix text and images. TVGS founder and game…Continue reading Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels With Ren’py (February 17, 2016)

Lesson Night: Build 3D Assets With Blender (December 16th, 2015)

Would you like to be able to create 3D games, assets, and even entire levels? And would you like to do it all free? Well, we can show you how to do precisely that with Blender!
Blender is a powerful, free and open-source 3D modeling tool. It is also quite versatile, allowing you to not only build assets for games but also make animations, bake textures, create graphic designs, and even add interactivity using Blender’s integrated game engine.
In this class we’ll go over an introduction to the Blender interface, including basic building and using modifiers. If we have time, we’ll also cover creating textures and materials. Questions are welcome, and we’ll have more in-depth video tutorials and project files you can edit freely….Continue reading Lesson Night: Build 3D Assets With Blender (December 16th, 2015)