Event Details

Proto ATL

Event Details

Proto ATL is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with publishers, play test your games, and get an insider's view of the gaming industry.

We hope you join us!




Proto ATL 2023 dates and location are TBD. Join our newsletter to get notified when we announce all the details!





There's a lot to do at Proto ATL!

From workshops and presentations to pitch sessions and playtest time, you'll get a ton of value out of your badge purchase.

Below is the event schedule form Proto ATL 2022. We expect a similar (probably more!) schedule for Proto ATL 2023.

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Thursday April 7, 2022
Friday April 8, 2022
Saturday April 9, 2022
Sunday April 10, 2022
Food, drinks and off-site activities are not included in the cost of your badge


One of the goals that we have for Proto ATL is to provide a relaxing, casual environment in which to get work done. Because of this, we are hesitant to create scheduled times for attending designers to display their games at any of the tables. The tried-and-true method that we employ is from the “Protospiel” model of reciprocity. For example, if a designer demos their game to 3 players for one hour, that designer should play 3 hours of other peoples’ games.

If you crave a bit more structure, you can have it! In the months leading up to the event, we'll be posting "publisher profiles" with information about the attending publishers. Designers will be able to contact publishers prior to the event, and potentially schedule time to pitch their games. You will also be able to add your games to the Game Index (coming soon) that the attending publishers can peruse ahead of time.


Proto ATL is held in the heart of Atlanta, GA. If you are flying in, you can take Atlanta's train system (MARTA) from the airport. It is super affordable at only $2.50 each ride. Take a northbound Red Line train to the Dunwoody Station and you'll be less than a mile away from the hotel. If you're feeling adventurous, the trip from the MARTA station to the hotel is technically walkable, but there aren't sidewalks the whole way, so it may prove difficult if you've got luggage.

The hotel offers a free shuttle service within a 2 mile radius. It is first-come first serve, with no advance reservations available. We'd suggest taking some sort of rideshare (Uber or Lyft) or arranging with other attendees for rides.

If you're driving to the event, parking at the hotel is free for Proto ATL attendees.