Calendar + Events

Upcoming Events at the NYU Game Center


Playtest Thursday Returns! Thursday, Sept 5 5-7pm 6th Floor Lounge, Thesis & Capstone Workspace, 626 & 627 Playtest Thursday returns from it's break summer rest in our new location!

NYU Game Center Incubator Show Thursday, Sept 5 7-9:30PM 7pm: 12th Floor Seminar Room, 8-9:30pm: 6th Floor Lounge Celebrate the debut of four brand new indie games! Play the games made in this year's three month long Incubator program.

All NYU Game Center Town Hall Tuesday, Sept 10 1:00-2:00pm 6th Floor Lounge Over the past few weeks, several accounts of harassment and abuse in the games industry have come to light. It's very important for us at the Game Center that we have a safe, respectful, and supportive space for everyone. Therefore, we want to invite everyone to a town hall meeting to discuss these recent events, talk about our values and principles, discuss our collective mental health and well being, and hear from you if there are any issues, questions, thoughts, or feelings about these topics and the issues they raise.

Space Committee - 1st Meeting Tuesday, Sept 17 1:00-2:00pm 626 Want to help mold the Game Center's new space? Join the Space Committee! Students from grad, undergrad, and all years are welcome. RSVP here if you are interested in joining.

NYU Game Center Lecture Series Presents Marie Foulston Thursday, Sept 19 7PM 12th Floor Seminar Room Hear from the curator behind The V&A's Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt and co-founder of the London based game collective Wild Rumpus in the Fall's first Lecture Series event. RSVP HERE Anything But Games Friday, September 20 5-7pm Location TBA Fellow NYU Game Center students, faculty, and staff give mini talks about ANYTHING BUT GAMES.

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. [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 her latest book Video Games Have Always Been Queer.

Anything But Games Friday, October 18 5-7pm Location TBA 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.

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.

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

No Playtest Thursday Thursday, November 28 Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Winter Show Thursday, December 12 5-7pm Location TBA Show your work from the fall semester and enjoy some egg nog at this casual NYU Game Center showcase!

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

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):



Student-only lunch talks, Town Halls & Info Sessions



Playtest Thursday [Every week unless otherwise noted]



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



Anything But Games

Saturdays & Sundays


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 ( & Gwynna Forgham-Thrift ( 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 (