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

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

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

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