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

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

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

Announcing the BGS Showcase

May 14th, 2016 | 7pm - ??? | $15 Presale/$20 Door | 18+ Only Event On May 14th, Buffalo Game Space is hosting its first official Showcase! Starting at 7pm, you can experience games developed by the incredible community of artists, musicians and programmers in and around Western New York! The evening will include basket raffles, cash bar, and more. We're also taking submissions for games to be featured at the showcase! If you've released or are currently working on a game you'd like to show at the event, fill out the BGS Showcase Submission Form. We'll be collecting submissions for the next few weeks, so be sure to enter soon! We can't wait to show you what our friends and members have created, so mark your calendars and get your tickets today! RSVP on Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Game-Space/events/230378649/ RSVP on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/ » read more

BGSjam6 - April 22-24th

"The Wild West" Game Pack is Available Now! BGSjam6 is approaching! It's the sixth official game jam at Buffalo Game Space! From 7pm on Friday, April 22nd, to 7pm on Sunday, April 24th, artists, musicians and programmers will be creating on games based on a theme picked by the community. To help us pick the theme, pick your favorite three from this list of ten possible themes. Whichever gets the most favorites by midnight on Thursday, April 21st, will become the theme of BGSjam6! If you make art, write music, code, or just want to make something awesome with a great community, RSVP and come to the Space and make a game in just a weekend! Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/591265927716038/ Meetup Event: http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Game-Space/events/230131127/ And if you want to see what we've made at past jams, check out our jam game » read more

Blender Workshop Series

We've got a big set of workshops coming in the next weeks! Starting on Tuesday, March 8th, we'll be hosting a series of workshops on Blender, the incredibly powerful, free and open source, 3D modeling and animation suite. These workshops will be taught by local artist and Buffalo State professor Brent Patterson, and will cover the basics of the Blender interface and workflow concepts then move into modeling, texturing, and animating, all in the span of three two-hour sessions. If you're new to Blender or want to up your modeling and animation game, you won't want to miss these workshops. Be sure to RSVP on Meetup (Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3) and Facebook (Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3) - We can't wait to see you there! » read more

Extra Life Streams at BGS

Art by Wayne Kubiak This weekend, we're hosting all sorts of streams at the Space for Extra Life! Be sure to tune in to any of the streams below and donate to help a great cause. Team GENTELMON - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=25621 MookieIX - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=184358 Frosted Fricks - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=165884 » read more

BGSjam5

BGSjam5 Approaches! We're hosting our fifth annual Western New York local-only game jam at the Space! From November 20th at 7pm to November 22nd at 7pm, we'll be hard at work making games based around a theme that you'll help us pick! Theme Submission Theme submission for BGSjam5 has ended. Vote now on submissions to help us pick the theme of the jam! We're taking any and all theme ideas until midnight on Wednesday, November 4th the end of Project Night on November 5th, so get your theme ideas in today! You can submit as many as you like, the more the merrier. Registration Registration isn't required, but all the cool kids are doing it anyway. It's a totally free event, just RSVP on: Meetup Facebook Google+ What do I need to bring? Since the Space is just that (a space), you should bring your gear with you. Whatever your » read more