Mission

Our Mission Statement:

Catalyzing Social Impact Through Digital Games

What we do:

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.

We aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good. To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects.

To learn more about our current and past projects, visit our Lab page.

Games for Change is a 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation.

We proudly create change from New York City.

Meet the Staff

  • Games for Change Co-President, Asi Burak

    Asi Burak

    President, Games for Change

    Asi Burak is an award-winning game creator, tech executive, and social entrepreneur. As the President of Games for Change (G4C) and the Executive Producer of the Half the Sky Movement games, he orchestrated partnerships with Zynga, Frima Studio, some of the world’s leading NGOs, and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Read more

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    Emily Treat

    VP, Production Services, Games for Change

    Working as a VP of Production Services, Emily is extending her expertise to oversee social impact game projects at the Games for Change Lab. Drawing from her designer-producer background, she works closely with impact partners, designers, developers, and other team members to produce and advise on high-quality games that meet the standards and mission of Games for Change. Read more

  • Susanna-Pollack

    Susanna Pollack

    VP, Partnerships and Special Projects

    Susanna has been forging partnerships and building cross platform content experiences for media companies and events for over 15 years. She has worked with TV networks, consumer brands, media and digital agencies, not-for-profits and content creators to develop consumer-facing experiences that entertain and inspire social engagement. At G4C, Susanna focuses on festival sponsorships for the Annual Games for Change Festival. Read more

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    Victoria Abrash

    Managing Director, Games for Change Festival

    Victoria Abrash is director of the Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in New York City and the leading international gathering of creators, conceptualizers and those who believe in the power of games for social good. As Festival director, she oversees an exciting array of programming and production: inspiring speakers, great games (physical and digital), performances, demonstrations, awards, a street fair for thousands, and more. Read more

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    Meghan Ventura

    Community Manager, Games for Change

    Meghan Ventura is responsible for cultivating the community presence of Games for Change. She previously worked with the Washington, D.C., chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and urban games group DCGames, organizing events and connecting local developers. Read more

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    Tania Hack

    Program Manager, Games for Change

    Working as the Program Manager, Tania supports a variety of projects at G4C. Her primary focus is the planning and execution of the Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in New York City. She also manages G4C’s digital and live arcades and assists with the Half the Sky Movement games. Currently, she is working on the development of the Half the Sky Movement mobile story apps debuting in late 2014 and their implementation in community programs in India and Kenya. Read more

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    Hsing Wei

    Games Awards Conductor, Games for Change Festival

    Hsing is a designer, researcher, convener, and tinkerist. She enjoys thinking about and developing technology-enriched experiences that solve problems, connect communities, and enable novel ways of interacting with the world… Read more

Board of Directors

Advisory Board