NEWS: Play NYC 2020 is Live!

NEWS: Play NYC 2020 is Live!

A weeklong, free to attend event that you can check out now.

Play NYC 2020 sets out to celebrate the spirit of NYC with games, talks, tournaments, and more for a whole week (August 10 – 16). Not only will people discover participating games they might not have known beforehand, but also tune in to various conversations through their livestreams (you can check out their schedule here). You can even enter in a sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize package worth up to $1,000, but you’ll have to go through Verizon to enter.

Here are the games that are participating (with some offering demos):


  • 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure
    A story-driven metroidvania platformer where you play as a brave girl searching for her father’s soul in the afterlife.
  • A Space for the Unbound
    A slice of life adventure game set in the late 90s rural Indonesia about overcoming anxiety, depression, and a relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.
  • Aeolis Tournament
    A 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic.
  • Animal Revolt Battle Simulator (Demo)
    Watch beasts tear each other apart in this sandbox battle simulator. This is available now in early access.
  • Antipole DX
    A fast-paced retro action platformer where you manipulate gravity to explore an abandoned spacecraft.
  • Blacksmith Bay
    Start the smithing shop you always dreamed of in this simulation game.
  • Bot Rods
    A high adrenaline racing game set in a futuristic world inhabited by adorable characters with legged robot vehicles.
  • Calorie Defenders (Demo)
    Play as veggies inside a body helping defend the hunger against adorable candy.
  • Cell to Singularity
    Tap into an epic story of evolution, technology, humanity, and dinosaurs. This is out now in early access as a free to play game.
  • Chromavaders
    As the last line of defense, secure the future by not letting any blocks and bullets from the Chromavaders go past you.
  • Encodya
    A point and click game set in a dystopian future set to tackle the themes of tomorrow
  • Ever Forward
    Play as a 12 year old girl lost on the edge of dreams and reality that will need to face challenging puzzles to slowly reveal the secrets buried in her heart. This is set to release August 13.
  • Floppy and the Sleepy Planet
    Join as a robo-bunny and his companion as they discover the planet’s secrets, recover their memories, and help the Guardians bring the planet back to its former beauty.
  • Fourzy
    A competitive match four game set to release this December.
  • Get-A-Grip Grip
    A 2D grappling platformer where you play as a grapple equipped robot named Chip escaping from a factory.
  • Gladius
    Play as a cunning Roman spectator trying to make the most money by betting on and rigging gladiatorial games.
  • Groove Catcher
    A rhythm game that sets out to bring flow, groove, and art.
  • Hello Lantern
    An interactive storybook that explores what it’s like to lose something or someone you love
  • KeyWe
    A cute co-operative postal puzzler starring two small kiwi birds working in a whimsical post office.
  • Kids of Karendow
    A JRPG that features fast-paced, action-packed cobat system reminiscent of a combination of Lunar and Grandia series.
  • King of the Hat
    A chunky party game where you need to jump on everyones hats to win.
  • Kristala
    Play as a fledgling warrior trying to prove her worth as a wicked sickness stirs.
  • Kungfu Kickball (Demo)
    A fighting-sports game where the best ball kicker wins.
  • Kur (Demo)
    A new take on 90s shooters that lets you slide and kick your way out of most situations, with your arsenal as your last resort.
  • LetterBound
    A cooperative spelling adventure that can be played locally with up to 4 friends. Inspired by 1920s newspaper printing factories.
  • Loveself
    A FPS style vision where your heart is the weapon you use to make friends and spread love.
  • Make Ends Meet
    A mobile puzzle game where you draw your rope around different circles to collect all the colors you need to continue.
  • Mission to Planet Hexx
    A retro style space adventure board-and-card game for 2-4 players where players cooperatively build a unique board of space and planets then race against each other.
  • Monorail Stories (Demo)
    A short, minimalistic adventure game that is said to be more about choices and interactions than puzzles.
  • Nine
    Play as a cat dedicated to stop a team of 9 mice from stealing the moon.
  • Octrons Challenge – Reloaded
    A sidescroller, flying superhero mobile game for kids where you collect jewels and defeat alien monsters.
  • Oni Fighter Yasuke
    A close-grips 2D action rpg styled as a black and white anime where you plat as a legendary African samurai.
  • Orbit Quest
    A casual space platformer where players must launch from orbit to traverse dangerous galaxies.
  • OtherLight
    Explore a bizarre, echanting place where lost objects and souls reside.
  • Perfectly Perilous Provisions
    A co-op physics-based cookery game with an eldritch twist.
  • Rain on Your Parade
    Play as a mischievous cloud set to rain on everyone’s parade.
  • Rules of Alchemy
    An open world, roguelike rpg that focuses on spell combos and item crafting to devastate your enemies.
  • Run & Gun
    A parkour style multiplayer FPS game where players face off against each other.
  • Sheep Herder Nay
    A cute and simple, but challenging, puzzle game where you help sheep across roads before the big bad wolf comes.
  • Shot in the Dark
    Combines pixel perfect platforming with precise point and click shooting where many cruel creatures are hidden in shadows.
  • Sons of Ra
    A fast-paced competitive tower defense game where players take control of opposing pharaohs.
  • Soulbound
    An atmospheric metroidvania platformer where you can dash through physical objects or rewind time.
  • Speed Builder
    An action packed endless running town builder for mobile.
  • Swordswallower
    A surreal, psych-goth action platformer where you play as a statue that has recently come alive.
  • The Otterman Empire (Demo)
    A third person shooter party game available now.
  • To Be With You
    After finally moving in with her childhood friend and long-distance boyfriend, Alsie finds herself struggling to keep her relationship together
  • Way of Rhea
    A puzzle platformer that takes place in a world where you can only interact with objects that match your current color.
  • Welcome to Elk
    A biographical adventure set on an island like no other where every character you encounter has a story to tell.

Available Now

  • Blinks Game System
    A (physical) smart tabletop games system where each Blink is a game piece and a game cartridge.
  • Boom Bits
    A twin stick shooter set in the distant future follow a catastrophic accident on the moon.
  • Bouncy Beats
    An example of what you can build yourself after completing the Playcrafting Unity Intro Course.
  • CHKN
    An open world sandbox game where you can create fantastic creatures. This is available now in early access.
  • Damaged in Transit
    A mind-bending puzzler where you need to juggle two drones to help them deliver cargo without damaging it too much.
  • Deckfighters
    A (physical) fast-paced elimination card game based on mixed martial arts.
  • Disobedient Sheep
    A frantic, but lighthearted, sheep herding party game for 2-4 players where you play as sheepdogs.
  • EarthNight
    A procedurally generated 2D action arcade platformer set in a world where dragons rule Earth and humans have been exiled to space.
  • Embr
    Join the firefighting crew in this frantic co-op simulator set in a hyper-capitalist deregulated present where public firefighting funding has run dry.
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
    A 60 player multplayer game that throughs contestants together for a mad dash through round after round until one victor remains.
  • Frames
    A short narrative puzzle game meditating on how we generate meanings from the environment.
  • Hey Cutie
    A light hearted dating sim (physical) card game where your goal is make yourself as appealing as possible before going on dates.
  • Just Cause 4
    Takes the series on a whole new level of destruction and unique physics through 4 distinct biomes.
  • Radarjam
    A shoot ‘em up where you have to dodge what you can’t see in your radar equipped fighter
  • Rainy City: Pandemic
    Set in 2030, play in a world where the pandemic was never eliminated and work for a delivery service.
  • Roll Control
    A 3D balance based platformer where you can transform your balance board into a human game controller with a mobile app.
  • Steepseers
    A (physical) card game for 1-4 players that sets you off to one of the last four Steepseers to change your fate by inspiring people to believe again.
  • Techlandia
    A modern (physical) dungeon crawl tabletop adventure set in the worlds of Silicon Valley and Lovecraft where 1-4 tech bloggers infiltrate a high-tech headquarters as it announces a new smartphone that can destroy the world.
  • The Lighthouse
    A uniquely crafted thriller where PI James Irvine finds himself lured into a haunting world in the search of a missing young woman. Available now in early access.
  • Zoom in Barcelona
    A board game for 2-6 players where players compete in a photo contest in Barcelona.

Coming Soon

  • Afterplace
    An upcoming mobile game that sets you in an open world full of hidden secrets, treasures, and creatures.
  • Animal Well
    Inspired by old PC adventure games and Nintendo classics, explore a strange and indifferent world dense with mystery, life, and otherness.
  • Batsu!
    A (physical) improv party game based on the live Japanese game show in New York and Chicago.
  • Boomerang X
    An arena shooter set in the ruins of a dead civilization where you need to fight back the impending threat with a magical boomerang.
  • Chonky and Friends
    A yarn-filled strategic (physical) card game about Chonky and his friends competing to unravel as much yarn as possible.
  • Deadhaus Sonata
    A narrative driven action RPG where you play the Undead fighting the living.
  • Demon Turf
    Join Beebz on her journey to take over demon turfs to become the Demon Queen
  • Dodo Peak
    A throwback to classic arcade platformers with a modern twist.
  • Endless Memories
    A 2D action adventure that mixes handcrafted non0linear world with ARPG elements.
  • FarRock Dodgeball
    A game based around 4 kids from Queens that entered into the NYC dodgeball tournament.
  • Feral Frontier
    A side-scrolling action adventure with anthropomorphic pixel art, tight movement, and combat.
  • Free Agency
    A life simulation where the agents gradually become self aware while you try to keep them busy.
  • HoverGrease
    A 5v5 top-down hero shooter that mixes team objective FPS with fast-paced arcade-like game mechanics. You can sign up for early access now.
  • In The Black
    An intense team based online space combat simulator with a focus on combat.
  • Inequality-opoly
    Basicially a Monopoly reskin that focuses on structural racism and sexism.
  • Last Slice
    A multiplayer party brawler where you fight each other to devour the last slice of pizza.
  • Meow Pow
    An energetic sport(ish) game where 1-4 locally matched players can go up against another team to get a ball into the other’s goal.
  • Mondrian – Plastic Reality
    Play as the 5 great 20th Century artists as you uncover the lost masterpieces of the Modernist movement. Coming out on September 22.
  • Museum Multiverse
    A VR platformer that chronicles JR’s adventures when he mysteriously awakens in an abandoned museum.
  • Never Go Home
    Determine the origin of a mysterious signal and uncover the truth behind why a research vessel went missing.
  • Onsen Master
    A hot springs customer management game where players revitalize onsens across Izajima.
  • Operation DogFight
    Take to the skies in a world of conflict between dogs and cats.
  • Picklock
    An arcade style action game where you use a controller that mimics the experience of physically picking a lock while the actual game represents it more abstractly.
  • Pure: Birth of a Goddess
    A 3D action RPG where you join Abner, Adamina, and their friends on a journey to find out why magic has mostly disappeared from the world.
  • Recompile
    Take control of a semi-sapient program and escape deletion in this metroidvania inspired hacking adventure
  • Retroit
    A mobile-first connected open world set in an always online sandbox city.
  • Sail Forth
    A procedural sailing adventure about classic navel action and exploring the ocean.
  • Save the Zacks
    A cute, mobile, casual puzzler where your goal is to save some poor creatures all named Zack.
  • Scrap Bringer
    A 90s inspired cartoon beat ‘em up where you punch through streets of a war torn mega city.
  • Second Extinction
    A 3 player online co-op FPS where your team takes down large groups of savage mutated dinosaurs. Set to release sometime in September.
  • Skate Story
    Skate down to the underworld to reclaim what’s been lost through 9 layers of purgatory underneath NYC.
  • Stream Heist
    An experimental stealth game designed for streaming where you play as a spy trying to steal the Mona Lisa. With your tech team being your viewers. Let’s hope your viewers want to work with you, and don’t want to sabotage you.
  • SuperMash
    A game that makes games by mashes together different genres that you can then challenge your friends to see how they do.
  • Swimsanity
    A multiplayer underwater shooter with action packed co-op and versus game modes.
  • Valiance Online
    A living world superhero MMO in which players can take the role of heroes and villains who battle using powers and advanced tech.
  • Volla VR
    A fast-paced fighting game meets tactical shooter infused with a ball sport where everyone’s in VR free to roam and engage in close quarter combat.
  • Welcome to Beacon Pines
    An adventure game where your inventory is the words you find and carry with you.
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