Sunday, 17 November 2019

Playtest UK @ UK Games Expo 2020

Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2020 will open in January 2020.

This event is for designers, who would like members of the gaming public to sit down and playtest their prototype, so that they can make improvements. It runs during the day from Friday 29th-31st May 2020. 

More details will be posted here or you can join the Meetup for this event which will be kept updated:
https://www.meetup.com/Playtest/events/266540717/



Playtest UK @ Dragonmeet 2019


Saturday 30th November 2019


Playtest UK will be returning to Dragonmeet for the 10th year to run the Playtest Zone. Check out the www.dragonmeet.co.uk website for more details.
Dragonmeet takes over both floors at the Novotel Hammersmith, London W6 8DR. We will be playtesting from 10am until 6pm on the upper floor.

This will be a public playtesting event for card games, board games, digital game prototypes. If you are a games designer, this is a perfect opportunity to play your game with the great gaming public and receive more feedback in a day than you usually would in a month.
There will be a prize draw for playtesters that sit down to play a prototype.

If you would like to bring along a game design to be playtested please RSVP to the meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Playtest/events/266540232/
then, register your game beforehand using the website contact form:
https://forms.gle/X243TrSW4e6apvny7

then, book your time slot here:
https://xoyondo.com/dp/oTkWsBFC2kCqZn3
If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the Playtest Zone, you can register here for a free ticket: https://forms.gle/c17YxSPDTXnFVeKP8

Adult Tickets are £12 on the door
Under 16's  tickets are free with an adult.
Transport: I would advise against driving as parking in this area of London is very expensive, but the venue is a short walk from Hammersmith and Baron's Court rail and tube stations, which are on the District and Piccadilly lines.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Online Playtest Zone Schedule

For 2019, we have created an online schedule for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo.

Now playtesters can see which designers will be presenting and which prototypes will be playtested:

Link: http://bit.ly/2YYEMpj

Look forward to seeing you at Expo!

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Registration for Expo closes soon

Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2019 is now closed.

Bookings will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday 29th May.

Designers can still book playtesting sessions and make donations in person at the Playtest Zone.

Look forward to seeing you at Expo!

Monday, 18 February 2019

Playtest UK @ UK Games Expo 2019

Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2019 is now open.

This event is for designers, who would like members of the gaming public to sit down and playtest their prototype, so that they can make improvements. It runs during the day from Friday 31st May-Sunday 2nd June 2019. 

Playtest UK volunteers will be available on the day to support you and feedback forms will be available. All playtesters will be entered into a prize draw to win games.

Here is the procedure for this year:

1. (From now) If you would like to bring a game prototype to the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2019, you must register yourself and your prototype here: goo.gl/forms/4OtdK7OjWLWvePB73

2. (From 10th March) Designers who register for a 3 hour session will be contacted to give a donation to charity and when confirmed they will be given a link to reserve one session on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

3. (From 31st March) Designers who register for a 90 mins session will be contacted and given a link to reserve one session on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

In the first instance all designers will only be able to reserve one session, to give everyone a fair chance. This restriction may be relaxed nearer the UK Games Expo.

In the last few years we have been booked out before the event, so please register as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. 

4.Volunteers: The Playtest Zone wouldn't be possible without our red-shirted volunteers. Anyone who volunteers to help out for a morning or afternoon session at the Playtest Zone will get an opportunity of priority booking, a red Playtest UK t-shirt to keep and a free day ticket for the UK Games Expo 2019.
Please register to volunteer here: goo.gl/forms/MxTtF7jQQWPZJb0E2

Please note that after 10th March (3h sessions)/31st March (90mins sessions), designers should be contacted within one week of registering with details of how to reserve their space.

If you have any questions please check the UKGE FAQ tab or feel free to contact Rob Harris via the usual contact form.

Please note we will not be running the Speed-Dating or Networking events at this year's UKGE. Please find out more at the UK Games Expo website




Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Playtest Zone @ UK Games Expo 2018

Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2018 is now open.

This event is for designers, who would like members of the gaming public to sit down and playtest their prototype, so that they can make improvements. It runs during the day from Friday 1st June-Sunday 3rd June 2018. 

Playtest UK volunteers will be available on the day to support you and feedback forms will be available. All playtesters will be entered into a prize draw to win games.

If you would like to bring a game prototype to the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2018, you must register your prototype on the google form here: https://goo.gl/uFN9kg

You will be able to book 3 hour playtesting sessions (which require a £12 donation to an Expo charity) or 90 minute sessions (which are free).

Designers who have registered their prototypes for the Playtest Zone will be contacted at a later date to confirm their times and bookings.

If you have any questions please check the UKGE FAQ tab or feel free to contact Rob Harris via the usual contact form.



Tuesday, 28 November 2017

New Playtest UK logo decided

As part of the revamp of Playtest UK, we are looking to update our logo will a more professional looking version.

Robb Smigielski has very kindly created a treatment of various possibilities and it would be great to get the feedback of of members to make sure that we have retained the right feel and image.

If you are interested, please give your feedback by completing our online questionnaire, which can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/MbZsuIZzYag52YWz1