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Unleash Your Wild Side In Origin Of Storms

Origin of Storms was one of a handful of fighting games at Play NYC 2018. I checked it out on Sunday morning, winning a decent victory against a random attendee…

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Adding to Your Repertoire at Play NYC

I was walking down an aisle at Play NYC when I suddenly found myself kidnapped by Playful People indie game studio and sitting down at a table with a phone…

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Punch Planet – Hands On With A Nostalgic Fighting Game

On the second day of Play NYC, I was up on the second-floor balcony checking out the dozens of games jam-packed into one tiny area. One particular exhibitor saw that…

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Hands On With Haiduc, A Narrative-Building Card Game

Tucked away on the third floor of the Manhattan Center was Haiduc, a card game created by Haiduc LLC where players are trying to build a backstory for their character. The…

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Play NYC 2018 Recap – NYC Busts Out Its Best Games

Play NYC has come and gone yet again. The second year of this Manhattan-based gaming convention created by Playcrafting’s Dan Butchko had a lot of changes including a new venue (the…

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Show Up Late To Work In The Worst Grim Reaper

The Worst Grim Reaper is a game developed by Moon Moon Moon that I was certainly interested in checking out at Play NYC 2018. The game is simply the tale of…

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127 BPM – Dance Pad Racing On NYC Streets

The second-ever Play NYC had six “Graffiti Games” on display in the opera boxes of the Manhattan Center. Each of these games was created by immigrant developers and specially commissioned as…

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From Somber to Frivolous, A Look at Co-Op Card Game From Rust by Razbury Games

Amongst the sea of games showcased at Play NYC, Razbury Games From Rust is perhaps the biggest tone shift from a previous work. Razbury Games is known for the unique…

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See 100+ Playable Games At Play NYC, August 11-12 In Manhattan

Play NYC, a gaming convention run by Playcrafting with a strong focus on indie games, will be happening on the weekend of August 11-12, 2018, in New York City’s Manhattan…

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Play NYC Returns With Great Games & Ambitious Goals

The world of gaming conventions grows ever larger, and for the longest time there was a distinct void in the New York City area. Despite being a major city on…