Event Play NYC

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.


Public Expo Hours:
Saturday, August 10 — 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 11 — 10am – 6pm

Want to become an exhibitor? Fill out this form here to be a part of the 100% playable Expo floor!

Are you a member of the Press or a prominent influencer? Apply here for a Press pass that gives you early access to the Expo the morning of Sat, Aug 10!

Tweet along with us! @Playcrafting #PlayNYC

All attendees will be subject to a bag check by Metropolitan Pavilion’s security.

Is this event all ages?

Can you go in and out of the venue?
Yes, you will have access to go in and out of the Expo Hall throughout the day.

Will there be a bag check?
Yes, we will have a place you can check in bags, coats, and strollers, if you choose to do so.

What kind of games will be there?
All kinds! Computer, console, table top… There will be something for everyone.

Is this event wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the space is one floor with wheelchair ramp accessibility.

I purchased a ticket, but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds. All ticket sales are final.

I applied to be an exhibitor. When will I find out if I was accepted?
Applications are approved on a rolling basis. Please do not follow up, as well will notify all applicants.

I purchased a Dev & Pro pass? What do I get?
You will receive general admission to the Expo Hall on Sat & Sun, Aug 10-11, access to the Industry Only Party, access to the Industry Lounge that allows you to network with other professionals, and access to the early Press Hour before Sat, Aug 10. More information will be sent to you shortly.

In the interest of fostering an inclusive and safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced.

Past Events

'16 Bit Awards
'16 Bit Awards - NYC, December 2016
'16 Bit Awards
'16 Bit Awards - NYC, December 2016
Summer Expo
Summer Expo - NYC, July 2016