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 - MookieIX - Frosted Fricks - » read more


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


On October 24th, BGS is hosting it's first HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, and what would a SPOOKTACULAR party be without a SPOOKTACULAR raffle? Not a party worth spooking if you ask us. We've got not one, not two, but FIVE baskets full of amazing prizes to raffle away! Check out what you could win below just by coming to the party! Basket 1 A Wii U bundled with Super Mario Maker Autographed art prints Download codes for Shutshimi: Seriously Swole and the BGS Kickstarter Game & Asset Packs One three-month Silver Tier Membership to Buffalo Game Space Free entry to TWO BGS Workshops of your choice! An official BGS T-Shirt Basket 2 Two tickets to a Buffalo Sabres game! Autographed art prints Download codes for Shutshimi: Seriously Swole and the BGS Kickstarter Game & Asset Packs One three-month Silver Tier Membership to Buffalo Game Space Free entry to TWO BGS Workshops of » read more

RECAP: Game Dev Meeting 9/17

Game Dev Meeting night at BGS was live this past Thursday. Here’s a look at all the cool stuff WNY developers are working on. Greg Giles and Futch gave us an update on their spaceship tunnel game for the Oculus Rift, now known as “Wedge.” They’ve been putting a lot of time into it, tweaking controls and updating graphics to make it the best VR experience they can. There’s a new plane that wasn’t there before and the controls have been updated to improve handling and gravity. Plus Jake Christopher is making some extremely choice tunes to accompany the ride. The next hurdle to overcome in this project is the procedural tube generation script that Greg is working on so that each play-through is different. But Greg is the man so we know he’s got it. Next up, Chris Langford demonstrated a rhythm-based project written » 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


"What a horrible night to have a curse..." UPDATE 2: Today's the LAST DAY to get discounted presale tickets for the party! Order now to get $5 off the door price, PLUS get two free drinks and an entry into the prize raffle with each ticket! UPDATE: We're now selling tickets through our Big Cartel shop in addition to Meetup! Buy now! On October 24th, BGS is throwing a Halloween Party and YOU'RE INVITED! The space is gonna be CRAWLING with TERRIFYING LIVE MUSIC FROM DANIMAL CANNON and IDDQD CREEPY COSTUME CONTESTS A SPOOKY CASH BAR AND SCARY SNACKS SPINE-TINGLING VIDEO GAMES HAUNTING PRIZE GIVEAWAYS and MORE! What: BGS 2015 HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR When: 10/24/2015, doors open at 7pm Where: Buffalo Game Space Cost: $15 Presale, $20 at the door (+18 and up) Tickets: Big Cartel RSVP: Meetup | Facebook | Google+ With every presale ticket you get TWO FREE DRINK » read more


Buffalo Game Space was a mad house September 4th, as WNY-area gamedevs, supporters, and family members flooded room 454 to honor and celebrate the release of Shütshimi on Steam, PS4, and PS Vita. BGS members/hometown heroes Anthony Swinnich, Garret Varrin, and Wayne Kubiak created the music, code, and art for the game (respectively), so the vibe was on. There were like fifteen pounds of Swedish Fish in the house and a massive pizza that I should have taken a photo of. Toward the end of the night, Buffalo Game Space President John Futscher awarded developers Anthony, Wayne, and Garrett with custom 3-D printed trophies and certificates of recognition to formally commemorate their achievement. It was an extremely touching moment and everybody in the room felt warm at once. Rare cathartic moments 2k15! BGS once again congratulates Neon Deity for the successful release of Shütshimi on Steam, PS4, and PS » read more