Anna Anthropy: Games should share an idea, not rob us of time and money

A guest post by Josh Spiro “All professions are conspiracies against the laity,” according to the playwright George Bernard Shaw. But it would be interesting to see Shaw have a chance to re-evaluate his stance in light of the numerous digital technologies that put professional-grade tools for making movies, music, and visual art at the… Read more »

Games for Change @ Council on Foundations’ Conference, April 29 and 30

At the invitation of Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Games for Change is part of the curatorial team introducing a new theme around games that will run throughout the Annual Conference of the Council on Foundations. CoF is a national non-profit, membership association whose… Read more »

Seeking Game Projects in Development, Deadline to Submit to Demo Spotlight – 4/6

The Game Demo Spotlight returns to the 9th Annual Games for Change Festival and applications are now live! Criteria and application here. [Update: The deadline to apply has passed and the link is no longer active.] The deadline to submit for the Game Demo Spotlight is Friday, April 6 at 11:59 PM EST. Up to… Read more »

Games for Change @ GDC 12 wrap up

For the first time ever, Games for Change took an active part in the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco (a record attendance of 22,500 this year!). On Tuesday, March 6th, we curated a daylong summit bringing together some of the best game designers, developers, thinkers, researchers, and advocates for our space. The… Read more »

Heifer International Game-on Summit

A couple of weeks ago, as part of our Lab services, Games for Change led a full day hands on game workshop for Heifer International. Heifer, whose mission is to end world hunger through a livestock gifting program, education and hands on training, contacted us to help their new gaming efforts around this cause. The daylong program… Read more »

Games for Change @ GDC, links to follow

After the first great day of Summits at the Game Developers Conference (March 5 – 9 in San Francisco) we wanted to give you an opportunity to follow along with our own day long event, the Games for Change @ GDC Summit. For those unable to attend on Tuesday, March 6, we’ll be live updating on social media… Read more »