Shoot for the Moon: Win $25,000 in a new G4C design challenge


Update: The submission period has ended. Click here to vote for our finalists and be entered to win tickets for the 2015 Festival. (Voting ends April 10.)

G4C will award a prize of up to $25,000, sponsored by the Schusterman Family Foundation, to create a space exploration game that takes players to the final frontier for SpaceIL, as it competes in the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize.

SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization, is working to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon. Through this mission, SpaceIL aspires to create a new “Apollo effect,” inspiring the next generation to think differently about science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM).

The challenge invites game designers to envision an interactive experience that encourages space exploration and at the same time captures comprehensive real-world data that will inform the mission of SpaceIL.

Three finalists will be selected to present their ideas on stage at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival (April 22-24 & 26) with the full attention of attendees, potential funders, and a live jury. The winning design concept will be announced at the festival and in the media. The final game will be featured on the SpaceIL website.

Key Dates

March 14: Submissions due
March 21: Finalists selected and notified
April 23: Finalists present designs and live juried competition at the Games for Change Festival

What Do You Get?

3 Finalists 1 Selected Winner
  • Two complimentary passes to the 2014 Games for Change Festival
  • Complimentary travel and lodging during Festival
  • Recognition on the Games for Change website and Festival communication
  • Opportunity to present design and network with other funders, activists, and designers
  • Up to $25,000 to create a design prototype
  • Mentoring from Games for Change during the pre-production and prototype development process (up to one year)
  • Opportunity to pursue future collaboration with SpaceIL
  • Press and promotion on Games for Change’s website and social media channels


Click here for a complete background, competition guidelines, and criteria, and then submit your game here. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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