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Deadline Extension to April 12 for Student Challenge Submissions

by Stephanie Lato

NYC, Dallas and Pittsburgh students participating in the second annual Games for Change Student Challenge now have until April 12th at 11:59pm EST to submit games!

Games will be judged by a blue-ribbon jury of industry leaders and theme experts in climate change, smart cities, history and storytelling, and winners will be selected in May. Winning students from each city will be awarded prizes provided by Ubisoft, and one Grand Prize game from each city will be honored at the 14th annual G4C Festival (July 31–August 1, 2017).     

A few reminders before you submit:

  • The Challenge is open to public school students in NYC, Dallas and Pittsburgh ONLY.
  • The game must be about one of this year’s three themes: Future Communities, Climate Change, or Local Stories & Immigrant Voices. Learn more about the themes on the website: www.gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/
  • The game must be playable on a web browser (double check that the link to your game works). We welcome games made in Scratch, Unity, Gamestar Mechanic and more.
  • Students can work in teams of up to four, and can submit one game per theme (for a total of three games per student).

Submit your game here by April 12th: http://bit.ly/g4cportal.

For any questions regarding the Challenge guidelines or eligibility, visit the Challenge website or email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.

Good luck!