Deadline for the Games for Change Awards is March 23rd – Submit Now

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Do you have what it takes to be Game of the Year?

The submission process has just opened for the 3rd Annual Games for Change Awards. Of note for this year… new categories!

2012 Award Categories include:

Most Significant Impact
Most Innovative Game
Best Gameplay
Knight News Game
and… Game of the Year

The deadline to submit for the Games for Change Awards is
Friday, March 23 at 11:59 PM EST.

Criteria and application here. [Update: The period to submit has ended, and the link is no longer active.]

All awards are competitive, and every submission will be considered for each category (with the exception of the Knight News Game Award). As “games for change” is a young field, we periodically re-visit the categories and criteria of the awards. The award categories for 2012 have been developed in consultation with our Board of Advisors and survey feedback from last year. We hope that our competitive categories for 2012 better recognize the best attributes of “games for change.”

In order to qualify, you must submit a “game for change” with a release date of
May 1, 2011 or later.

Nominees will be announced on Friday, May 11. Each nominated game will receive two complimentary Games for Change Festival accreditations.


Registration for the 9th Annual Games for Change Festival is also live. Take advantage of early bird prices by April 20 before they go up by 30%.

To register: CLICK HERE


Chris Crawford

Some months ago the description of the Games For Change conference included an event in which developers could show their games to the attendees. At the time, the site said that applications for this would be available in February. I checked this website every week all through February, and in late February, there was an announcement that the applications for this event would be ready in March. Now I can find no mention of this event. Has it been cancelled?


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