Buffalo Game Expo 2018 Recap

This past Saturday, we at Buffalo Game Space hosted our third annual showcase of locally made video games and board games, Buffalo Game Expo 2018. We think the event was a great success, with nearly two dozen games featured, their creators there to chat with the attendees as they played their creations. We'd like to follow up the Expo with a post highlighting all the games hosted at the event, as well as their creators. If you were at the event and played something you'd like to follow and purchase, or if you couldn't make it and want to get an idea of what you missed, read on! A Small Robot Story A robot's coming-of-age story! Homepage A Small Robot Story is an adventure-platformer where you play as Rae, a small robot who activates and has no idea why. So you need to set out and find out what's up! » read more

The BGS Spring 2018 Workshop Series

Buffalo Game Space is excited to announce the Spring 2018 Workshop Series, a collection of introductory and intermediate workshops on various aspects of game development. Get a crash course in the Unity game engine, learn to use the powerful open source 3D modeling and animation program Blender, create 3D levels for your games, and more. Tickets and Season Passes are on sale now at buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com - get yours today! Workshops Intro to Unity - March 7th and 14th Part 1 of this two part session will cover the essentials of working with the Unity game engine, a powerful and free toolset used by millions of game creators around the world. Attendees will gain the knowledge needed to begin working with Unity and it's 3D engine features. Part 2 will provide attendees with an introduction to the advanced physics system included in the engine, 2D game elements and animation » read more

RECAP: Global Game Jam 2018

BGS once again hosted a jam site for Global Game Jam this past weekend, and attendees made 12 games based on the theme "Transmission" - check them out and play them today! Abandoned Portal Factory "You and your twin brother are exploring an abandoned portal factory, but your he is much further ahead than you. Gotta catch up, but be careful - these portals look dangerous, and you have no idea where they'll take you, or what they might do to you. Avoid them at all costs... or try to go through all of them - this is your adventure through the abandoned portal factory, experience it however you want! The game is played with a single button, which you hold to aim your jump, and release to jump in that direction (for more control mid-air, you can press the button again to double jump, which gives you a little » read more

The 2017 Queen City High School Game Jam

Download and play the 2017 Queen City High School Game Jam games today! Over the last weekend, Buffalo Game Space hosted the second annual Queen City High School Game Jam. At the AT&T-sponsored event, BGS members were paired up with teams of local middle- and high-school students to help them learn what goes into making a game by creating one with them. This year, six schools participated in the event, with each team creating their own game. The games, all designed around the theme "Social Good", are now available for all to download and enjoy on our itch.io page right now. Be sure to play them all to see what these great students all accomplished. The Queen City High School Game Jam was made possible by AT&T, Infotech WNY and WNY STEM.​ » read more

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