"Games for Change Summit" is the latest addition to Game Developers Conference

On Tuesday, March 6th 2012, Games for Change will be holding a new day-long Summit at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. GDC is the longest running and world’s largest professionals-only game industry event, drawing in over 19,000 attendees annually. Those interested in submitting content to our summit, Games for Change @ GDC,… Read more »

Are there "good" and "bad" games for change?

Earlier this week, a message was sent to our Games for Change Google Group that stirred our community. The seemingly harmless post entitled, “Best Practices for Marketing Games” was a simple inquiry about how to best promote a game that explores careers in the nuclear energy industry. However the opening response sparked a dialogue that moved… Read more »

Meet the players and game that helped fight AIDS in 10 days

Over the past two days, we’ve seen our community share a variety of links on our Twitter, Facebook, and Google Group applauding the efforts of Foldit. This remarkable game and the players who support it were able to solve a 15-year-old puzzle about the AIDS virus in merely 10 days (more than 1 week shy of… Read more »

Interview with Phil Stuart of Preloaded Studios

For the past 11 years, London’s Preloaded has made award-winning games that focus on education, entertainment, and the arts. From online Flash games to casual titles on multiple platforms, Preloaded has worked with various broadcasters, educators and non-profit organizations such as Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Channel 4 Education, Wellcome Trust, Tate, and the Science Museum. Their… Read more »

Games for Change (and more!) at the Social Good Summit on 09/20/11

Now in its second year, Mashable’s Social Good Summit is the place for big ideas to meet new media to create exciting social innovations. We’re happy to announce that we will be taking the stage on Day Two of the Summit together with some leading agents of change. We invite you to join us in… Read more »

Games for Change named a 2011 Tech Awards Laureate by The Tech Museum

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve been named a laureate for the 2011 Tech Awards by The Tech Museum. We are among the 15 global innovators recognized for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards is the premier annual humanitarian awards program in the world, recognizing technical solutions that benefit humanity… Read more »

Alison Norrington talks about the StoryWorld Conference + G4C discount

As more content creators, activists, and story tellers strive to compete for attention, many are experimenting with other media to create broader reach. The need to use “transmedia”, or multi platform story telling, is growing and some exciting developments are happening to meet the demand. On the forefront of exploring this space is Alison Norrington,… Read more »

Register now: MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media + Learning Competition 4

Our friends at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Mozilla and HASTAC, are excited to announce the 4th Digital Media and Learning competition, which will offer up to $2 million in grants for innovations in the use of “Badges for Lifelong Learning“. The event is taking place on Thursday, September 15th at… Read more »

Getting through high school in a year with cloud computing

This post is part of September 2011’s monthly blog theme, “Back to School“. At the 2011 Cloud Gaming Conference, Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, made a bold proclamation, “We’ll be able to teach a full career of high school in less than a year.” Backing up this incredible claim was Bushnell’s plan to create more… Read more »

Playpower: Can a $10 computer change the world?

This post is part of September 2011’s monthly blog theme, “Back to School“. For many, the idea of changing the world through technology conjures up ideas of high-tech gadgets costing billions of dollars to produce and requiring extensive training to use. But a group of hackers, educators, game designers, and 8-bit video game enthusiasts are… Read more »