Games for Learning Summit recap (part 2): Four Key Takeaways

The Games for Learning Summit was hosted on June 23-24, 2016 at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, as part of the 13th annual Games for Change Festival. The Summit was sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association, with additional support from Microsoft. This three-part blog post summarizes the outcomes of the event through an overview of recent progress made… Read more »

Epic Orphan: Blending serious games and learning games

[ This post originally appeared on the Filament Games’ blog ] By: Dan Norton Over the years, I’ve worked on a wide variety of serious games project. My specialty is of course in learning games, and I thought it would be worth talking about the intersections (and contrasts) between learning games and serious games. So let’s… Read more »

Announcing our first Kickstarter:Epic Orphan, a nuclear risk game

One year ago, Epic Orphan won our N Square Game Design Challenge around nuclear weapons. Now, we’re turning to Kickstarter and crowdfunding the creation of this episodic adventure-puzzle game about nuclear weapons to bring this important game for social change to the public. Epic Orphan gives players the chance to join the fight against nuclear weapons… Read more »

Games for Learning Summit recap (part 1): Accomplishments and progress

The Games for Learning Summit was hosted on June 23-24, 2016 at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, as part of the 13th annual Games for Change Festival. The Summit was sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association, with additional support from Microsoft. This three-part blog post summarizes the outcomes of the event through an overview of recent progress made… Read more »

Make games with us at our NYC Student Challenge Moveable Game Jams!

Starting October 15, Games for Change will be hosting a series of four Moveable Game Jams, with support from the HIVE Digital Media Learning Fund, as a part of our G4C Student Challenge in New York City. Inspired by HIVE’s previous Moveable Game Jams with the Museum of the Moving Image a couple years ago,… Read more »

2nd annual G4C Student Challenge launches in NYC, Dallas, and Pittsburgh!

Games for Change (G4C) is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual G4C Student Challenge in NYC, Pittsburgh, and Dallas for the 2016-2017 school year. This year’s programs features three new themes — Local Stories & Immigrant Voices, Climate Change, and Future Communities — along with a new lineup of partners and student… Read more »

Fall update: G4C Student Challenge and upcoming events

Our amazing Smart Parks Game Jam participants!  Happy fall! This is the time of year we get out on the road and partner with other festivals, conferences, and expos around the country. We have a lot planned for this season including G4C Arcades, Moveable Game Jams, workshops, and even a Youth STEM Career Day. See… Read more »

Smart Parks Game Jam and Arcade Recap: G4C's day at the NY Park Exchange

Games for Change hosted in August a game arcade and outdoor game jam, supported by American Express, as part of the National Parks Service Centennial Celebration at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. We had a G4C Arcade where we showcased Save the Park, an iOS game about parks volunteerism that we executive produced in… Read more »