The BGS Spooktacular 3 - IN 3D

Tickets | Facebook | Meetup It's that time of year again. Pumpkins appear on the streets. Ghosts and ghouls roam the alleyways at night. And small controller-shaped buffalo skeletons begin to glow in the dark. ...But this time, something's different. Those pumpkins look more real. The poltergeists are beginning to take a clearer shape. And the buffalo! Why, it's jumping at you! THROUGH THE SCREEN! Yep, the BGS Spooktacular is back, and this time it's in 3D!! Come to Buffalo Game Space on October 21st and see for yourself! We'll have BGS goodies to give away, costume contests, cash bar, creepy games, and more. We might even have some spooky tunes from DJ Charizard for you to dance the night away to. So get your best costume ready and grab your tickets for the Halloween party bringing spooky to a whole new dimension! » read more

Announcing the 2017 Fall Workshop Series

Fall is quickly approaching, and that means a new Workshop Series on game development is coming to Buffalo Game Space! This season we'll be offering 10 workshops covering everything you need to know to start making your own video games, from initial design to programming and asset creation. 10/3 - Game Design: History and Theory - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 10/10 - Intro to Unity: Editor Basics and 3D - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 10/17 - Intro to Unity: 2D, Physics and Animation - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 10/24 - Programming C# in Unity - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 11/7 - Character Design in Pixel Art - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 11/14 - Environment Design in Pixel Art - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 11/21 - Basics of 2D Level Design - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 11/28 - Sound and Music in Famitracker - Tickets | Meetup | Facebook 12/5 - » read more

Announcing BGSjam X

BGSjam X The TENTH official game jam of Buffalo Game Space September 8th - 10th RSVP: itch.io | Facebook | Meetup Buffalo Game Space is proud to be hosting their TENTH official local game jam from September 8th to the 10th! Join newcomers and industry pros alike as we all work to create games over the course of the weekend, all based on one unifying theme (to be announced at the start of the event on Friday). So if you're a programmer, an artist, a musician, a designer, or just someone who wants to get a crash course in making games, come to BGSjam X and create something amazing with us! BGSjam X is free to attend, but we strongly recommend attendees bring $20 each in order to pay for the meals we'll provide during the jam (Dinner Friday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Saturday, Brunch/Dinner Sunday) Never jammed before? Check out » read more

BGSjam9 - April 21-23

Help us pick the theme of BGSjam9 - vote on your top three themes today! BGSjam9, our ninth official game jam at Buffalo Game Space, is coming up and we want you there making games! Whether it's your first time or your hundredth, BGSjam9 has room for everyone of all skill levels! I've never jammed before - what should I know? First off, awesome! We're excited to have you make a game with us! Second, we recommend reading this piece we put together a few years back for one of our first game jams. It covers most of the essentials pretty well. What do I need to bring? Beyond yourself, you'll need some gear of some sort for making a game. Whether that's your office desktop, a laptop, or just some pencils and paper is up to you. We'll have ample table space and seating, as well as power and » read more

BGS 2017 Workshop Series

Announcing the BGS 2017 Workshop Series! We've got 14 classes lined up covering game creation essentials, including our popular introduction to the Unity game engine, the essentials of the open source 3D modeling and animation suite Blender, and even crash courses on developing Virtual Reality and Augment Reality software! Want to attend them all? With the new Season Pass, now you can! For only $240, you can attend every workshop in the series AND get three months of Bronze-tier membership at BGS! Get your Season Pass today! Already a member? No problem! We're offering discounted Season Passes to all existing BGS members - check your email for more information. We can't wait to kick this series off, and we hope to see you there! 2/21 - Intro to Unity, part 1 (Meetup) 2/28 - Intro to Unity, part 2 (Meetup) 3/7 - Programming in Unity with C# » read more

The 2017 BGS Showcase

* What: BGS 2017 Showcase * When: May 13th, 6pm * Where: Buffalo Game Space (Suite #454 inside the Tri-Main Center) * Tickets: $15 presale, $20 door (16+ or accompanied by an adult) Presale tickets available now at BigCartel Have a game you want to show? Click here to submit your info! On Saturday, May 13th, come to Buffalo Game Space for our second annual Showcase! We'll be featuring the latest games being made in and around Western New York, and you'll be able to meet the creators and play their games! Plus, we'll have a basket raffle full of exciting goodies from local orgs and ample drinks at our cash bar. So if locally-made games, good drinks and cool prizes are your thing, then you can't miss this event! Presale tickets are available now at $5 off the door price, and each ticket comes with two drink tickets and a raffle ticket to » read more

BGS, AT&T, Infotech WNY and WNY STEM Hub Host Student Game Jam

On October 15th, students from six underserved local high schools attended the first ever Queen City High School Game Jam at BGS in partnership with AT&T, InfoTech WNY and WNY STEM Hub. Over the course of 24 hours, these students from Hutchinson Central Technical High School, City Honors School, Computing Academy of Technology Sciences at Bennett, Leonardo da Vinci High School, Wellsville High School, and a team of all-female members of the “It’s Your World! Develop It!” Powered by AT&T coding program received the opportunity to work alongside our community of professional developers, designers, artists and musicians in an effort to make a game around the theme of “Social Good”. While these students might normally not have the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of game development, through our partnership with AT&T we were able to provide them the chance not » read more