Here's Who You'll Meet at the 10th Anniversary G4C Festival

Who’s going to be at the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival? In addition to our phenomenal lineup of speakers and six keynotes, attendees who have registered so far represent a diverse background from game-making, academia, education, film-making, museums, and NGOs and NPOS from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Columbia, England, Israel, and more. One in 10 attendees… Read more »

Jesse Schell Receives 1st 'Game Changer' Award

We’ve seen so many game-changing creators over Games for Change’s 10-year history; we really ought to start giving them awards. … And this year, we are! Jesse Schell is a modern day Da Vinci — an award-winning game designer, CEO of Schell Games (80+ employees), distinguished professor at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

Top 5 Global Game Jam "Bigger Picture" Games Come to G4C Festival

There are thousands of games made each year during the annual event – so many it is impossible to play them all (thank heavens for my grad student Vince who played through this diversifier). This year I was asked by the Games for Change Festival to curate games that highlighted the diversifier, the Bigger Picture,… Read more »

Cooney Center Brings Learning Game Leaders to the G4C Festival

If games and learning is a topic that sets your creativity reeling, then block your calendar for June 17—19th and make your way to New York City for the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has curated a selection of speakers and panel discussion on a wide… Read more »

Discover the Superhero Within You in Wonder City: Q&A With Naomi Clark

Wonder City, the companion game to the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, launched this week with the aim of changing how players visualize power and gender. Just as the documentary examines American pop culture’s attitudes toward powerful women, this online game specifically reaches out to tweens to address the very same… Read more »

Special Student Discount on G4C Festival Tickets: $100 for All Three Days

Q&A With MinecraftEdu Co-Creator, Joel Levin

Giving students the right tools to expand their knowledge and skills in the classroom is critical, and with MinecraftEdu, the immensely popular online game Minecraft has been added to teachers’ lesson plans at more than 1,300 schools across six continents. MinecraftEdu Co-Creator Joel Levin (pictured right) will speak next month at the 10th Anniversary Games… Read more »

Less Than One Month to Register for the G4C Festival!

Regular registration closes June 7, and tickets are going fast. Register now — don’t get left out! With less than one month left in registration, we’re back with more updates on the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival! Last year’s Festival sold out with more than 800 attendees — register now to get your ticket…. Read more »

And the 2013 Games for Change Award Nominees Are …

The 2013 Games for Change Award nominees represent an extremely unique mix of games—from a game with no graphics at all to another that incorporates biofeedback from the player—on platforms from mobile to Facebook. Whether crowd-funded via Kickstarter or IndieGoGo or supported by government grants (from Vienna, Austria or the U.S. Department of Education), finalists… Read more »

Six Gaming Thought Leaders to Keynote the 10th Anniversary G4C Festival

We are very happy to share with you the stellar line-up of keynote speakers for our 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival (June 17-19). Six thought leaders, whose voices and work continue to shape the gaming industry, will reflect on the history and future of games for social change and learning through daily keynotes. In… Read more »