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The ongoing pandemic has proved to be a challenge for businesses around the world. Indie tabletop game developers, however, have had to deal with

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New York-based gaming convention Play NYC 2021 has come and gone, but we're not done with this Playcrafting event just yet! It is once again time for

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Virtual pets got their start in the '90s, and Tamagotchi further popularized these games. We may soon enter a new era in the genre with Tontachi, the

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There were some nice surprises in the Play NYC 2021 Graffiti Games, a special group of custom games created for Play NYC every year. I had a chance

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Play NYC 2021 has come and gone. The New York City-based gaming convention has finally returned as an in-person event, and I was fortunate enough to

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Gamers in the New York area have something to look forward to this weekend: Play NYC 2021 is back as an in-person event following last year's shift

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There's good news for gamers in New York City and the surrounding area: Play NYC 2021 is coming back to Manhattan as a physical event. And yes, there

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Blacksmith Bay promises to let you build your own metalworking business while also providing an entertaining action RPG experience. I checked out

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NYC-based gaming convention Play NYC has wrapped its virtual event. The Play NYC 2020 Graffiti Games highlight five black developers and their unique

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It's that time again — Play NYC 2020 has gone live, kicking off an online event that serves as one of the best ways to see up and coming indie games

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Details on Play NYC 2020 have been announced and it's kind of what we expected: New York City's biggest dedicated gaming convention is going to be

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Following my review of Hero's Crossing, I fell out of contact with developer Brian Sowers of One Method Monkey — something that often happens after a

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Do you enjoy tinkering with gravity? Well, Grobo may be the game for you. This adorable puzzle platformer for mobile devices has been in beta testing

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We've covered a lot of games for Play NYC 2019, and now it's time to do one last thing: select our favorite games from the show. It's never easy to

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Anyone who has a cursory familiarity with virtual-reality games is probably familiar with Beat Saber. In short, it's a music and rhythm game that has

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In both video game and tabletop development, there is a segment of the population of creators that work on their games in their free time. One of

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After playing Way of Rhea with Sam at last year’s Play NYC, I was excited to hear that they planned to make a reappearance this year with an updated

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Dean Razavi is a man that I've met more than a few times at past Playcrafting events. We first met while he was showing off his then-upcoming game 

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Play NYC 2019 wasn't just about PC and console games; there were plenty of mobile games there as well. Some of these were exclusively mobile, but

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"Haiduc" is both the name of a game and a company. Founded by Mary Georgescu, this company largely focuses on tabletop games with interesting

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Dilbert, Office Space, and The IT Crowd. I’m a big fan of corporate workspace parodies, considering I work in one myself that might as well be a

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The Play NYC 2019 Graffiti Games made an interesting showing this year. Five developers from different walks of life came together to create

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Blinks was one of the few games at Play NYC that I did not see intentionally. Myself and my co-writer just stepped out of the press area and there

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When I was at Playcrafting’s Spring 2019 Expo, one of the games that was in development and caught my eye was Pure: Birth of the Goddess by

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The Miasma Caves Basalt Caves Update is here, adding another layer of depth to this exploration and adventure game from Windy Games. This brings the

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Bose is, quite literally, a household name. Whether it's your home stereo or the speakers in your vehicle, almost everyone knows about Bose. What you

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As was previously mentioned in my coverage of Play NYC 2019, I’m a sucker for a cool logo, and that is exactly what drew me to Other Moon Games’

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While Antipole DX wielded gravity as a weapon, Hot Chocolate Games' Grobo utilizes one of the four fundamental forces of nature in a much different

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There were a lot of new tabletop games at Play NYC this year, but one of the most unique was a small title called Zer0 Inbox, the debut game by Macho

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It is unlikely many in the mainstream have heard of Play NYC amongst the sea of gaming cons out there. The two-day event held each August in

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Have you heard of that chicken game? That's not a vague description, mind; That Chicken Game is literally the name of one of the games I went hands-

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Antipole DX is a game that's well familiar to anyone who follows the Playcrafting scene. Developer Saturnine Games has been hard at work at this

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Play NYC 2019 wrapped up last weekend, and the TechRaptor team went all-in on covering everything we could! We got to see a lot of games last weekend

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I'm generally pretty terrible at roguelike games. I've tried my best to play stuff like Dungeons of Dredmor or even the progenitor game Rogue, but

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I’ve always been a fan of traditional card games. While I’m not the poker enthusiast like my co-writer or an Atlantic City high-roller, I’ve always

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This year's Play NYC 2019 had an interesting quality to it — the very center of the exhibition area was largely dedicated to tabletop games. I passed

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I was unable to convince my coworkers to attend a cat café with me for lunch at Play NYC, so checking out indie, cat-centric RPG Kristala by Astral

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One of the first games that I got to check out at Play NYC this year was Fourzy, a mobile game from family-run MindIsle Games. A reimagining of the

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There were several running themes throughout Play NYC this year, but one that was very apparent was the amount of educational-style games being made

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Play NYC always brings out a bunch of interesting games and the 2019 show at the Metropolitan Pavilion was no different. A select handful of the

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The Cells to Singularity iOS version will be arriving on August 29, 2019. While this free-to-play game that's all about evolution has been doing

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Tabletop and video game developer One Method Monkey has a new board game in development and it's coming to Kickstarter in a few short weeks. Hey

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Many RPG’s out there tend to fall back on the standard fantasy tropes you would expect. Play NYC, however, has offered some more unique takes on the

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Our Play NYC 2019 Coverage Hub will contain all of the articles that we produce as a result of our coverage of New York City's biggest dedicated

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In August 2019, we now head into the lead up to Play NYC, a convention for developers, fans and gamers of all ages. Put on by New York City-based

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Manhattan's premier dedicated gaming convention is finally returning to New York City this weekend! Play NYC 2019 will be featuring 130 exhibitors,

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A Play NYC 2019 Games For Change partnership has been announced. For the very first time in the convention's history, Playcrafting has partnered with

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The Play NYC 2019 Graffiti Games developers have been announced! Play NYC is New York City's premier gaming convention that will be returning once