Lesson Night: Common Tools for Team Collaboration (February 14th, 6:30pm)

Presenter Taro Omiya Description Title: Common Tools for Team Collaboration Have you ever had the time where you passed some art assets to a programmer, only to have to wait for hours until it’s finally integrated in your game project? Or maybe two team members made the same assets in completely different styles when each…Continue reading Lesson Night: Common Tools for Team Collaboration (February 14th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels with Ren’Py – Rebooted! (January 10th, 6:30pm)

Continuing our series of updating past Lesson Nights, we will be covering the most popular Visual Novel engine, Ren’Py! Presenter Frederika Edgington-Giordano Description Almost three years ago, in February of 2016 , TVGS had a lesson night on Ren’Py. Since that time, Ren’Py has had some updates. Ren’Py is a great introductory tool to create…Continue reading Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels with Ren’Py – Rebooted! (January 10th, 6:30pm)

Lesson Night: Microtalks 2018 (December 13th, 6:30pm)

Description: Once again we are doing Micro-talks! If you have a short lesson that you’ve always wanted to try out or a cool story from your own experiences in game development, this is your chance to shine! Submission form: goo.gl/forms/TegMItz6mgjsnwgJ2

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)

Orbit: TAO group – Game Art Tips & Tricks (May 11, 7pm)

First time attending this event? Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so. TAO (TVGS Art Orbit) group kickoff lesson! Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or want to make a game that you are working on look better?…Continue reading Orbit: TAO group – Game Art Tips & Tricks (May 11, 7pm)

Lesson Night: Game Design (November 30)

If you want to create a game or interactive experience, design is one of the most important skills you can learn. Although design plays a vital role in the creative process, a surprising number of game makers continue to misunderstand design or even overlook it altogether. In this lesson, Jamey Stevenson will provide an overview…Continue reading Lesson Night: Game Design (November 30)

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Lesson: Introduction to Relational Databases (October 19)

This is an introduction to databases for people with zero background. It will cover what a database is and used for, how to set one up in MySQL, and how to interact with it. If I have time to get some examples built, I’d like to cover how to get the database to be accessible…Continue reading Lesson: Introduction to Relational Databases (October 19)