The Student Challenge Competition is Back!

The 5th annual Games for Change Student Challenge competition is now open for submissions, and this time it’s NATIONAL Students across the country have been working hard all year to design digital games focused on social impact themes, and now we want to see them! Through March 31st, middle and high school students across the… Read more »

The 5th Annual G4C Student Challenge Kicks-Off in More Schools Than Ever Before!

Games for Change (G4C) is excited to announce the kick-off of the 5th Annual G4C Student Challenge in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Detroit – and this year we are reaching more schools, teachers and students than ever before!   The Games for Change Student Challenge is a national game design program that… Read more »


  It’s that time of year again! Games for Change is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 G4C Student Challenge Competition. Students across the country have been working hard all year to design and code digital games focused on social impact themes. Starting today through April 1st, students will be able to share… Read more »

2018 G4C Student Challenge: Program, Winners and Award Ceremonies

  Games for Change is thrilled to announce the 28 winners of the 2018 Games for Change Student Challenge and to recognize the partners, organizations, educators and students who contributed to making this year’s program a resounding success.   Competition Results   The 2018 G4C Student Challenge competition yielded nearly 600 games, created by over 1,100… Read more »

What Kids Say About Games, and Can We Listen?

  When designing games, focus groups may playtest and offer feedback to designers. The goal, of course, is to create the most meaningful and fun experience possible for the end users: the players. But what about educational games?   What Kids Say About Games & Can We Listen? was the subject of a panel at… Read more »

The Games for Change Student Challenge Kicks Off in Los Angeles

  At the start of the school year, 22 teachers from 19 LAUSD and affiliated charter schools met at Skylight Studios in Los Angeles to participate in a teacher training for the third annual Games for Change Student Challenge. They learned how to teach game design and coding skills with support from the Games for Change… Read more »

Get your copy of the The Game Jam Guide

  Get your copy of The Game Jam Guide   The Game Jam Guide e-book, which debuted at the Festival, shares over 20 flexible lesson plans and new ideas from experts who led game jams in NYC that were focused on real-world issues.   The guidebook is the culminating work of four Moveable Game Jams, funded… Read more »

Announcing the 2017 G4C Student Challenge winners

Announcing the winners of the 2017 G4C Student Challenge We are pleased to announce the 18 winners of our second annual Games for Change Student Challenge in NYC, Pittsburgh and Dallas! Over 2,000 middle and high school students participated in the 2017-2018 Student Challenge, learning game design in public schools and at local game jams. Students created nearly 400… Read more »

G4C Student Challenge open for submissions

Deadline to submit games is April 1 Games for Change has opened the submission portal for the second annual G4C Student Challenge. Games must be submitted by April 1, 2017. Middle and high school students in Pittsburgh, Dallas and New York City public schools are eligible and encouraged to participate. Games must be about one… 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 »