The Playcrafting Spring Play 2019 Expo is coming in less than a week! If you haven’t heard of Playcrafting before, it’s an awesome organization that’s akin to cooking classes for gaming. They host all sorts of interesting courses that will teach you the basics of game development, how to run your business, and more! They also have expos four times a year and the next one is coming up in New York City — and you can get in completely for free.

More than 100 developers will be at the Playcrafting Spring Play 2019 expo. While we won’t include a full list, we will share some of our favorite games that you can play at the show:

Birthplace is an experimental adventure/survival game in development by Glen & Devan. It’s a pretty cool idea for an adventure game and it may be your last chance to play it — the developers will move on to something else if they don’t raise enough money on Patreon. Thankfully, you can download the game’s demo and try it out for yourself right now!

It Happened In Outer Space is a stylish Flappy Bird-style game that’s now available for pre-order on iOS and Mac. We interviewed developer Glenn Orzepowski a while back about his game and it certainly turned into a fun gameplay experience!

Scuba’s Ocean Odyssey is a wonderful little game about a robot that cleans up the ocean. We previewed this VR title at last year’s Play NYC and found it to be a pretty entertaining (and educational) experience!

Swimsanity! is sort of like Smash Bros. but underwater. The game has been pretty popular at past Playcrafting events including last year’s play NYC. We interviewed the devs about the game and found them to be pretty cool guys who aren’t afraid of anything.

Where Shadows Slumber is a lovely puzzle game in the style of Monument Valley that we really liked. It’s great if you love puzzle games on mobile devices! We also interviewed them at Play NYC in 2018.

There will be dozens of other developers at the Playcrafting Spring Play 2019 Expo and pretty much all of them will have playable games. There will also be free pizza! Heck, you can even get into the expo for free — Microsoft is picking up the bill on this one and reducing the ticket price down to $0! Simply head on over to the Eventbrite page and register for the Playcrafting Spring Play 2019 Expo while you can! Do keep in mind that you’ll need to have a photo ID to get into the event.

The expo takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Microsoft’s Times Square location. If you’re looking to get into something bigger, Playcrafting has also recently announced the return of their massive Play NYC convention in Manhattan — look for it in August 2019!

Will you be attending the Playcrafting Spring Play 2019 Expo? Do you think games at a convention or trade show should always be playable? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



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