Who We Are



Play NYC is New York’s largest game convention for creators and players alike. 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.

Launched in 2017, Play NYC gathers more than 5,000 people for two packed days and nights of games, speakers, and networking events. 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.

Our main stage features live tournaments, interviews, and world premieres with the top streamers in the game. Whether you can make it in person or online, you're a hardcore gamer or just want to bring the family for a day of fun and games, everyone will find something to love.

Play NYC 2020

Play NYC 2020 will be online, free to attend, and a full week long. It’s our love letter to New York, from Playcrafting and beyond.

Join us August 10th to 16th to celebrate the spirit of our city with games, talks, tournaments, and more. Games have the power to unite, inspire, educate, and heal. Especially now. We hope you can join us!

Play NYC 2020 Announcement Press Release
Graffiti Games 2020 Press Release
Play NYC 2020 Talks Press Release

IN 2019

Play NYC 2019 took place on August 10-11, 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. We gathered 130 studios and 5,000+ attendees over the weekend to show what the game scene in NY is all about.


Playcrafting is the largest network of game creators in New York and one of the largest in the U.S, with more than 30,000 actively-engaged developers.

We offer more than 50 local and industry-recognized classes and events, such as the Play NYC convention, The Bit Awards, and the largest Global Game Jam site in the U.S. These events give game creators and fans the chance to connect, learn and play.

Since 2017, Playcrafting has connected the world’s biggest companies with game developers nationwide. These partnerships have generated 68 games and over $1.5 million in funding for game developers with companies like Bose, Verizon, the NFL, Facebook, IBM, and Schick Hydro.

Click here for more on our brand partnerships and to discover ways gaming can move your company and industry forward through play!

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