What We Do
Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.
The Games for Change Student Challenge is a game design competition that invites middle and high school students to create digital games about real-world issues impacting their communities. The program includes professional development for teachers, game making courses in public schools and after-school programs, student workshops and game jams, and mentorship by professional game designers. The Challenge culminates with a national competition with awards ceremonies and public exhibitions of student-made games in each participating city. To learn more or participate, visit the Challenge website.
Games for Change’s Public Arcades bring the work of game developers addressing positive social change and learning to new audiences and unexpected contexts. In partnership with cultural institutions, conferences, companies and more, G4C produces interactive arcades that represent the best social impact and learning games in the market today from major developers and independent creators.
G4C partners with organizations seeking support for a range of services involving games and impact. G4C offers strategic workshops, vendor selection, project management and executive production. Collaborating with designers, academics, subject matter experts and researchers alike, G4C provides vision, continuity and support through the duration of the project.
XR for Change is a new year-round initiative powered by Games for Change that seeks to unify developers, storytellers, researchers, technology companies and users to create experiences that have a shared mission to improve people’s lives.