Games for Change and Endless are thrilled to present a new design challenge for professional game creators: the STEM Your Game Challenge! With the onset of COVID-19, and transition to remote and hybrid learning models, the educational landscape is rapidly changing. Educators and parents are recognizing a need to find digital tools to reach young people and keep them both motivated and engaged. In response to this growing need – and to help youth become inquisitive and informed citizens in this complex, technology-driven world, we are challenging game developers to help make STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning fun!
The STEM Your Game Challenge invites professional game creators to submit existing (or beta-level) ‘entertainment-first’ games and a proposal for how the game could be redeveloped for STEM learning purposes. Through a rigorous evaluation process, 1-3 finalist(s) will be selected to receive up to $150,000 in funding and participate in a 5-month development period, during which they will retool their existing game in consultation w/ a team of cross-sector learning experts. At the conclusion of the development period, finalist(s) will publish their STEM game and have the opportunity to take advantage of marketing opportunities, including participating in the STEM Your Game Arcade showcase at the 2021 Games for Change Festival (Summer 2021).
The competition is open to all game developers and is limited to digital games ONLY (no VR submissions please). Registration opens today and the submission form will remain open through December 1, 2020.
Submit here: bit.ly/STEMYourGame
Deadline: Dec, 1 2020