Exploring Korea's long-lasting conflict through a game allegory

Daesung-dong village entrance   For half a century Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has been a dividing line that affects millions of people on the peninsula. Explaining its importance to new generations is challenging. But imagine making a video game about it that is both complex and culturally sensitive. Suzanna Samstag Oh was up for the… Read more »

1st Annual Games for Change Latin America Festival, December 8 – 11

On December 8th through the 11th, Games for Change Latin America (English) will be hosting their first annual Latin America Festival (English)! This premiere event in São Paulo, Brazil will feature over 30 hours of content including lectures, presentations, roundtables, forums, workshops and demonstrations of Latin America’s most innovative games for change. This will be… Read more »

Can Food Force and WeTopia change the social gaming industry?

Two ambitious Facebook games from commercial companies were launched into public beta this week. What Food Force and WeTopia have in common is at the heart of the “games for change” movement: a desire to inspire direct action and real-world impact through engaging gameplay. Each follows a very different journey into the marketplace. From Konami… Read more »