Playcrafting NYC

Playcrafting NYC

Midtown, New York, New York
(66 Reviews)

Playcrafting empowers the game development community through education, networking and collaboration. We offer workshops, classes and events for game developers and those aspiring to make games in topics including game design, programming, art, business and more.

Reviews of Playcrafting NYC

(66 Reviews)
Breaking into Game Design with Unity


Attended: Breaking into Game Design with Unity

I couldn't find the class, the location was very vague in the description. No one answered when I tried to contact them to find out where it was. Total waste of time.

Breaking into Game Design with Unity


Attended: Breaking into Game Design with Unity

The instructor was great and I was able to learn a lot. Unfortunately, in the class description there was no mention to bring your laptop which made it difficult to follow.

Designing Games for Impact


Attended: Designing Games for Impact

Waste of time and money. The teacher was completely unprepared. The class barely even touched on the supposed theme of "learning to design socially meaningful and artistic games" - the teacher instead wasted the first half hour on explaining extremely basic visual concepts like how curvy lines versus straight lines might make you feel... how circles are the opposite of triangles, etc., using a basic PowerPoint presentation she said she found somewhere online, and then showing us a couple of clips on YouTube that vaguely demonstrated some of these principles. Why? I've no idea. She did eventually begin to show us two examples of "serious games," but had to cut both demos short because her iPad was running low on battery. She did not provide meaningful commentary on either game, or mention what lessons might be learned.

Writing Immersive Game Worlds

Ebony H.

Attended: Writing Immersive Game Worlds

The instructor was great! I enjoyed the exercises and the examples given. I left the class feeling very confident in knowing how to apply these tips and methods in my own writing projects.

Writing for Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Game Worlds

dio C.

Attended: Writing for Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Game Worlds

Thank you for the insightful class and fun practices. Dio

Role-Playing Game Design

Jack G.

Attended: Role-Playing Game Design

Our instructor was great! Very knowledgeable and good at explaining all the concepts he covered. This was also a good interactive course (not a lecture) with plenty of activities and chances to discuss. I'd definitely take another course from this teacher again.

Educational Video Game Design: Best Practices

Mariya M.

Attended: Educational Video Game Design: Best Practices

The best class at PC so far

Unity Shaders 101


Attended: Unity Shaders 101

Great info, with a lot of heavy material packed into a short time. I think this was the teacher's first time teaching and he was not as prepared as he could have been, but we all start somewhere. Overall I was happy with what we learned.

An Intro to Drawing Pixel Art

Ebby L.

Attended: An Intro to Drawing Pixel Art

It was okay. The instructor was obviously very passionate about Pixel art. The class was basically him giving a presentation. It was a little boring but very informative.

Make Super Cool GIFs

Tameka D.

Attended: Make Super Cool GIFs

I liked the class and found it useful to being making gifs I also learned of several new useful tools to make them. I would recommend that it's included attendees should bring a laptop with Photoshop. I know it may seem like an obvious requirement, but I aware of this until I arrived at the class.

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11 Times Square, New York, New York 10036
Playcrafting NYC
Midtown, Manhattan
11 Times Square
Btwn W 41st & W 42nd Streets
New York, New York 10036

Upcoming Classes at Playcrafting NYC

Community Teardown: Demo & Play
Community Teardown: Demo & Play
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn Unity in 8 Weeks
Learn Unity in 8 Weeks
Next start date:

Monday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Teachers at Playcrafting NYC

Adam Nash Adina Shanholtz Al Doyle Alec Dawson Alyssa Menes Alyssa Menes Amar Ibrahim Andrew Garrahan Andrew Garrahan & Sam Eng Andy Wallace Andy Wallace Andy Reitano Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck Anna Fehr Antoinette Elizabeth Antoinette Elizabeth Anya Combs Azuri Jenkins Azuri Jenkins Ben Johnson Ben Savage Brett Taylor Brian Crecente Catt Small Chris Hernandez Chris Reid Chris Algoo Chris Murray & Matthew Doyle Christopher Supino Davia Frost Davia Frost David Kuelz David Grubbs, John McEntire and Rob Mazurek Dean Razavi Deidre Witan Dr. Carla Engelbretch Dr. Christine Gengaro Edithson Abelard Fabian Rastorfer Francisco Gonzalez Fred Vigeant Gabe Turow Ed.M, Ed.D Gil Hova Greg 'Cosmo D' Heffernan Gregory Tapper Howard Tsao Ilya Zarembsky James Andrew James Sisti and Otto Awqatty Jarien Sky Jason Walters Jason Sanchez Javier Olazabal & Ryan Carper Jess Haskins Jesse Freeman Jessica Ochoa Hendrix Jet Landis Joe Allen John O'Leary John O'Meara John Fio John Inman Jon Stokes , Kurt Bieg & Matt Obst Joshua De Bonis Karrie Shirou Kathleen Kralowec Kati Nawrocki Kurt Bieg Kurt Young Laura Congia Laurie Berenhaus Lawrence Mascia Lilly Sarino Maria H Maria H Mark Heggen Martin Macmillan & Kenneth Lui Matt Obst Matthew Weise Matthew Amoroso Melanie Ehrlich Michael Hansen Michael Calvert Mickey Sanchez Naomi Clark Nemanja "Nemke" Kostic Nemanja "Nemke" Kostic, Nik Kostic and Dean Razavi Nemke Kostic Nick Landry & Adina Shanholtz Nicolae Berbece Nik Kostic Olga Andreyeva Olga Polukhina Olivia Olivia Pedro Ramirez Pete Vigeant Porrith Suong Rachel Presser Rachél Bazelais Rachel Weil and Andy Reitano Raut Swapnil & Rick Schwartz Rob Canciello, Jose Zambrano, & John Corn Sam Barlow Samuel Eng Sande Chen Scott Rusnak Seth Sivak Sharang Biswas Shawn Alexander Allen Shula Ehrlich Shula Ehrlich & Anke Stohlmann Spencer Grey Stacey Mulcahy Tatiana Nahai Tatiana Tacca Team Beta Victor Morales Vincent Obermeier Wase Qazi Zac Zinger
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