Find the highlights of the PLAY PARIS 2018 edition


More than 123,000 people followed the tournaments, conferences and other events on Twitch live on the various stages.

The esport tournaments took place on the main stage.

The public was present to attend the Korean team's coronation at the Wars V Nations on Starcraft II and to celebrate the Lyon team's victory during the French Cup on Street Fighter V!



Independent video game developers were on hand to introduce visitors to the games of tomorrow with more than twenty studios present like Frostkeep Studios with Rend, The Behemoth with Pit People or Headbang Club with Double Kick Heroes.


The Indie Games scene featured presentations and interviews from independent studios.


The board game was present in force thanks to the Parisian bar Le Loufoque which proposed hundreds of games on a freeplay area of ​​1000m2!


The visitors were able to meet several publishers like Asmodee or Holy Grail Games on the show floor of the show and test the latest novelties of 2018.


The 1st edition of PLAY PARIS took place at the Grande Halle de la Villette from 21 to 22 April 2018.

For 48 hours, players, enthusiasts, amateurs, novices and families get together. PLAY PARIS offers another way to experience a video game and board game gathering.

The experience of the players is the priority in this festival on a human scale. The visitors came out delighted with these two days of competitions, meetings and discoveries.



Players enjoyed a huge game room with more than 100 original arcade terminals and 400 games, thanks in particular to the participation of R-cade who presented his latest models of arcade terminals Made in France.

For its part, the Extra Life Café offered a high-powered bar-gaming concept where a major tournament of Windjammers, indé-rétro sports and Jan Ken Pon's competition crossed paths!

The arcade & console villages were held in a masterly hand by the community through many associations: HFS Play, Retro-gaming Connexion, Coin-op Legacy, First Attack, Savoie Retro Games and the 600 m2 vintage exhibition of !



The evolution of the video game press with Cécile Fléchon, Sophie Krupa, AHL (Alain Huyghues-Lacour), Kévin Bitterlin and Mathier Hurel interviewed by Neithan.

Youtubers: from dream to reality with Benzaie, Mr Quaraté, Julien Chièze, Carole Quintaine and Florent Gorges.

The 30 years of the PC Engine with Douglas Alves, Florent Gorges, Benjamin Peray, Grégoire Hellotet presented by TMDJC.