Ludum Dare 41 games made here at Tech Valley Game Space

Hello, fellow Space Cadets! With Ludum Dare 41 over, we’re here to bring up a list of the latest games created in the capital region of New York from this game jam. The theme this time was, “Combine 2 Incompatible Genres,” which certainly stretched the imagination of these creators. Check them out!

Idle Research Clicker

Do some research, see what happens.

Spike-Stricken Love

What do get when you blend obstacle-avoiding action with text-based dating?

The answer is Undertale. This game is completely different.

SmackTalk! Live Teaches Typing!

Type the text shown for each part of the promo. Take as much time as you need and then press the “Talk Smack!” button. For each segment of the promo, half-credit is given for capitalization mistakes, and no credit is given if there are any other mistakes. If you get enough credit, more than half of the credits possible, after finishing the promo, you will get a good ending for the promo, and otherwise you will get worse endings. Finish all 4 promos to go to the credits and complete the game!

SmackPaint! Combat Painting with Ross Bob

Paintsmack! Combat painting with Ross Bob. NOW WITH CREATIVE MODE!

Grab your paint and tap “A” to do happy little brushes against the canvas. Do your best to finish the painting before all the happy little critters steal away with your paint or the time runs out. Take a picture of your masterpiece afterwards and share it with the world!

Fantasy Fighter

This game is a top-down, turn-based, fighter. The game as an experiment and opportunity to learn C++ and the SFML library. Unfortunately, the best fighter elements weren’t added, but the mechanics are written down in the README.md.

Salty Scuttle

Being the Ludum Dare after Valentine’s Day, it seemed like the perfect time to work on a 2 player cooperative game for gamers to enjoy with their significant others. But, given the theme, what genre could we combine with cooperative play to make a truly romantic experience that would bring couples together the world over? The answer was clear: QWOP. In Salty Scuttle, each player controls one leg of a crab who is trying to migrate to their new home for the new season. Try to help them go as far as possible without flipping them over onto their back!

GameFest @ The Atrium (May 5th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

This upcoming Saturday, The Atrium (across the street from TVGS) will showcase a large array of student-developed games from 3+ colleges in the region! We’ll be celebrating GameFest with exhibitors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Our booth will be open for locally created games as well, so bring in your own systems and get ready to show off your game!

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!

Social Night: Ludum Dare Party (May 9th, 6:30 PM)

It’s social night again and let’s celebrate with Ludum Dare games (and board games, too)! Time to get together, gather ’round some games, and get social! Feel free to bring in some of your own games, too!

Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

[IGDA Albany] December Interactive Showcase (December 6th, 7:00 PM)

IGDA Albany usually has a professional networking meeting every 1st Wednesday of the month. This month, the organization is celebrating the end of the year with an Interactive Showcase, where local developers bring in their game–analog or digital–at any point in development and show it off to other like-minded individuals! Of course, this event is open to all game developers, from hobbyists to professional, from all around the Capital Region of NY. The showcase will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

Please RSVP using the links below:

rsvp-facebook rsvp-meetup

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase at Troy Night Out (October 28)

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!

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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (August 26)

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 send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

For your convenience, we’ve created a reminder at Facebook event and Meetup below:

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out

Friday, Aug 26, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Attending

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, …

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Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out, Summer’s Approaching Edition (May 27, 2016)

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 info@techvalleygamespace.com.

For your convenience, we’ve created a reminder at Facebook event and Meetup below:

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out

Friday, May 27, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Attending

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, …

Check out this Meetup →

TroyByDesign (May 7, 2016)

TroyByDesign is a collaboration between community partners and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) organizations. This yearly event brings together designers and makers from the Troy community and RPI campus to showcase work, stimulate imagination, and foster collaboration.

For more details check out: troybydesign.com

You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

TroyByDesign

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

1 Space Cadets Attending

TroyByDesign is a collaboration between community partners and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) organizations. This yearly event brings together designers and makers from the Troy community and RPI campus to showcase work, stimulate imagination, and foster collaboration.For more details check out: troybydesign.com

Check out this Meetup →

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (April 29, 2016)

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 send a message to info@techvalleygamespace.com.

For your convenience, we’ve created a reminder at Facebook event and Meetup below:

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out

Friday, Apr 29, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Attending

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, …

Check out this Meetup →

[IGDA Albany] Local Arcade Showcase (April 6, 2016)

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the IGDA Albany talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.

For the next IGDA Albany chapter meeting, we’ll be trying out something different: IGDA Albany and Tech Valley Game Space are teaming up to host a showcase of locally created games during All Over Albany’s 8th birthday party. All local game creators are invited to bring along a laptop or other hardware and demo projects in any state of completion.

This is a great opportunity to help build awareness for your game, and showcase it in front of a group of local journalists, bloggers and other media folks. It’s going to be a fun night, and even if you’re not showing off a game project you are still encouraged to join in the festivities. Everyone is welcome to stop by, play some games and eat some cupcakes.

If you would like to demo a game at the meeting as part of the local arcade showcase, please sign up via the registration form. Please direct all questions about the event to jamey@jameystevenson.com.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

Local Arcade Showcase

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Attending

As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the IGDA Albany talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.For the next IGDA Albany chapter meeting, we’ll be trying out something different: IGDA Albany and Tech Valley Game Space are teaming up to host a showcase of locally created games during All Over Alb…

Check out this Meetup →