Games for Change in Bahrain: Developing an XR Arcade for SDGs

  Games for Change curated a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) focused XR Arcade in Bahrain last week at the 2018 Youthfull Festival. The conference was organized by the Bahrain Ministry of Youth & Sport Affairs, and was held October 21-25, 2018. Attendees included youth leaders from across the world working to promote… 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 »

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 »

⏰ 1 Week Left to Purchase Tickets for #G4C18 ⏰

  The Games for Change Festival is only 1 week away! Register now to snag the last few spots in reserved sessions and a ticket to AU & HEVGA’s networking happy hour.  Join AU & HEVGA’s Happy Hour Receive an invitation to join #G4C18’s Happy Hour with American University Game Lab, Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) and… 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 »

Sign Up to the #G4C18 Festival Mentor Lounge 📝

  Get Inspired by Great Speakers and Mentors at #G4C18   The presenters at #G4C18 are not only leaders in the field of games for good — they are also captivating, accomplished speakers. Check out the sample clips below to watch a few of this year’s speakers in action, and join us at the Festival… Read more »

#Happy15thG4C

  The very first Games for Change was a half-day event, with a handful of featured games and only 42 attendees.  Fifteen years later, we will spend 3 days celebrating dozens of games and hosting more than 1,000 attendees from academia, government, media & technology, nonprofits, health, social & civic organizations, and the games industry. This… Read more »

Take On Game Development Challenges at #G4C18!

  Tackle Development Challenges at the 2018 Games for Change Festival Whether your development portfolio consists of one game or one hundred, the sessions at #G4C18 are designed to help solve your top challenges. Highlights include: Developing Kid-Friendly Online Communities: Katie Salen (University of California, Irvine) will explore a play-based approach to raising socially and… Read more »

#G4C18 Festival Program: Children’s Media Highlights

  Join fellow content creators, educators and researchers at the Games for Change Festival to explore current media trends and opportunities for innovation.  Panel, talks and workshops at #G4C18 include: -Mimi Ito (University of California Irvine) will share her perspectives on children’s changing relationships to media and communications -Kristin Cook (Sesame Workshop) will describe how… Read more »