Event TRICK OR TREAT: Halloween Game Expo!


Video games are taking over the Microsoft office in Times Square for an all-out Halloween Expo celebrating local developers! Join us for a day of games, pizza, treats and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Families are welcome – bring your kids to trick-or-treat for candy from booth to booth as they try out each game! We hope you can join us for this very special edition of our seasonal Expo!

Over 100 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 1000 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it’s a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all in one place. More games being added daily.

For Attendees:

Win the Expo costume contest! You must register on Eventbrite. Please include your first and last name when you RSVP. Your name must be on the list to get past building security. If you’re registering multiple tickets, make sure you enter a name for each ticket when prompted to as all guests must RSVP on their own in order to get each name on the list at the door. **Please note that this is a family-friendly event. Costumes should be appropriate for all ages. No guns (real or fake) are allowed on the premises. Confetti and other messy materials are also discouraged.

For Developers:

Join this spooktacular event. If you’d like to submit your game, please fill out the online form. We’ll reach out to confirm inclusion. All games shown at Playcrafting events in 2017 will be eligible for our 3rd Annual Awards at the end of the year!

Featured Games:

211: CK by Side B GamingAlgarade The Card Game by Olivier MillerAlien Slime Pirates by Playcrafting’s Learn VRAyo the Clown by Cloud M1Back on Track by Kai ReynoldsB.O.OM. – You Win by Kickin’ Rad GamesBattle of the Boros by Zappling StudiosBlow Em Up by LivingInATentBiome Builder by: Killer SnailsBlue Blast by feemsoftBurgal’s Bounty by Phat GamesBouncing Hero by Nina ParkCalculator: The Game by Simple MachineCannon vs Cannon by Khaled Abu-GhazalehCards Against Inanity by Viral VirtueCanon Crasha by FabrazCHOP by Claws up GamesCircadia by Simple MachineCover the Dot by VUIICubeWorks by TinMoon StudiosCutieBots by Goodnight GamesCyber Boy by Pixel Art Video GamesColorFill by TapinatorComplicated Board Game the Card Game by offcut gamesCynosure by Exog3n StudiosDeathly Fathoms by Goodnight GamesDee Dum by Dashing Cape GamesDeep Shift by Ahmed KhalifaDejaVu – The Story of Paco by Jose DeschampsDestinyQuest Infinite by Adventure CowDigits by Simple MachineDon’t Bite Me Bro! by MUFIWEGODon’t Look Away by Made in Brooklyn GamesDoodlematic by Algol CrunchDragged Away Remastered by RAWRsoftDumb Dojo by Ghost WhaleEIDOLON STAR by Alexander KingEmoji Attack by VUIIErnie vs Evil by Goodnight GamesExposure, a game of camouflage by The Sheep’s MeowFalling Plus by yyrGamesFive Lines by Studio 827Food Conga by MokuniForsaken Forest by Forsaken GamesFROG X BIRD by ATTACK MOUNTAINFrom Rust by Razbury GamesGalactose: Pastries in Space by Zero Eden GamesHack Halloween by Viral VirtueHero Soul by Ryan SuHugMatch by HugMatchInto The Dark by Domino VegaIt Happened in Outer Space by Glenn OrzepowskiJustice Royale by Zaping StudiosKing Solitaire by Simple MachineKungFu Kickball by WhaleFood GamesKitty in the Box by Mokuni Kitty in the Box 2 by MokuniKitty in the Box AR by MokuniKitty Paradise by The Sheep’s MeowKj’s Armageddon by Feemsoft GamesLamplight City  by Grundislav GamesLetter Club (Tournament) by Simple MachineLugeMania Button by Mikey Ace StudiosManip-It by Giant Fox StudiosMama Hawk by ComputerlunchMaui Wowie by Exog3n StudiosMalevolent Machines by Goodnight GamesMemraxz 2 by Eos InteractiveMeow No Want by Nina ParkMiasma Caves by Windy GamesModern Knights by initialPrefabs LLCMuseum Multiverse by Made in Brooklyn GamesNamaste Space Buffalo by Goodnight GamesNeon Krieger Yamato by LIONPLEXNeptune’s Earth by Valencio WilliamsNever Go Home by Goodnight GamesOctopus Bar by VRNOVOThe Outcast by Simple MachineOverquake by Vlad DziunPet Pat by Goodnight GamesPlanet Diver by FabrazPop the Lock by Simple MachineProject Beach House by G-vo DevoPunch Planet by Sector-K GamesPlunder Kings by Goodnight GamesQualdrin by Gerald FranklinRed Moon Ronin by feemsoftReflections at Sunset by Mudita HeartROCKETBOOM by Space HelixSacriclic by Alec McClureSaturday Morning Games by Saturday Morning GamesSelenon Rising Episode 3 by Fastermind GamesShadow Protocol by Goodnight GamesSilky! by Meat SandwichSlime-san by FabrazSloth Flip by The Sheep’s MeowSmove by Simple MachineSneaky Ninja by Starfall StudiosSomeone Has Died by Gather Round GamesSpace Dude by Mikey Ace StudioSpace Kitty by Karina PoppSpectro by Borrowed Light StudiosStatus Report! by offcut gamesStrayed by Adventure CowSumer by Studio WumpusSuperLuminauts by LampFire GamesSuper Multitasking by yyrGamesSuper Sharp Birds by Neil SveriSuper Slime Arena by JellyTeamTale of Aeria by FabrazThe Blitz Breaker by Goodnight GamesThe Take by Eos InteractiveTransfer by Abyssal UncreationsTrash Goat by Ahmed KhalifaTreasure Adventure World by Robit GamesTweetz by Simple Machine[Unannounced Game] by Tapinator[Unannounced Game] by Tapinator[Unannounced Game] by Tapinator[Unannounced Game] by Tapinator[Unannounced Game] by TapinatorVampire Hobo by Khaled Abu-GhazalehVidar by Razbury GamesWhere Shadows Slumber by Game RevenantYIIK A Postmodern RPG by Ackk Studios LLCYotto by YottoZarvot by Snow Hydra Games

Want to show your own games? Submit them here.

Expo Floor Plan

MIKU JAM – Saturday, October 21st – 28thRegister by 10am on Monday, October 23rd to participate. 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku we’ve partnered with the creators to throw an epic game jam! If you love anime, music, meeting new people, or making games with your friends a game jam is the place to be! Games will be judged and the winner will be announced at the Expo on the 28th! Costume Contest. Limited Release Prizes. Music and more. 

Saturday, October 21stAssets, Hatsune Miku history, and design challenge will be provided to contestants.

Monday, October 23rdLooking to join a team? Join us to meet other devs, form your team, and map out your game. Workspace will be available for participants from 6:30-9pm at Microsoft (11 Times Square).Tuesday, October 24thLooking to join a team? Join us to meet other devs, form your team, and map out your game. Workspace will be available for participants from 6:30-9pm at Microsoft (11 Times Square).Saturday, October 28thWorkspace will be available for participants starting at 2pm at Microsoft (11 Times Square). Final games will be presented and judged starting at 5pm and winner will be announced at 6:30pm. 

Prizes announced soon!

Hatsune Miku

Special Hatsune Miku prizes for 1st – 3rd place teams:

Miku Jam PrizesQuestions? Email nyc@playcrating.com. 

Tweet along with us! @Playcrafting #TrickOrPlay #MikuJam

What to Bring

– A government-issued photo ID. 

What NOT to Bring

– Large fabric items (stuffed animals, couches, etc.) – External speakers. – Fake (or real) weaponry of any kind. – Confetti/glitter/etc that makes a mess. – Anything that can’t be carried in a regular elevator. – Anything that can’t be easily transported through narrow corridors. There are some tight spots in the building. – Smoke machines, strobe lights, disco balls.- Anything dangerous or threatening (everyone has to go through Microsoft security).- Anything that would be inappropriate for kids to interact with.

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