|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.
Section Editor: Matt Fisher
Thursday, March 5
Wonderville: Theophobia / Miss Subways Benefit Show for #SwipeItForward – Theophobia (winners of Miss Subways 2019) will be holding a benefit show to raise money for Swipe it Forward. (Suggested donation $10 )
Friday, March 6
Babycastles: Phong Tran/Jenn Grossman/Cawley+Loveless/natalie[dot]computer – Modular synths, algorithms, visuals, experimental sound, noise, percussion, live code, and more. ($7-$10)
Wonderville: Trap Invaders N°2 – A party and concert with a variety of amazingly talented artists. (Advance $10/Door $15)
Saturday, March 7
Wonderville: The Allegations + Part Reptile – The Allegations sing about life, hard times, women, the world, personal feelings and the unknown. Part Reptile is Ted Nugent pretending to be The Velvet Underground.
Tuesday, March 10
IGDA NYC Open Office Hours – A bi-monthly hangout where we invite our community members to stop by and chat with IGDA NYC's leadership team (and occasional visiting guests).
Brew N Boards Game Night at Bed Vyne Brew– Handcrafted brews, captivating board games, and the people they bring together. ($10 for non-members)
Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab: Crafting Experiences - a workshop on performing & directing for immersion – Learn what it takes to direct, perform and produce immersive productions in NYC.
Wednesday, March 11
NYC iOS Study Group: 2nd Wednesday Meetup – Meets the second Wednesday of each month for networking and coding. Make new friends, find a study group or study partner, or just practice your people skills.
The Game & Arts Union: The TableTop Tour - Card, Board, Collector & RPG Games Night – Everything that can be played on a table: card games, tabletop games, board games, and more. (Online $5/Door $7/Members Free)
3DNY: CG Enthusiast Monthly Meetup – Aimed at professionals and students from New York's advertising, architectural, visual effects, games, animation and interactive industries. Meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, jobs, tech and projects in a friendly, relaxed setting.
Thursday, March 12
NYU Game Center: Book Launch: Achievement Relocked with Geoff Engelstein – Adjunct Faculty, game designer, and author Geoff Engelstein talk about his latest release Achievement Relocked. The book explores how game designers can use the psychological phenomenon of loss aversion to shape player experience.
Friday, March 13
Made in NY Media Center - Freelancers Hub: Free Legal Clinics for Freelancer Artists – Free legal clinics are available to freelancers who need legal help with nonpayment, contracts, discrimination, employment/labor, and intellectual property issues.
Wonderville: JOUDY, CHURCH VAN, TONY ISLAND, THE WAWWAS – An evening of music and arcade games. (Presale $8/Door $10)
Monday, March 16
IGDA NYC Coffee & Ice Cream Social – Held at an ice cream parlor rather than a bar, our monthly socials are alcohol free, family friendly, and open to all ages. Come grab a cone or a cuppa and hang out with fellow game devs.
Tuesday, March 17
Astoria Creatives Hangout – Meet some of the coolest people in Astoria. These meetups are for folks who do and/or like creative things. Everyone is welcome.
Animation Nights New York: Monthly Screening at The Gutter – A curated monthly screening of Animated Short Films from all around the world. ($10 suggested donation)
UnityNYC: "Made in NYC" Local Showcase – Stage demos from selected speakers in the Unity community, complemented by drinks and networking time during a pizza break.
Wednesday, March 18
Building and Using Virtual Reality in Education (VR in Education) – Connecting educators, developers, and others to create effective ways of developing and implementing VR in educational spaces.
The Game & Arts Union: Tekken 7 Double Stakes Tournament – Play some Tekken 7 on PS4 for the chance to win the cash prize. (Online: $5 for casual play, $20 to enter the competition/Door: $10 for casual play, $25 Competition entry)
Wonderville: Jackbox Games with MsSoleSurvivor – An evening of Jackbox Games, jokes, and a jolly good time.
Thursday, March 19
Linnette Harrigan Media Inc.: Get Your Music In Video Games 2020 (Discussion, Pitch & Listening Session) – A seminar and secrets on how to get your music in video games with an industry professional guest speaker.
Babycastles: Cypurr Social: Ghost in the Shell (not the ScarJo version) – Come by to hang out, meet other tech-minded folks, ask questions on cybersecurity issues, and generally snack out and enjoy the feature presentation, the classic 1995 anime Ghost in the Shell.
Friday, March 20
Wonderville: Spring Equinox Psychelebration – Celebrate the Spring Equinox with vibrant, groovy, weird psychedelic music & bands all night long. Come in costume and show your true expression.
Tuesday, March 24
AWE Nite NYC – Come for an evening packed with AR Goodness over pizza and beer, with networking and live demos.
Wednesday, March 25
The Game & Arts Union: The Super Smash Bro Gods Tournament – It’s time to find out who the Smash God of NYC is. (Online: $5 for casual play, $20 to enter the competition/Door: $10 for casual play, $25 Competition entry)
Thursday, March 26
Wonderville: Talk Bazaar - Not Your Mother : Syd Lewis – A magical evening of solo acts and their individual crafts. (Presale $5/Door $8)
Friday, March 27
Babycastles: Viewtiful Joe - Game of the Month Club – Viewtiful Joe is a love letter to 2d beat-em-up platformers. It's brutal difficulty, amazing graphics, and stylish charm reminds you just how fun video games can be.
Wonderville: The Donut Lounge | Vol 2 – The first of its kind: a hip-hop-inspired lounge space. Experience a live “Kick-Back” atmosphere for instrumental music lovers and hip-hop fans.
Wednesday, April 1
NYC Indie Games Social Returns to Josie Woods – Back at the Josie Woods venue, a regular get-together for New York-area indies and game developers of all stripes to meet in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
The Game & Arts Union: The Kingdom Hearts Cosplay, Trivia & Gaming Party – An everything Kingdom Hearts Party. Play across multiple consoles, Kingdom Hearts trivia, and a best cosplay competition.(Online $15/Door $20)
Friday, April 3–Saturday, April 4
RLab: Motion Capture Master Class – Hands on experience and expose you to the hardware and software that will to take your creations to the next level.
Saturday, April 4
Wonderville: I/O Chip Music NYC – New York's long-running electronic music showcase/ dance party featuring a mix of new and international chip musicians and visual artists. ($10)