2018 G4C Student Challenge: Program, Winners and Award Ceremonies

  Games for Change is thrilled to announce the 28 winners of the 2018 Games for Change Student Challenge and to recognize the partners, organizations, educators and students who contributed to making this year’s program a resounding success.   Competition Results   The 2018 G4C Student Challenge competition yielded nearly 600 games, created by over 1,100… Read more »

What Kids Say About Games, and Can We Listen?

  When designing games, focus groups may playtest and offer feedback to designers. The goal, of course, is to create the most meaningful and fun experience possible for the end users: the players. But what about educational games?   What Kids Say About Games & Can We Listen? was the subject of a panel at… Read more »

The Games for Change Student Challenge Kicks Off in Los Angeles

  At the start of the school year, 22 teachers from 19 LAUSD and affiliated charter schools met at Skylight Studios in Los Angeles to participate in a teacher training for the third annual Games for Change Student Challenge. They learned how to teach game design and coding skills with support from the Games for Change… Read more »

Get your copy of the The Game Jam Guide

  Get your copy of The Game Jam Guide   The Game Jam Guide e-book, which debuted at the Festival, shares over 20 flexible lesson plans and new ideas from experts who led game jams in NYC that were focused on real-world issues.   The guidebook is the culminating work of four Moveable Game Jams, funded… Read more »

Announcing the 2017 G4C Student Challenge winners

Announcing the winners of the 2017 G4C Student Challenge We are pleased to announce the 18 winners of our second annual Games for Change Student Challenge in NYC, Pittsburgh and Dallas! Over 2,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2017-2018 Student Challenge, learning game design in public schools and at local game jams. Students created nearly 400… Read more »

G4C Student Challenge open for submissions

Deadline to submit games is April 1 Games for Change has opened the submission portal for the second annual G4C Student Challenge. Games must be submitted by April 1, 2017. Middle and high school students in Pittsburgh, Dallas and New York City public schools are eligible and encouraged to participate. Games must be about one… Read more »

The Second G4C Student Challenge Kicks off with Professional Teacher Development Across Three Cities

Last month, nearly 70 teachers in in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Dallas joined our second annual teacher training as part of the national G4C Student Challenge and learned how to teach a game design course in their classrooms, using curriculum from our partners Mouse and Institute of Play. Our cohorts included librarians, teachers of… Read more »

Make games with us at our NYC Student Challenge Moveable Game Jams!

Starting October 15, Games for Change will be hosting a series of four Moveable Game Jams, with support from the HIVE Digital Media Learning Fund, as a part of our G4C Student Challenge in New York City. Inspired by HIVE’s previous Moveable Game Jams with the Museum of the Moving Image a couple years ago,… Read more »

2nd annual G4C Student Challenge launches in NYC, Dallas, and Pittsburgh!

Games for Change (G4C) is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual G4C Student Challenge in NYC, Pittsburgh, and Dallas for the 2016-2017 school year. This year’s programs features three new themes — Local Stories & Immigrant Voices, Climate Change, and Future Communities — along with a new lineup of partners and student… Read more »

Fall update: G4C Student Challenge and upcoming events

Our amazing Smart Parks Game Jam participants!  Happy fall! This is the time of year we get out on the road and partner with other festivals, conferences, and expos around the country. We have a lot planned for this season including G4C Arcades, Moveable Game Jams, workshops, and even a Youth STEM Career Day. See… Read more »