Full schedule for Games for Change @ GDC released

There’s one month to go before we bring our inaugural daylong summit to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, on March 6. Early bird pricing ends on February 2nd – so take advantage of GDC’s discounted pricing by registering now. For those of you who haven’t registered, allows us to stoke your curiosity… Read more »

"A Closed World": Approaching Gender in Games and Real-life

In 2006, the Singapore government began working with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a partnership to research digital media. One of their core projects was the Singapore-MIT Game Lab, whose goal was to research how the latest game technology, culture, art, history, and business could contribute to Singapore’s gaming industry. For the past… Read more »

9th Annual Games for Change Festival Call for Talks & Presentations – NOW LIVE!

The 9th Annual Games for Change Festival will be taking place on June 18-20, 2012. The call for talks and presentations is now live! The Festival is the largest gaming event in New York City and the only event that facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian… Read more »

“Passing the Ball” of online safety, part two

In early October 2011, the Game Developer Conference Online (GDC Online) debuted a game called Passing the Ball to tackle the topic of online safety for children. Recently we spoke to Gregory Weir, the lead game designer on the project to learn how his design aesthetics helped create the experience of the game. But to learn… Read more »

Kristof: For Journalists, Games are the New Social Media

By Josh Spiro Nothing motivates you to arrive on time like the flush of embarrassment over missing an important event. Just ask Nicholas Kristof. As the first blogger for The New York Times’ website, back in 2003, he played an important role in yanking the Gray Lady into the world of Web 2.0. Yet he… Read more »

Codecademy turns learning to code into a fresh, game-like experience

The face of education is changing (or so we hope!). While kids still learn from text books and instructors, organizations and individuals are working hard to create a paradigm shift. Initiatives like Khan Academy or Skillshare are redefining how and when we choose to learn. But a greater challenge in learning still comes from understanding and utilizing… Read more »