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 »

Recap of G4C18 Festival and XR4C Summit

  15 years celebrating the impact of games!   It’s a wrap! This year’s 15th annual Games for Change Festival was a major success! We hosted over 1000 attendees with many of them coming from countries around the world. The 3 day event kicked off with the proclamation from Mayor Bill DeBlasio that Thursday, June… Read more »

Videogames: Pleasure and Dependence – Press Release Games for Change Europe

Is Intensive Game Playing a Mental Health Condition?   Join Games for Change Europe in Paris for a spectacular seminar “Videogames: Pleasure & Dependence” and find out by yourself…   Compulsive game playing is now a mental health condition according to the World Health Organization in the latest edition of its disease classification manual announced… Read more »

How Games and VR Frame Refugee Issues

Carne y Arena – Alejandro González Iñárritu © Legendary   Darfur is Dying and Food Force   In 2006, I visited the G4C Festival for the first time. In a break-out session, I initiated a conversation on games as a documentary medium. Drawing from the poetics of documentary, we discussed how docu-games mix ‘documenting’ and… Read more »

Game to Grow: Esports as a Learning Platform

The new North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) started as a regional league in Southern California and quickly garnered the enthusiastic support of teachers and administrators – and also drew in a subset of students that typically are not otherwise engaged in school.   Anthony Saba is Head of School at Samueli Academy, a public… Read more »

XR4C – A Curator’s Perspective + Free Membership To Virtual World Society

  XR for Change – A curator’s perspective   The XR for Change Summit is less than two weeks away and we could not be more excited about it. While curating speakers for the Summit my goal was to explore how immersive technologies are being used to address real-world challenges, create empathy and drive social… Read more »

XR for Change – A Curator’s Perspective

    The XR for Change Summit is less than two weeks away and we could not be more excited about it.  While curating speakers for the Summit my goal was to explore how immersive technologies are being used to address real-world challenges, create empathy and drive social change.  The three main areas we have… Read more »

#G4C18 Festival Regular Priced Passes End Tonight! 📢

  DEADLINE EXTENDED!  Regular rates on festival passes expire tonight   This is your last chance to pick up passes for the Games for Change Festival  before regular ticket pricing ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. EST. Buy a ticket and gain access to the special sessions below. Hurry, spots are limited!   Meet the Funder: Marc Ruppel (NEH)     … Read more »

Announcing the 2018 G4C Awards Nominees 🎮

  Announcing G4C Awards Nominees   Games for Change is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Games for Change Awards! Attend the Games for Change Festival to play these games and find out who will be the winner in each category at the annual G4C awards ceremony.   All nominees are considered for the Awards’… Read more »

Celebrate 15 years of Games for Change! #Happy15thG4C

  Join Us to Celebrate 15 years of Games for Change   Did you know that the very first Games for Change was a half-day event, with a handful of featured games and only 42 attendees? 15 years later, we will spend 3 days celebrating dozens of games and hosting more than 1,000 attendees from… Read more »