Budget Hero, a game about debt we should play

President Obama stated in his Debt Crisis Address that playing with our budget is a “dangerous game” we should not be playing. Hopefully this blog post will encourage Americans to play this “game for change” instead. It’s always been an uphill battle for those creating games with learning objectives. The developers of these titles must… Read more »

Supreme Freedom: A conversation with Rich Taylor of the ESA

June 27, 2011 marked a historic day for the gaming industry, as the US Supreme Court declared that video games share the same First Amendment Rights to free speech of other popular forms of media, like books, music and movies. This has been a hot button issue in California since 2005 when Governor Schwarzenegger signed… Read more »

The MacArthur Foundation shines the spotlight on Games for Change

A few weeks ago, Games for Change Co-Presidents Asi Burak and Michelle Byrd spoke with the The MacArthur Foundation’s Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning blog to discuss the future of social impact games and their integration in and outside the classroom. The interview covers topics from how digital games and social change work together,… Read more »

Games for Change Festival 2011: Most popular talks

Today, we’re happy to share the full videos of some of the 8th Annual Games for Change Festival’s most talked about keynotes and presentations. Below you’ll find videos from world renowned game designer Jesse Schell, Valve Software’s Gabe Newell, to Sheryl WuDunn’s conversation with Laura Pincus Hartman from Zynga.org and Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski from the… Read more »