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

BGS Spooktacular 2: Electric Spookaloo!

Get your tickets now at BigCartel! Who: 18+ party people with creepy costumes What: The second annual BGS Halloween party When: 10/22/2016 @ 7pm Where: Buffalo Game Space RSVP: Facebook | Meetup Tickets: $15 Presale/$20 Door - available now at BigCartel It's that time again! We're hosting our second annual Spooktacular, and we want you there! Bring your best costume and spookiest friends for a night of games, live music by Danimal Cannon and IDDQD, cash bar and more! Tickets are available now, and each one comes with two free drink tickets! So mark your calendars, pick up your tickets, get those costumes ready and get ready to party at BGS! The BGS Spooktacular 2 is an 18+ only event » read more

Announcing the Fall Game Workshop Series

Applications have closed, but you can still attend the workshops! Read on to learn more. Buffalo Game Space is proud to announce the first Fall Game Workshop Series. BGS is offering up to six students the opportunity to attend this series of workshops covering every aspect of game development free of charge, as well as offering coworking and equipment access. From September 6 to November 29 BGS will be offering workshops covering every element of game creation and development, from the basics of game design to the essentials of programming, creating art and music, storytelling and more. The workshop series will conclude in a game jam where attendees will work in teams to create a game in 48 hours using the lessons learned from the workshops. Following the game jam will be a public showcase of the games made by attendees. "This is a great opportunity for anyone who might » read more

RECAP: The 2016 BGS Showcase

Over the weekend we held our first ever showcase of locally made games. With over 23 games to play and an amazing attendee turnout, it was a huge success for everyone involved. In case you weren't able to make it out, here's info on the games at the Showcase and photos from the event! Photos Games A Small Robot Story Developers: BC Mostyn Platforms: PC (Windows), Mac, Linux https://bclikesyou.itch.io Adventure Guild Developers: Yes And Games Platforms: Android, iOS http://adventureguildgame.com Super Toy Cars and Tachyon Project Developers: Eclipse Games (music by Tyson Prince) Platforms: PC (Windows), PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Steam http://www.eclipse-games.net/tachyon.html http://www.eclipse-games.net/supertoycars.html Halloween Forever Developers: Peter Lazarski, BC Mostyn Platforms: PC (Windows), Mac http://store.steampowered.com/app/425650/ Emoji with Me Developers: Kurt Wodja, Mark Zorn Platforms: Android, iOS http://emojiwithme.com/ Theta » read more