AWARDS 2017 STUDENT CHALLENGE

Students created nearly 400 digital games about three topics: Climate Change (with NOAA), Future Communities (with Current by GE), and Local Stories & Immigrant Voices (with National Endowment for the Humanities). The winning games share the hardships of immigration to the United States, teach strategies for building a greener city to combat climate change, explore the future of transportation infrastructure, and much more.

Winners and finalists were presented with career-oriented prizes from Ubisoft and theme partners at awards ceremonies in each city in June. Winning students will have their games showcased at the Games for Change Festival Marketplace and join a special lunch with Ubisoft game developers.

The Student Challenge was led by G4C in partnership with the Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh and the Big Thought in Dallas, national curriculum partner Mouse, and Institute of Play. Program supporters include the National Endowment of the Humanities, Best Buy Foundation, Hive NYC, and Take-Two Interactive.

NYC

Future Communities:
Climate Change:
Green Hero

Green Hero

High School...

Climate Controller

Climate Controller

Middle School...

Local Stories and Immigrant Voices:

DALLAS

Future Communities:
Climate Change:
Arctic Journey

Arctic Journey

High School...

Climate Change Quiz

Climate Change Quiz

Middle School...

Local Stories and Immigrant Voices:
New Home

New Home

High School...

Immigration Simulator

Immigration Simulator

Middle School...

PITTSBURGH

Future Communities:
Project FC

Project FC

High School...

City Sim

City Sim

Middle School...

Climate Change:
A Changing World

A Changing World

High School...

Local Stories and Immigrant Voices:

2017 CHALLENGE OUTCOMES

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2017–2018 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.