Global Game Jam 2018 @ BGS

Register now at https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/buffalo-game-space RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/161905511223129/ Buffalo Game Space is proud to once again host an official jam site for Global Game Jam, the largest event of it's kind in the world! Take part in this incredible event and make something awesome with us and the rest of the planet. Global Game Jam 2018 begins on Friday, January 26th, at 5pm and runs through the weekend until Sunday, January 28th, at 5pm. Anyone and everyone interested in making their own games is welcome, no matter what their skillset or prior experience may be. Unfamiliar with Global Game Jam? Check out their about page to learn more about this annual event - https://globalgamejam.org/about Never participated in a game jam before? Take a look at this mini-guide put together by local dev/artist Chris Langford (me) - » read more

The BGS Spooktacular 3 - IN 3D

Tickets | Facebook | Meetup It's that time of year again. Pumpkins appear on the streets. Ghosts and ghouls roam the alleyways at night. And small controller-shaped buffalo skeletons begin to glow in the dark. ...But this time, something's different. Those pumpkins look more real. The poltergeists are beginning to take a clearer shape. And the buffalo! Why, it's jumping at you! THROUGH THE SCREEN! Yep, the BGS Spooktacular is back, and this time it's in 3D!! Come to Buffalo Game Space on October 21st and see for yourself! We'll have BGS goodies to give away, costume contests, cash bar, creepy games, and more. We might even have some spooky tunes from DJ Charizard for you to dance the night away to. So get your best costume ready and grab your tickets for the Halloween party bringing spooky to a whole new dimension! » read more

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