Calendar + Events

Upcoming Events at the NYU Game Center

October
November
December

Undergrad Social Hour Wednesday, October 2 3-4pm 4th Floor/ITP Hang with undergrads in ITP, IDM, and Recorded Music! Pizza, ping pong, and board games! RSVP here.

Book Launch: Jesper Juul Thursday, October 10 7-9pm 370 Jay St, 12th Floor Seminar Room Hear from esteemed game scholar Jesper Juul and celebrate the launch of his latest publication. RSVP HERE [Offsite Event] IndieCade Festival Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12 10am-6pm Santa Monica California Have a game at IndieCade this year? Let us know and stop by the Game Center booth! Want a game at IndieCade next year? Look out for applications in the winter 2020!

NYU Game Center Lecture Series Presents Bonnie Ruberg Thurs Oct 17 7pm 370 Jay St, 12th Floor Seminar Room Learn how to read video games queerly with author Bonnie Ruberg to mark the launch of their latest book Video Games Have Always Been Queer. RSVP HERE

Class Pitches Friday, October 18, 4-5pm Thesis/Capstone Workspace Come hear professors pitch their Spring semester classes! You may just find the class of your dreams...

Anything But Games Friday, October 18 5-7pm Room 626 Fellow NYU Game Center students, faculty, and staff give mini talks about ANYTHING BUT GAMES. The 10th Annual No Quarter Exhibition Friday, October 25 7-10pm DUMBO Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn Play brand new work from four exciting indie designers at the 10th installment (!!!) of one of the NYU Game Center's hallmark exhibition events.

Pumpkin Carving Tuesday, October 29 12:30-2:30pm 6th Floor Lounge Come carve a pumpkin!

370 Jay Street Halloween Party Friday, November 1 5-8pm 12th Floor The whole building is coming together to play scary games, sing some karaoke, and enjoy food + drinks! Costume are welcome/encouraged.

It’s ok to Stop with George Machado Tuesday, November 5, 1:00-1:30pm Room 626 We at the Game Center know that crunch is a serious problem in the industry and still we find ourselves falling into it. Join me for the next the three Tuesdays at 1-1:30pm in room 626 to take a few mins to breathe with a guided meditation--led by this British dude with an incredibly soothing voice-- and talk if you want about the stress of finals. Come, it’ll it be good for you.

Five v Five Fridays Friday, November 8 7:00-11:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Come play with some of the best players in the world at Five v Five Fridays! Five v Five Fridays is a semi-weekly, casual tournament for Killer Queen. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you can come with a team or as a free agent!

It’s ok to Stop with George Machado Tuesday, November 12, 1:00-1:30pm Room 626 We at the Game Center know that crunch is a serious problem in the industry and still we find ourselves falling into it. Join me for the next the three Tuesdays at 1-1:30pm in room 626 to take a few mins to breathe with a guided meditation--led by this British dude with an incredibly soothing voice-- and talk if you want about the stress of finals. Come, it’ll it be good for you.

Five v Five Fridays Friday, November 15 7:00-11:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Come play with some of the best players in the world at Five v Five Fridays! Five v Five Fridays is a semi-weekly, casual tournament for Killer Queen. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you can come with a team or as a free agent!

It’s ok to Stop with George Machado Tuesday, November 19, 1:00-1:30pm Room 626 We at the Game Center know that crunch is a serious problem in the industry and still we find ourselves falling into it. Join me for the next the three Tuesdays at 1-1:30pm in room 626 to take a few mins to breathe with a guided meditation--led by this British dude with an incredibly soothing voice-- and talk if you want about the stress of finals. Come, it’ll it be good for you.

NYU Game Center Lecture Series Presents Winnie Song Thursday, November 21 7:00-9:00pm 12th Floor Seminar Room Winnie Song has made indie games, worked in AAA, and is now the latest addition to the NYU Game Center Faculty! Join us to hear from Winnie and close out the Fall Lecture Series.

Five v Five Fridays Friday, November 22 7:00-11:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Come play with some of the best players in the world at Five v Five Fridays! Five v Five Fridays is a semi-weekly, casual tournament for Killer Queen. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you can come with a team or as a free agent!

Anything But Games Friday, November 22 5:00-7:00pm Room 626 Fellow NYU Game Center students, faculty, and staff give mini talks about ANYTHING BUT GAMES.

No Playtest Thursday or Five v Five Fridays Thursday, November 28 Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Lunchtime Talk: Eddy Hu Tuesday, December 3 12:30-2:00pm Room 626 Indie Developer Eddy Hu will be here in conversation with Yuxin Gao (MFA '20) to discuss the state of indie games in China. No RSVP necessary.

Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan - Artists in Residence Talk Thursday, December 5 7:00pm 12th Floor Seminar Room NYU Game Center Artist in Residence Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan concludes her residency with a talk about her work and process. RSVP HERE

Five v Five Fridays Friday, December 6 7:00-11:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Come play with some of the best players in the world at Five v Five Fridays! Five v Five Fridays is a semi-weekly, casual tournament for Killer Queen. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you can come with a team or as a free agent!

Winter Show Thursday, December 12 5:00-8:00pm Location TBA Show your work from the fall semester and enjoy some egg nog at this casual NYU Game Center showcase!

Five v Five Fridays Friday, November 13 7:00-11:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Come play with some of the best players in the world at Five v Five Fridays! Five v Five Fridays is a semi-weekly, casual tournament for Killer Queen. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and you can come with a team or as a free agent!

Playtest Thursday is always happening from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursdays unless otherwise noted in the calendar above!

You can also find out about NYU Game Center's events on our website at gamecenter.nyu.edu/events.

Or signing up for the NYU Game Center's general mailing list here.

About NYU Game Center Events

We do a ton of events! Our events exist to bring in more ideas, speakers, and games beyond what we're able to offer in the classroom and foster game community in New York City. We host both student only and open to the public events, and we hope that you make it out to many of them!

Here's when you can generally expect events to be happening at the NYU Game Center (but please note, there always will be exceptions! Please follow the calendar above and check your emails for event dates and times):

Tuesdays

12:30-2pm

Student-only lunch talks, Town Halls & Info Sessions

Thursdays

5-7pm

Playtest Thursday [Every week unless otherwise noted]

Thursdays

7-9pm

Lecture Series, Talks, and other open to the public events

Fridays

5pm

Anything But Games

Saturdays & Sundays

10am-6pm

Game Jams, Workshops, Tournaments & More

How do I organize an event?

Students are welcome to organize and host events at the NYU Game Center!

Email Dylan McKenzie (dpm286@nyu.edu) & Gwynna Forgham-Thrift (gft213@nyu.edu) with your pitch for an event. Please include the following:

  • Brief description of your proposed event.

  • Date & time.

  • Space you'd like to use or general space needs.

  • Expected attendance number & student only or open to the public?

  • Estimated cost and/or any other resources you may need from the NYU Game Center.

If you're looking to just book a room for a small meet-up or already existing event, email Gwynna Forgham-Thrift (gft213@nyu.edu).