Event 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 up to 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.

** Due to the high volume of RSVPs for this event, please note that entry will be granted on a first-come, first serve basis. We will do our best to accomodate all who show up, but note they’re may be delays in being given access. **

For Attendees:

Thanks to our sponsor Microsoft (@MSFTReactor), this Expo will be free for all attendees! 

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.

Win the Expo costume contest!

**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 prohibited

Featured Games:

Aether Trigger by Bryan Cheah
Algarade the Card Game by Anglemort Studios
Antipole DX by Saturnine Games
Arcade Graveyard by Mikey Ace Studios
Blood Broker by Juno Morrow
B.O.O.M. – You Win by Kickin’ Rad Games
Bomber Barn by Late Leaf Games
Boom Bits by Naughty Children at Play
Borough Gods by ESC Games
Bratwurst 2019 by Sten Ulfsson
BugLeap by SkuwidWare
Caliber by Chaotic Formula
Cell to Singularity by Computer Lunch
Chambers by Greg W Lyons
Clear the Decks! by Crispy Games Company
Cyber Boy by Pixel Art Video Games
Deep State Committee by Eduardo Remes & Marcelus Lam
Derby by initialPrefabs
DoodleMatic by Martin Horstman / Tink Digital
Escape the Room? by Glen & Devan
EXPOSURE, a game of camouflage by The Sheep’s Meow
Five Lines by Tink Digital / Algo Crunch
From Rust by Razbury Games
Galactic NEON by Omiya Games
Guardians of Loa by Wirescribe Corp
Hamsterdam by Muse Games
Herman Electro by 3:15 Software
Holiday Wars VR by Made in Brooklyn Games
Into the Dark: Narakan by Orc Punk
It Happened in Outer Space by Glenn Orzepowski
KungFu Kickball by WhaleFood Games
Leap by Pixelapp
 by Megacat Studios
Luge & Boo Tag Team by Mikey Ace Studios
LugeMania Button by Mikey Ace Studios
Memory Boo by Mikey Ace Studios
Miasma Caves by Windy Games
Modern Knights by initialPrefabs
Museum Multiverse VR by Made in Brooklyn Games
Never to Return by Maskmaker Productions
No Body Home by The Sheep’s Meow
Nom-Nom Garden by Four Squids
Nothing But Blocks by Patrick McAvena & Kyle Erf
Orbit Quest by Frost Lab Studios
Project Beach House by Glen & Devan
Project Beach House: Island by Glen & Devan
Project Biohazard by Bryan Cheah
Project Ultimate by Bryan Cheah
Project WHIRLWIND by Pixel Art Video Games
Prototype: Airwaves by Omiya Games
Punch Planet by Sector-K Games
Rabble by Midnight Froyo
The Recursive Dollhouse by Omiya Games
RoboBunnies in Space! by Giant Fox Studios
ROCKET BOOM by Space Helix
Run & Gun by MHarris Games
Saving Party Island by Deepbit Labs
Scrap Bringer by PseudoZap
Seasons by David Su & Dominique Star
Slime-san: Level Editor by Fabraz
Sole by Gossamer Games
Swimsanity! by Decoy Games
Table Fighter by Nick Everlith
The Take by Stuido Studios
Tim Knol: I’m Not Ready for the City by Moon Moon Moon
Toadled by Giant Fox Studios
ToonR by Hot Chai Productions
Traversion by Traversion Dev Team
Where Shadows Slumber by Game Revenant
The Worst Grim Reaper by Moon Moon Moon

Costume Contest Prizes

MR Headsets
+ Acer Mixed Reality Headset

Slime-san plush
Mama Hawk pins
Vidar Box set
Vidar Beanie
+ Limited Edition Play NYC staff shirts
Punch Planet Digital Game Downloads
Playcrafting Classes


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Tweet along with us! @Playcrafting @MSFTReactor #TrickOrPlay

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.

For Developers:

We are no longer accepting submissions for this event. If you’d like to get on the list for the next one, please fill out the online form and we’ll be in touch. All games shown at Playcrafting events in 2018 will be eligible for The Bit Awards!

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