Play NYC, New York’s Premier Gaming Convention, Returns for Year Two

| MSNY Staff

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Microsoft is committed to helping every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, whether that’s through accessible technology, local policy, providing education, or exploring new avenues in technology. Here in New York, we’re proud to further that mission in the game development world as we partner with Playcrafting, an organization that provides the tools beginning and pro game devs need to get their projects off the ground, through tailored educational events, dynamic networking opportunities, and classes to help crack the code to gaming success.

Since 2012, Microsoft has been proud to support Playcrafting, with instructions provided by Microsoft technical evangelists, events hosted at our office at 11 Times Square, mentorship, and more. And for the second year, we’re proud to continue our sponsorship at Playcrafting’s upcoming game expo, Play NYC.

Play NYC, New York’s premier gaming convention, is a two-day expo combining amateur and professional game designers in an event that celebrates building, playing, and loving games. Held August 11-12 at Manhattan Center, Play NYC will host the latest releases from studios large and small, and from developers old and new, featuring the most cutting edge technology in gaming being built here in New York.

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With a goal of boosting up-and-coming developers and bringing gamers together, Play NYC is a celebration of every facet of gaming. The space will be a 100 percent playable four-floor venue full of exhibitors, press, and influencers in a city that has been demanding a gaming convention for years.

We’re excited to partner with Playcrafting with a special offer for our readers — you can use the code “MSPLAY” for 20% off your general admission ticket, available for purchase here.

Find more info at or on social using @Playcrafting and #PlayNYC.