Posts Tagged ‘Tech Valley Game Space’

TVGS live-stream starts right now!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Thursday, September 10th, 2015 6:00 pm

Hello, all! We here at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) are at it again! We’re playing and rating your games right now! Also remember that our last stream will be on Saturday, from 7:00 PM EST to midnight! Check us out at Twitch.tv here (those on the chat will get priority):

http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Want to submit a game? Our submission form is available here:

http://goo.gl/forms/uqzjFQqK1p

If you haven’t already, check out our games, too:

Tech Valley Game Space Plays Ludum Dare 33 Youtube Playlist

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Monday, August 31st, 2015 2:57 pm

Hey, all. As promised, we’re working on exporting all the videos we’ve recorded in our Twitch.tv lifestream to Youtube. Here’s the always-up-to-date playlist below. Check it out, and see if your game is in there!

TVGS Ludum Dare Real-World Meeting Post Mortem

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Friday, May 15th, 2015 11:41 am

[Cross-posted from Tech Valley Game Space]

The Ludum Dare 32 Showcase at Tech Valley Game Space

The Ludum Dare 32 Showcase at Tech Valley Game Space


For Ludum Dare 32, we hosted our second Ludum Dare Real-World Meeting here at the Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) in Troy, NY, USA. Compared to our previous hosted event (LD 31) we had a greater number of attendees, including a healthy mix of newcomers and veteran jammers. How did it turn out? Get ready for the super-detailed TVGS post-mortem!

Why a real-world meeting?

So this one is an important question: why would we have a real-world meeting for a game jam that prides itself in being online? The short answer is that a real-world gathering provides a number of distinct advantages, both for jammers and Compo participants, that wouldn’t be possible if one were to work from their own home. To explain these advantages, however, let’s start by discussing some spiritual differences between Ludum Dare and Global Game Jam.
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Quick Plug: Meetup at Tech Valley Game Space

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Sunday, January 4th, 2015 4:56 pm

I promise I won’t spam about Tech Valley Game Space too much. Anyway, we’ve noticed that there were a few Ludum Dare attendants who both happen to live near the Capital Region in New York, and were interested in what we were doing. As some of you may already know, we hosted Ludum Dare 31 here as a physical location. What you may not know is that we do more than that: we’re actively building a game developer community here in the Capital Region. We have a meeting every Wednesday, weather permitted, and we’ve scheduled our first 2015 meeting at 6:00 PM, January 7th to discuss this year’s plans. Check it out on Meetup.com below:

The Future of TVGS

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Center of Gravity / Capital District Makerspace
35 4th Street Troy, NY

7 Space Cadets Attending

For our first meeting of the new year, come join us as we discuss the future and our collective plans for TVGS in 2015. Primary discussion topics will include:• Upcoming events and classes that we will be working together to organize• Ideas for spreading awareness of TVGS and increasing the size and diversity of the group• Distributing tasks amo…

Check out this Meetup →

Happy gaming, everyone!

Laundry Day’s Voting Results

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 4:33 pm

So Ludum Dare 31 voting period finally comes to a close. How did Laundry Day do? Pretty darn well, actually:

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First off, I might as well leak this “secret:” yes, the game is a satire of freemium and social games. It was designed like that from the beginning, from the mundane, boring activity of putting clothes into a dryer, to the comically juicy process of collecting coins and trinkets from the lint trap. This isn’t the first time we’ve posted a satire to Ludum Dare — Not a Clone was also a satire — but seeing that this time around, the game was deliberately uninteresting, this developer had very low expectations.

Not so, it turns out. A lot of people, both within and outside of Ludum Dare have found the game to be oddly addicting. Many commented how hilariously boring the game was, and still managed to find something fun about it. And a few people even managed to figure out what the game was satirizing about.

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(That last comment is there because the user clearly figured out our nefarious plan to create a sequel. See, dreamlogician? I told you the volcano was an awfully obvious place to have an evil office!)

Anyways, I’ve got to give my thanks to all of you who played and voted for our game. We had a lot of fun this time, and hope to make more games in the future!

P.S. Our favorite comment may have to be this golden gem from Newgrounds:

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Let’s Rescue Ludum Dare Live Stream happening now!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Friday, December 26th, 2014 2:00 pm

We’re doing one last Ludum Dare game stream live on Twitch.tv today! We’ll be jamming from 4:00 PM till midnight, Eastern Time! Check us out on the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

As noted earlier, we will take requests and attempt to rescue games with very low ratings. If you want to get your game streamed, I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead!
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games we’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Let’s Rescue Ludum Dare live stream in a few hours!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Friday, December 26th, 2014 12:14 pm

We’re doing one last Ludum Dare game stream live on Twitch.tv! We’ll be jamming today, December 26th from 4:00 PM till midnight, Eastern Time! Check us out on the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

This time, we’re doing something different. Not only will we take requests, but we’ll also attempt to rescue games with very low ratings. If you want to get your game streamed, I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead!
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games we’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Let’s Rescue Ludum Dare Live Stream Tomorrow!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Thursday, December 25th, 2014 10:48 am

We’re doing one last Ludum Dare game stream live on Twitch.tv! We’ll be jamming tomorrow, December 26th from 4:00 PM till midnight, Eastern Time! Check us out on the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

This time, we’re doing something different. Not only will we take requests, but we’ll also attempt to rescue games with very low ratings. If you want to get your game streamed, I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead!
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games we’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Let’s Rescue Ludum Dare Stream on Friday!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 5:00 pm

We’re doing one last Ludum Dare game stream live on Twitch.tv! We’ll be jamming Friday, December 26th from 4:00 PM till midnight, Eastern Time! Check us out on the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

This time, we’re doing something different. Not only will we take requests, but we’ll also attempt to rescue games with very low ratings. If you want to get your game streamed, I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead!
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games we’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Tech Valley Game Space Plays Ludum Dare now!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 2:58 pm

We are playing your Ludum Dare games live on Twitch.tv! We’ll be jamming from 5:00 PM till midnight, Eastern Time, so keep those games coming! Check us out on the link below:
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Interested in getting your game streamed? I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead! We may not cover it today, but we may in the coming few days.
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games I’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Tech Valley Game Space Plays Ludum Dare Twitch Stream Tomorrow!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Monday, December 15th, 2014 2:32 pm

As noted earlier, we here at Tech Valley Game Space are going to play your Ludum Dare games live on Twitch.tv! We’re looking at Tuesday, 5:00 PM EST till midnight, though do note the time is subject to change. Keep this link below bookmarked so you can see us in action!
http://www.twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Interested in getting your game streamed? I have a form up in the link below, so go right on ahead!
http://goo.gl/forms/8IkM8aU5eK

The games I’ve played so far are listed here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RbvfWHMb-vWmYBagjjnfVAMKugG1vgQ41QFQ_Wa4YjE/edit?usp=sharing

Jam game: Laundry Day

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 5:46 pm

Phew, what a Ludum Dare adventure that was (and boy am I tired!). We got nearly the entire Tech Valley Game Space crew to make a satire of free-to-play social games called Laundry Day. And we all learned how to use Construct 2 together! If you can, please rate the game, and let us know what you think!

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=20557

As usual, here are the screenshots:

And for those interested, we have a time lapse, too!

(Like what we make? We have a Patreon campaign to continue our #OneGameAmonth challenge. We can use a few donations to help our efforts. Thanks!)

Make it Juicy presentation starts now!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 5:00 pm

Hey guys. The Make it Juicy: Easy Ways To Make Your Game More Engaging presentation on Twitch.tv starts now! I’ll be discussing about techniques I use to improve the game feel.

Watch live video from TechValleyGameSpace on Twitch

Edit: The presentation as a highlight is now up, and I’m uploading it to Youtube right now.

Edit 2: Now up on Youtube.

Reminder: Make it Juicy presentation in 1 hour!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 4:00 pm

Here’s a reminder I’m doing a presentation called Make it Juicy: Easy Ways To Make Your Game More Engaging on 7:00 PM EST via Twitch.tv. I’ll be discussing about techniques I use to improve the game feel.

Reminder: Make it Juicy presentation in 1 day

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Monday, December 1st, 2014 12:00 pm

Here’s a reminder I’m doing a presentation called Make it Juicy: Easy Ways To Make Your Game More Engaging on Tuesday, December 2nd, 7:00 PM EST (just 1-day!) via Twitch.tv. I’ll be discussing about techniques I use to improve the game feel.

Reminder: Make it Juicy presentation in 2 days

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
Sunday, November 30th, 2014 12:00 pm

Here’s a reminder I’m doing a presentation called Make it Juicy: Easy Ways To Make Your Game More Engaging on Tuesday, December 2nd, 7:00 PM EST (just 2-days!) via Twitch.tv. I’ll be discussing about techniques I use to improve the game feel.

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