What we're about

Playcrafting provides affordable education and industry events to help grow the game development community. We aim to help gamers and enthusiasts become developers and skilled developers become successful at expanding their audience and revenue. We do this through one-night classes, eight-week courses, and industry events (both large and small) for game developers and those aspiring to make games in topics including game design, programming, art, business and more.

IMPORTANT: We only use Meetup as a way to bring new people to our community events (such as our Demo Nights, panels, and Playtest Events). For our full list of events, including classes and workshops, please visit our website ( http://www.playcrafting.com )

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Upcoming events (3)

Telling Truths: A Conversation with Sam Barlow

Sam Barlow is a director and writer known for games that push the boundaries of interactive narrative. With Silent Hill: Shattered Memories he created a classic that psychologically profiled its players. In Her Story he reinvented the detective genre for the YouTube generation. His next game is the hotly anticipated Telling Lies with Annapurna Interactive. Join him as he speaks with our Founder, Dan Butchko, about the importance of storytelling and interacting with players through dynamic narratives, while also sharing highlights of his career, thoughts on the future of games, and his upcoming projects the world can’t wait for. Food, drinks, and stellar conversation will be provided!

Unity Course Info Session

ESC Games

Playcrafting is the biggest community of game developers in New York - and now's the time to join us! Join us for this info session on our Unity Course and meet-and-greet with our community. We'll show off a selection of games coming out of our community and give you the full rundown on the course we have in store to get you making games and releasing games of your own alongside them. Plus, get hands-on with a selection of new games from our current and former students and instructors. Join our community of game developers, designers, creatives, investors and more building across multiple platforms and genres. Meet developers and network with game professionals from throughout our local community. LEARN UNITY IN 8 WEEKS Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm Starts Monday, June 17th, 2019 ESC Games (9 East 19th Street, 8th Floor) New York, NY 10003 Unity is a powerful and versatile game engine used by millions of developers across the globe to make incredible 2D and 3D games for more than 10 platforms. This 8 Week Unity course taught by Stuido Studios will get you directly involved and working within the indie game scene in NYC. Besides learning the ins and outs of Unity and launching a game (maybe your first) on Itch.io by the end of the course, you’ll also gain access to a thriving community of local indie game developers. Over 100 developers (new and veteran alike) get the training they need on this popular engine with this course each year. We’d love to have you join us for this next session! Learn more about the course here: https://playcrafting.com/event/learn-unity-8-weeks-nyc-2/

Play NYC

Metropolitan Pavilion

Play NYC - New York City's game convention - is returning for its 3rd year! Featuring 200 playable games from studios large and small, and from developers old and new, Play NYC celebrates every facet of gaming in a way that only New York City can. Join us for a weekend like no other on August 10th and 11th. Launched in 2017, Play NYC gathers over 5,000 people for two packed days of games across all platforms - from PC to Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and more to mobile, VR, and even tabletop games. In 2018, Play NYC hosted a historic second year, packing 4 floors with games of all shapes and sizes. This year we found a new home at the Metropolitan Pavilion, bringing this epic convention across 25,000 square feet in the heart of Manhattan! Whether you're a developer that wants to exhibit your game, a professional in the industry looking to explore the gaming scene in New York, or just a fan of games that wants to have a fun-filled weekend, you don't want to miss out! All ages are welcome as we celebrate games in a way that only the Big Apple can. DATE AND LOCATION Public Expo Hours: Saturday, August 10 -- 10am - 6pm Sunday, August 11 -- 10am - 6pm Check out WWW.PLAY-NYC.COM for more info. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/play-nyc-tickets-60772083939

Past events (544)

SPRING PLAY: NYC Game Expo!

Microsoft

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