Your top 5 social impact games of the year!

The votes are finally in for your 5 favorite social impact games of 2010! The fight for the top spot was amazingly close but nonetheless, we were excited to see the hundreds of votes that came in to support the latest games in our space. And so without further ado here are the winners:

What are your 5 favorite social impact games of 2010?

Voting will end on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010. Vote on your 5 favorite games and we’ll tally the votes and present them to you next week. This short list comprises your recommendations received via Twitter, the Games for Change Google Group and our Facebook fan page. Now we want the Games for Change community to… Read more »

Interview with Colleen Macklin, director of PETLab

PETLab is not your traditional type of lab. You won’t see any white coats or beakers with brightly colored liquids. What you will find is a handful of dedicated students and teachers, mostly from Parsons The New School of Design, researching game design and interactive media to create engaging learning experiences. Created in 2006 by… Read more »

5 games that break into real life

Recently, a new genre of games (and “gamified” services) has emerged. Though the concept is not new, these new games stand at the core of what Games for Change is all about. Think about it – what if the numerous hours we spend playing online games did more than just score us points, get us… Read more »

The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 is almost here

Can the imagination and creativity of a handful of students tackle some of the world’s biggest problems? Since 2003, The Microsoft Imagine Cup set out to prove to the world that the answer is yes! Starting with less than 1,000 entries in its first year, the competition recently boasted over 325,000 registered students in its… Read more »

Games for Change interviews the team behind Admongo

Technology is becoming cheaper and more ubiquitous every day. This trend allows young people to have more access to it but it also allows advertising agencies to have more access to them. Advertisers know that children from 8 – 12 years old largely influence the purchasing decision of their entire family and that makes them… Read more »