North West Playtesters – Manchester

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North West Playtesters – Manchester

North West Playtesters returns to the Sharp Project on Saturday 26th October to present another day of playtesting.

North West Playtesters return to The Sharp Project this October, this time with our friends at BAFTA. Join them for a day of testing new tabletop games, video games, virtual reality and more.

They will be welcoming both professionals and enthusiasts to showcase their games and gather valuable feedback from the general public and industry peers. If you are a fan of playing games, this is a chance to be one of the first to try out up-and-coming titles and give feedback directly to the developers.

This time they are supported by BAFTA. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally.

They will be hosting a workshop for the Young Game Designers competition, a competition they hold every year for 10-14 year olds interested in game design. The BAFTA Young Game Designers Game Concept Workshop will run from 1pm to 2pm and is available for children aged 10 to 14. Whether you love to code, draw or write the story, BAFTA YGD gives you an insight into the world of game-making and a chance to meet game developers in the UK Games industry. This workshop will help you to develop and shape your initial idea into and provide tips on how you might develop it further. For more information, please click here.

  • Free entrance for everyone.
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Photography may take place that will be used on our social media.
  • There will be food available to purchase at the venue with complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks.
  • There will be complimentary alcoholic drinks at the evening networking drinks.


12:00am – Doors Open for setup playtesting

1:00pm – BAFTA YGD Game Concept Workshop

5:00pm – 8:00 pm – Evening networking drinks – all welcome

For Game Developers

If you are a game developer/designer interested in showcasing your game, please fill out this form in addition to getting your free ticket on EventbritePlease note you will be responsible for bringing your own equipment.

About North West Playtesters

North West Playtesters is a group that welcomes anyone to showcase their game and playtest each other’s games. It’s welcome to all type of games from board and card games, video games, mobile games or any fun and entertaining game! Even if you are not creating a game come down to discover new things and give valuable feedback to designers.


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children 13 and above are welcome provided they are accompanied with an adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking space at the venue. Access to car park is from Thorp Road. The nearest tram stop is Cental Park just a 5 minute walk away.

What can I bring into the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink (catering is yet to be announced). If you do decide to bring a game of yours to test (video games or tabletop games) do let us know so we can provide you with a table and feedback forms. If you are bringing a video game you will need to bring your own tv/monitor and equipment. We also recommend you bring a power extension lead.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact for any questions not answered here.

October 26 2019


Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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The Sharp Project

Thorp Road
Manchester, M40 5BJ United Kingdom

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0161 205 5508

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