Summer is the time to be outside, enjoy al fresco dining, walks in the park, ice cream and of course, beaches. For most, it is no a time to be indoors. Unless, you are a gamer. If you fall into this category, then you are likely aware of the epic event taking place this weekend. If not, then you should consider checking out something you probably have never experienced before; Play NYC!

Play NYC is New York’s first and largest game convention for creators and players alike. The event launched in 2017 and plays host to more than 5,000 people for two packed days and nights of games, speakers, and networking events. Yes, more than just video games. In 2018, Play NYC returned for a historic second year, packing all 4 floors of the historic Hammerstein Ballroom with games of all shapes and sizes. Featuring the latest releases from studios large and small, and from developers old and new, Play NYC celebrates every facet of gaming in a way that only the Big Apple can.

For the third year’s event, Play NYC is taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion on August 10th and 11th. If you don’t know the venue, it’s a unique event space located in Chelsea. The north side of the building is modeled in the Beaux Arts fashion, while the south exterior is more Art Deco. It hosts a variety of events from private dinners to corporate parties. It’s pretty sweet.

In addition to the venue and contents of the affair, you’ll be able to try out over 140 games from 100 exhibitors at this fully hands-on experience. Whether you’re into console, mobile, VR or tabletop adventures, they’ve likely got something cutting edge for your tastes. Thinking about Developing (or currently developing)? Check out Playcrafting which provides developers with the tools required to get their games off the ground. This is done through tailored educational events, dynamic networking opportunities, and classes to help crack the code to gaming success! From design and programming to business and beyond, developers come to us in order to sharpen their skillsets and partner with companies that can help them succeed.

Whatever level of gaming you’re at and whatever your interest level may be, there is something for everyone.

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