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October 2015
Free

BaltimoreGamer Labs @ ETC Info Session

October 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States

Info session for indie developers and companies interested in becoming members of the BaltimoreGamer @ ETC co-working and incubation program for game developers. The session will feature a tour of the facility, pricing, membership benefits and more. Members who pre-signup will receive a discount on the first month. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! Or you will miss vital information.

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Free

BaltimoreGamer Presents: Greg Toppo of USA Today “How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter”

October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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In the age of iPads and Fitbits, how should educators harness new technology to improve student learning? In his new book, The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, Greg Toppo recounts how innovative educators are changing traditional classroom instruction by incorporating digital play. Citing cognitive research and visiting schools that have incorporated gaming, Toppo dives into the many questions and concerns of parents, teachers, and policymakers: Does incorporating games improve student achievement? Should students…

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December 2015
Free

IGDA Chapter Meeting

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hightopps Backstage Grille,
2306 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21093 United States

It's time once again for our holiday year-in-review meeting. We'll be inviting local game companies to speak briefly about how the year has gone for them, and what we can look forward to in the coming year. Doors will open at 7 pm, and the meeting will be starting at 7:30, so please, come out and celebrate the holiday season with us!

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January 2016
Free

Indie Arcade 2016 at the Smithsonian

January 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery,
800 G St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20004 United States

For one day, SAAM, MAGFest, and American University’s Game Lab present an indie arcade! Play some of your favorite video games, participate in game building workshops, and try new indie games—courtesy of the Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast competition, with support from the IGDA chapters of DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Classic arcade games include Asteroids, Pac-Man, Tron, Arkanoid, Donkey Kong, and more. Don’t miss the arcade! This program is supported by the Entertainment Software Association and the Director's Circle Media…

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February 2016
Free

The Fairwinds Game Experience

February 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AOL / Advertising.com,
3700 O'Donnell Street
Baltimore, MD 21224 United States

Combo meetup brought to you by Baltimore Gamer and Charm City Linux for a different kind of meetup night! We will hear about the creation of AND play the Fairwinds Game. This is an interactive session that does require some knowledge beforehand and computer if you would like to play the game (see instructions below). We will hear from Berend Tober, Fairwinds Game creator, who has been a PostgreSQL user for over 15 years. His experience includes both private industry…

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March 2016

IGDA Chapter Meeting March

March 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Myth And Moonshine,
2300 Boston St
baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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Our next IGDA meeting is coming up on March 1st! TOPIC: Boothing On A Budget / Convention Observation and 2016 Board Elections WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st, at 8:00 pm WHERE: Myth And Moonshine: 2300 Boston St, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 Official event info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729545820611097/ Hope to see you there! Sincerely, Jonathan Moriarty Chair, Baltimore IGDA

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Free

Going All In with Ben Walsh, Will Gee, and Ash Monif

March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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PANELIST Ben Walsh, Founder & CEO of Pure Bang Games Walsh founded the company in 2010 and entered TU Incubator after tying for first place in its inaugural Business Plan Competition in 2011. More than 100,000 people have played Pure Bang Games’ first videogame, My Pet Rock on Facebook. The company is now focusing on mobile videogames, and recently released Deep Dive, which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play. Pure Bang Games is currently focusing full-time on its…

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May 2016
$15

Sound Design for Games with Alyssa Menes

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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We all know the importance of audio in games. With great sound effects, a game's world can really come alive. But with poor sound effects, the entire presentation can fall flat. Knowing that, it can still be difficult to find the right sound effects for your game. For an indie developer, the options are using stock sounds from a library, or hiring a sound designer. But with the first option, we run into a risk of having sounds that don't…

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$15

Contracting for Indies with Ben Walsh

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States

Whether it’s an IGF-winning developer, a profitable small game studio of salaried industry professionals, or a two person team living in a rented mobile home, most indie developers do freelance contract work for stable income. Developers and small companies, even ones that have made games you’ve heard of and probably played, have almost all taken on years of paid contract work in the background that you probably haven’t heard of. This class will go into a deep dive on contract…

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July 2016

Windows 10 UWP, Xbox One, HoloLens and More! with Shahed Chowdhuri

July 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - July 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Emerging Technology Center,
101 N haven street
baltimore, MD 21224 United States

Have you ever wanted to build your own games and publish it on a major platform? Learn how you can bring your games to Windows, Xbox and even HoloLens! You’ll also learn about how you can use Microsoft dev tools to build games for other platforms. Events are made possible by a partnership between the Baltimore Game Lab and the Emerging Technology Centers. All content and material is owned and published by BaltimoreGamer.com PANELIST Shahed Chowdhuri, Senior Technical Evangelist Shahed…

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