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Play NYC To Debut Six “Graffiti Games” Installations by First-Generation Immigrant Developers

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The Press Release:
To celebrate what makes New York City and the American gaming industry so special, Playcrafting – the organizers of the Play NYC convention – announced today it will unveil six new “Graffiti Game” installations created by local, first-generation immigrant game developers at the 2nd annual Play NYC on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Manhattan Center (311 W 34th St., NYC) from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

“The ‘Graffiti Games’ initiative was launched at Play NYC last year to celebrate all-star developers, giving them free reign to create original games that reflect their creativity and personal stories,” said Dan Butchko, Playcrafting’s founder and CEO. “From the exhibiting studios to the thousands of players who attend from around the world, Play NYC reflects the diversity that makes New York City so special. We’re honored to celebrate these talented developers and bring more people together when the city and nation need it most.”

Like graffiti on a wall, the “Graffiti Games” installations are created exclusively for Play NYC to surprise guests with experiences like no other, around every corner. This year, Playcrafting is partnering with the International Game Developers Association Foundation (IGDA Foundation) and the Bigglesworth Family Foundation to bring the installations to life inside of the six opera boxes that frame Manhattan Center’s historic Hammerstein Ballroom stage for up to 10,000 attendees to discover. The installations and their developers will also be featured on Play NYC’s Twitch stream for thousands more to see.
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