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Where Shadows Slumber Jack & Frank Play NYC 2017

Play NYC 2017 - A Conversation With Frank DiCola About Where Shadows Slumber

A bit over a year ago, a game called Where Shadows Slumber had caught my attention at the 2016 Playcrafting Spring Expo. I got a card from the developer and decided to keep an eye on the game while…

September 11, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

Otis A S D

Play NYC 2017 - Otis

Do interactive movies count as games? Ask five different gamers and you'll get five different answers, four of which will probably have merit. (The fifth guy just says "Git gud.") Otis is, yes, an…

September 10, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

Fidgetly CTLR Blue

Play NYC 2017 - Fidgetly

Fidget spinners are the current big fad and they're not the only one I've lived through. I've seen pogs (I still have them!), Tamagotchi (still have those, too!), and countless other doodads and toys…

September 9, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

StarCrossed Promo Art Top Three Gals

Play NYC 2017 - StarCrossed

StarCrossed can be described as "magical girl ping-pong," though it's a bit more complex than that. That's the gist of it and that's what hooked me. I love manga, anime, and all things weeb, so of…

September 7, 2017 | 09:30 EDT

Saturday Morning Games

Play NYC 2017 - Saturday Morning Games

Tucked away at a simple table during Play NYC 2017 was a gentleman playing with a set of cards that looked somewhat like Cards Against Humanity. Upon closer inspection, I noticed vibrant colors and…

August 30, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

Next Up Hero Logo Digital Continue

Play NYC 2017 - Next Up Hero Preview

Next Up Hero perhaps had the biggest presence at Play NYC this year. The game is a fascinating mix of a roguelike, action game and a multiplayer game, all of it with a slick visual presentation and…

August 29, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

Hero's Crossing Play NYC 2017 Display

Play NYC 2017 - Hero's Crossing Preview

Hero's Crossing by One Method Monkey is a game that immediately appealed to me the moment I saw it at Play NYC 2017. I could tell, just by looking, that it had to be some kind of game based on…

August 26, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

Reflections At Sunset Charles Hans Huang

Play NYC 2017 - Reflections at Sunset Preview

My very first stop at Play NYC 2017 was Reflections at Sunset by Charles Hans Huang. The booth Mr. Huang was standing at had a bit of a meditative theme to it, something entirely appropriate for a…

August 26, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

Mushroom Wars 2 Preview

Mushroom Wars 2 First Impressions - What A Fun Guy

One of the appointments I had in advance for Play NYC was to see Mushroom Wars 2 by Zillion Whales, an RTS-esque game where you send out adorable little armies of mushroom men to attack mushroom huts…

August 24, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

Play NYC 2017 - Stage Shot

Play NYC 2017 Recap - Hands On With NYC's Games

I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Play NYC convention in New York City. Taking place in Manhattan, it was Playcrafting's first attempt at running a large convention—and boy, did they pull…

August 23, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

Dan Butchko Playcrafting Play NYC 2017 Interview

Play NYC - An Interview With Playcrafting Founder & CEO Dan Butchko

Early in my career at TechRaptor, I searched for gaming events in the New York City area and boy was I coming up short. There was no equivalent of PAX, GDC, or E3 to be seen anywhere in Manhattan or…

July 25, 2017 | 01:00 EDT