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

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 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

BGS Workshops from 9/22 to 12/15

We just scheduled workshops running from today through December covering every part of game development! Check out the calendar and RSVP today! Sep 22 - Unity Game Engine Crash Course, instructor: P.J. Moskal (Meetup | Facebook) Sep 29 - Rapid Prototyping With Visual Scripting in Unity, instructor: John Krisman (Meetup | Facebook) Oct 6 and Oct 13 - Character Design for Games, instructor: Anthony Pismarov (Meetup | Facebook) Oct 20 - Intro to Programming in Unity, instructor: Mark Zorn (Meetup | Facebook) Oct 27 - Augmented Reality Games, instructor: John Krisman (Meetup | Facebook) Nov 3 - Intro To Making Chiptunes, instructor: Anthony Swinnich (Meetup | Facebook) Nov 10 - Intro to Web Design and Development, instructor: Damon McKernan (Meetup | Facebook) Nov 17 - Intro to 3D Modeling in Blender, instructor: Chris Langford (Meetup | Facebook) Nov 24 - Intro to 3D Animation in Maya, instructor: Kenneth Doyle (Meetup | Facebook) Dec 1 - Game Design Fundamentals, » read more