The five best games from Play NYC 2019
This past weekend, hundreds of developers showcased their latest and future games at Play NYC. With thousands packing the Metropolitan Pavilion, many walked away with their new favorite game. We look at five games that stood out at NYC”s biggest gaming convention. Follow Play NYC on Facebook and Twitter for updates on next year’s event.
Developed by One Method Monkey, Hey Cutie combines the excitement of dating with the thrill of board games. Your goal is to date as many people as possible, and there's a wide variety of individuals for your choosing. In order to win their hearts, though, you must build stats and throw on some fancy attire. The Kickstarter for Hey Cutie is set to go live in September. You can sign up for their mailing list here.
Battle Royale For Your Heart
Mixing battle royales and romance, visual novel Battle Royale For Your Heart lets you find a partner both on and off the battlefield. Developed by LegendEx Games, you'll be able to choose from multiple partners. If you're only interested in battle, you can simply ignore the romance portion. You can download the demo here.
Tomato Smush Bois
Developed by Blake Andrews, Tomato Smush Bois is a great throwback to '80s gaming. In the game, your goal is to destroy as many tomatoes as possible. As you continue doing damage, the screen becomes drenched in red and green pixels. While there's no release date for this game, follow Andrews on Twitter for any updates.
Repertoire allows you to make beautiful music without any prior music experience. All you need is a smartphone and your fingers. Developed by Playful People, this game features a plethora of beloved piano classics such as Bach's "Little Prelude No. 939" and Chopin's "Grande Valse Brillante". You can pick up a free beta test version here.
The Last Hex
Developed by That Indie Studio, The Last Hex is a deckbuilding RPG in the vein of Slay the Spire and Dimensions of Dreams. After picking your class, you're off to battle numerous enemies in randomized worlds. With the correct cards in hand, you'll be able to fend them off. The game is currently in early access.