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, …

Check out this Meetup →

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (July 29)

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, Jul 29, 2016, 5:00 PM

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

4 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 →

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 →

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 →

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out, Spring Edition (March 25, 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, Mar 25, 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 →

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out (February 26, 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, Feb 26, 2016, 5:00 PM

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

2 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 →

TVGS presents: #include <Local History Jam>

For this event, please reserve a free ticket on Eventbrite: Local History Game Jam tickets

The latest event in our #include series is the Local History Game Jam, a weekend “hackathon” dedicated to creating games and interactive prototypes inspired by the history of Rensselaer County. Historical themes and settings have been incorporated into many popular games, ranging from commercial titles such as Civilization and Assassin’s Creed to educational classics like The Oregon Trail. Whenever historians and game developers get together, we always end up making history!

Jammers are invited to gather at The Arts Center (located at 265 River Street in Troy) over the weekend in order to participate. The jam will begin at 12pm on Saturday, September 19th with a kickoff event featuring members of the Rensselaer County Historical Society, who will be joining us to share some interesting local lore and provide an overview of the incidents, people and overall trends that have played an integral role in shaping the development of the Capital Region. From there, jammers will have the opportunity to work alone or in teams in order to create projects inspired by local history over the rest of the weekend.

Even after the weekend is over, the jam won’t be relegated to the history books just yet! Jammers will have multiple opportunities to share their creations over the following week, including a post-jam reception at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity featuring a group of international game design students and faculty, and a prominent showcase as part of the Hyperplace Troy festival, during which the games created by jam participants will be projected onto the outside of The Arts Center building.

The event is open to all game developers, students, graduates, industry developers and even those with no experience of game development. Tickets are free, but spaces are limited, so please book your ticket early to avoid missing out on your chance to participate in the game jam. Please read all of the event info below before booking your place in the jam.

 

Dates and times:

Kickoff

  • Saturday, September 19th @ 12pm – The Arts Center (265 River Street, Troy)

Jam Hours

  • Saturday, September 19th 12pm-9pm
  • Sunday, September 20th 9am-4pm

Post-Jam Reception

  • Monday, September 21st 7pm-9pm – Tech Valley Center of Gravity (30 3rd Street, Troy)

Showcase

  • Friday, September 25th 5pm-9pm – The Arts Center (265 River Street, Troy)

 

About the Jam:

The game jam will take place at The Arts Center of The Capital Region, located at 265 River Street in Troy. The kickoff event will take place at 12pm on Saturday, September 19th and the jam will run for the rest of the weekend. The jam will be centered around the theme of local history, with relevant information provided during the kickoff by members of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. However, participants are free to interpret the theme as they see fit and explore any ideas they wish over the course of the jam.

The jam will embrace healthy working practices, and therefore the venue will be closing during the evening to encourage participants to get some rest. The jam times are 12pm-9pm on Saturday, September 19th and 9am-4pm on Sunday, September 20th.

The Arts Center is located in close proximity to a variety of dining options, but there is no eating or drinking allowed inside the jam venue itself, so please take this into consideration when planning for meals and snack breaks. Also, if you are able to bring your own laptop, please do so! We have a finite supply of desktops available for the event, and once these are claimed we will only be able to accommodate more participants if they are able to supply their own machines. Wi-fi passwords will be provided, and desktop access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the week following the jam, there are two separate events that jammers are invited to attend for the purpose of showing off their creations. The first will be a post-jam reception held at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, located at 30 3rd Street in Troy. The reception will take place from 7pm-9pm on Monday, September 21st and will offer an opportunity to showcase our local history games to an audience of international game developers, including RIT faculty and a group of visiting game design students from Germany.

The final, culminating showcase event will take place at The Arts Center from 5pm-9pm on Friday, September 25th during the Hyperplace Troy festival. As part of the festival, the games we have created during the jam will be featured in playable form, and will be projected in large scale on the side of The Arts Center building.

 

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About #include:

#include is a series of diversity-focused, creative events hosted by Tech Valley Game Space that are intended to support aspiring game makers in the Capital Region. The goal of the #include initiative is to provide recurring, local classes and game jams targeted toward groups that continue to be underrepresented within the game development community, in order to demystify the process of digital game creation and make it more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

At TVGS, we believe that a more diverse and nurturing game development community is also a more sustainable one. There is a vital need for new voices within the game development space, and our mission is to help address that need by providing support and mentorship for creative people that are interested in developing new artistic and technical skills that they can then reinvest back into the local community.

August Social Night: Spla-spla-spla-spla­toooooon! (August 12, 2015)

With The Arts Center’s game development classes returning, Ludum Dare incoming, college starting around the nation, and most importantly, Splatoon’s largest update released this month, let’s celebrate the moment with a cool social night! Let’s have some fun talking about games, development, and other cool news. You can bring some games in, too, to chill from the hot summer.

Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Have some tips and tricks for Ludum Dare? Let’s hear it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news, projects, ideas, and gadgets are welcome!

As usual, please RSVP in the Facebook event or Meetup below:

August Social Night: Spla-spla-spla-splatoooooon!

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
291 River St, Suite 304 (3rd floor) Troy, NY

6 Space Cadets Went

With The Arts Center’s game development classes returning, Ludum Dare incoming, college starting around the nation, and most importantly, Splatoon’s largest update released this month, let’s celebrate the moment with a cool social night! Let’s have some fun talking about games, development, and other cool news. You can bring some games in, too, to …

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July Social Night: Teaching Kids Edition (July 8, 2015)

With The Arts Center’s game development classes coming right around the corner, let’s celebrate the moment with a nice social night! Let’s have some fun talking about games, development, and other cool news. You can bring some games in, too, to cool down from the hot summer.

Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to celebrate Combat Core‘s successful Kickstarter? Hooray! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news, projects, ideas, and gadgets are welcome!

As usual, please RSVP in the Facebook event or Meetup below:

July Social Night: Teaching Kids Edition

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
291 River St, Suite 304 (3rd floor) Troy, NY

3 Space Cadets Went

With The Arts Center’s game development classes coming right around the corner, let’s celebrate the moment with a nice social night! Let’s have some fun talking about games, development, and other cool news. You can bring some games in, too, to cool down from the hot summer.Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to celebra…

Check out this Meetup →