Games For Learning Summit Recap (part 3): The Way Forward

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 Nuclear Weapons Dossier: France

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: Russia

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: USA

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: North Korea

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Supporting the G4C Community

Dear G4C Community, In light of the recent election, we want to shine light on the inspiring work of our community, using games to make a positive impact on the world! G4C is committed to inclusivity and tolerance, and will continue to promote games on political issues, empathy and diversity. Games can be a powerful tool… Read more »

Meet the developer of nuclear risk game Epic Orphan: Q&A with Filament Games' Dan Norton

  “In games for awareness, you’re relying on the game first and foremost as an engagement tool. That doesn’t mean it should be vapid or trivial, but that your first goal is to make the gameplay interesting and sticky, so that the issue’s context and importance can be established and reinforced.” – COO of Filament… Read more »

Why we’re getting serious about nuclear weapons with Epic Orphan

Why are we focusing our current game project on nuclear weapons? Aren’t those not really an issue since the Cold War ended? North Korea’s missiles can’t even reach other countries, right? In short, no! Upon partnering with the N Square initiative, we learned how pervasive the nuclear threat is, from the 11,800 nuclear weapons around… Read more »

The Second G4C Student Challenge Kicks off with Professional Teacher Development Across Three Cities

Last month, nearly 70 teachers in in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Dallas joined our second annual teacher training as part of the national G4C Student Challenge and learned how to teach a game design course in their classrooms, using curriculum from our partners Mouse and Institute of Play. Our cohorts included librarians, teachers of… Read more »

Meet the creator of nuclear risk game Epic Orphan: Q&A with Yvette Chin

  “I hope I give players a sense of how pervasive these potential sources of nuclear risk are. They’re in everyday places and everyday objects. This extends beyond national borders and makes us all connected in ways we may not care to accept.” – Epic Orphan creator Yvette Chin   Last month, we launched our… Read more »