What kinds of games should public media be involved in?

by Silvia Lovato When it comes to kids, the answer is similar to what television programs should public media air: games that engage, educate and delight children, broadening their horizons and helping them discover unlimited possibilities. In today’s digital world, kids are engaging with media content anytime and anywhere, expecting consistent experiences with their favorite characters whether they are watching… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotlight #8 – Richard Tate, Hopelab/Zamzee

We’ve got one more award nominee to shine our spotlight on! Richard Tate is the VP of Communications and Marketing at HopeLab and Zamzee. Zamzee (www.zamzee.com), nominated for Most Innovative Game, is an online rewards platform powered by physical activity. Zamzee is developed by Zamzee and funded by HopeLab and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Late Programming Addition: Funder Roundtables

We are right on the eve of the biggest and most ambitious Games for Change Festival yet, and even still, we are adding great new content to the event. Just announced: Funder Roundtables Here’s more info about this exciting event:

Games for Change is More than a Festival—It’s a Revolution!

by Idit Harel Capteron For the ninth consecutive year, we’ll come together at the G4C Festival next week to envision and learn to build the future of gaming for social good. Games ARE changing the way we entertain, tell stories, interact and communicate—there’s no question about it. Worldwide gaming is bigger than the music industry,… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotlight: Ron Goldman

All this month, we’ve been shining a spotlight on the nominees for this year’s Games for Change Awards. Today’s nominee in the spotlight is Ron Goldman from Kognito. Their game, Family of Heroes is nominated for Most Significant Impact at this year’s festival. Family of Heroes (www.familyofheroes.com) is a role-playing game that trains families of returning veterans. This training includes skills to… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotligth: Phil Stuart

Registration for the Games for Change Festival ends tomorrow! Before we tell you about our next amazing nominee, be sure to register no so you’re not sold out! https://gamesforchange.org/festival2012/attend/ [Update: Registration has closed and the link is no longer active.] Today’s nominee in the spotlight is Phil Stuart from Preloaded, a developer based in the UK. Their game,… Read more »

The 100 Games Everyone Should Play – SUBMIT/VOTE BY JUNE 20

The most knowledgeable game experts and players from around the globe have been challenged to curate “The 100.” Games for Change has teamed up with ESI Design, one of the world’s foremost experience design firms, to tap into the collective wisdom of the global gaming community to pick the top games everyone should play. The results… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotlight: Chris Bell, with Paulwei Wang

Tickets for the Games for Change Festival end tomorrow. Act now and get yours before they’re gone: https://gamesforchange.org/festival2012/attend/ Update: The registration period has closed and the link is no longer active. Last week we told you about a special cultural program for two of our Games for Change 2012 Awards nominees taking place today at the World… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotlight: Dae Chan Im

It’s getting down to the wire for the 9th Annual Games for Change Festival. Get your ticket before they’re all gone: https://gamesforchange.org/festival2012/attend/ Update: The registration period has passed and the link is no longer active. All this month, we’re chatting with the nominees for this year’s Games for Change Awards. This time, it’s time to talk with… Read more »

Awards Nominee Spotlight: Jenny Nicholson

With only a few short weeks left, we hope you’re as excited for the Games for Change Festival as we are! Continuing the conversation with some of our Games for Change Awards nominees, today we speak with Jenny Nicholson from innovative design agency, McKinney. Their game SPENT is nominated for Most Significant Impact at this year’s… Read more »