Games for Cities

Explore how games improve city making

Games for Cities is a platform for city-gamers initiated by Play the City and her partners.


City-games are increasingly prevalent in the daily work of policy-makers, regulators, urban designers, smart city experts and architects. The Games for Cities programme contributes to this maturing field of city-making in two ways: by generating a critical and holistic overview of implemented city-games, and by encouraging city-game designers to work closely with local governments.

Games for Cities is an initiative of Play the City, a pioneering city-gaming practice based in Amsterdam (NL) and made possible through generous funding from Creative Industries Fund NL. The programme has been compiled together with Play the City’s knowledge partners: HvA Play and Civic Media, UU New Media Studies, TU Delft The Why Factory, and The Mobile City. For the content of specific events, partnerships are established with: City of Amsterdam, City of Eindhoven, City of Utrecht, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Het Nieuwe Instituut, and Designhuis.