|Happenings in the NYC game dev community and beyond.
Unless otherwise noted, events are (probably!) free to attend. Follow @GameDevNYC for event alerts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your org’s events.
Saturday, June 3rd
Girls Make Games Design Workshop – Designed for girls and nonbinary students between the ages of 11 and 14, this hour-and-a-half workshop will give young people the opportunity to learn Unreal Engine
Sunday, June 4th
Moss Party’s Summer Share & Tell – Moss Party’s Summer Share & Tell is a chill, low key event for LGBTQIA+ game developers and allies to display their finished games or games-in-progress and meet to network and hang out in a mobility-accessible, COVID-safe, and alcohol-free environment.
Tuesday, June 6th
Molar Mayhem Launch Party at Wonderville – Celebrate Molar Mayhem’s 3 month residency in the Wondercab! Molar Mayhem is a fast-paced, high score-based game where you have to survive for as long as possible without being crushed by jaws.
Wednesday, June 7th
NYC Indie Games Social – The NYC Indie Games social is a monthly gathering for indie game devs of all stripes to mix and mingle in a casual, relaxed setting.
Friday, June 9th
Tribeca Games and Immersive Experience at the 2023 Tribeca Festival – A week-long showcase celebrating the emergence of new forms of entertainment accompanied by a host of industry talks and special games events featuring Alan Wake 2, Hideo Kojima and more.
Saturday, June 10th
2023 NYCDOE Battle of the Boroughs Minecraft Education Challenge – Partnering with Minecraft Education, students will compete to create the most inclusive future-ready city spaces including the junior and senior championships as well as notable speakers and gamers, a vendor zone, college and career information, a DJ, and prizes
Wonderville Monthly 2 Hour Game Jam Club – Each month, gather to make short games using simple to use game engines. The second month will feature Web Games with Bitsy Game Maker based on a random suggestion from Wikipedia.
Tuesday, June 13th
NYVR June Meetup – Featuring speakers from various local initiatives in VR, AR & UX!
Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge – The event is a showcase of student project presentations, keynote addresses, and provides authentic networking conversations that foster real career connections. Hosted in partnership with Microsoft and HIVE New York.
Thursday, June 15th
Monthly Thursdays with Hacker Hours – Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience!
Sunday, June 18th
Saison Zero at Wonderville – looking to jump into the wide world of TTRPGs like D&D, but maybe a little less crunchy? Come on down to Saison Zero, this month will feature open tables for Brindle Bay and a few other surprises.
Monday, June 19th
2nd Monthly Nidhogg 2 Open Tournament at Wonderville – Join hosts Ivy Davis & Mel Melendez at this FREE Nidhogg 2 tournament! Learn a new game! Fight your friends! Win an eternal spot of glory on our fabled Silver Hogg!
Tuesday, June 20th
UnityNYC at Unity’s offices… NYC! – Join Unity NYC at the Unity Technologies Hub in Flatiron for an in-depth look at creating the World’s First LGBTQ+ VR Museum with Senior XR Specialist Antonia Forster
Brooklyn Alt.ctrl Showcase at Wonderville – ONE NIGHT ONLY: put down the game pads, step away from the joysticks, and go hands on with a series of strange new games and unique controllers made by designers in and around Brooklyn.
Wednesday, June 21st
Action Design NYC Hybrid Meetup – Featuring How to blend art and science in UX design, with Tucker Margulies from Coalesce
Building and Using Virtual Reality in Education (VR in Education) – Connect with educators, developers and others in the space to discuss effective ways of developing and implementing VR in educational spaces.
Sunday, June 25th
Video Games as Video Art at Wonderville – Murder by Contract Screenings presents a selection of video art (or something like it!) made with video games or game-like programs.
Virtual Sundays with Hacker Hours – Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience!.
Tuesday, June 27th
AWE Nite NYC – A monthly meetup for Augmented Reality enthusiasts!.
Wonderville’s last Tuesday of the Month Playtest – Come to Wonderville to playtest in production games! No signups required
Taco Tuesday with Coexist – Join Coexist for a casual social with Tacos, games, drinks and music!