Creating History with HistoryMaker VR

This is a guest blog post written by Dwayne Waite, Jr., Marketing Manager at Schell Games   Using innovative technology like virtual reality (VR) in classrooms is an exciting prospect. The fact that virtual reality can help students feel, empathize, and connect with material and concepts should give educators pause to consider how they can… Read more »

XR for Change Talk and Play: XR for Mental Health

  Thank you to everyone who joined our Talk and Play on XR for Mental Health. For the first time, our Talk and Play session was hosted virtually and made open to an international audience. The move to a virtual format proved to be hugely successful as this Talk and Play saw the highest number… Read more »

Program Announcement: XR for Change Fellowship

  Games for Change (G4C) seeks one Fellow to participate in our XR for Change initiative and gain essential knowledge and experience to position them for careers in the immersive media, technology, and social impact sector. (XR stands for “extended realities” and spans the rapidly growing field of immersive technology including virtual, augmented, and mixed… Read more »

From the XR4C Fellow: First G4C Festival

By nature of the medium, extended reality (XR) content is all about perspective. People’s perspectives change when they experience circumstances firsthand, and through XR systems we can embrace a different method of storytelling to gain new insights, expand on acquired knowledge, and better understand others. XR as a medium continues to rapidly advance, and content… Read more »

At a Glance: G4C19 Festival & XR4C Summit

  Thank you to all who attended our 16th annual Games for Change Festival this past month!   It was an incredible week and we are so thankful to everyone who joined us including the amazing speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and of course all the attendees!  So many industry icons, developers, creators, professionals, and change agents came together… Read more »

Games for Change in Bahrain: Developing an XR Arcade for SDGs

  Games for Change curated a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) focused XR Arcade in Bahrain last week at the 2018 Youthfull Festival. The conference was organized by the Bahrain Ministry of Youth & Sport Affairs, and was held October 21-25, 2018. Attendees included youth leaders from across the world working to promote… Read more »

Recap of G4C18 Festival and XR4C Summit

  15 years celebrating the impact of games!   It’s a wrap! This year’s 15th annual Games for Change Festival was a major success! We hosted over 1000 attendees with many of them coming from countries around the world. The 3 day event kicked off with the proclamation from Mayor Bill DeBlasio that Thursday, June… Read more »

How Games and VR Frame Refugee Issues

Carne y Arena – Alejandro González Iñárritu © Legendary   Darfur is Dying and Food Force   In 2006, I visited the G4C Festival for the first time. In a break-out session, I initiated a conversation on games as a documentary medium. Drawing from the poetics of documentary, we discussed how docu-games mix ‘documenting’ and… Read more »

⏰ 1 Week Left to Purchase Tickets for #G4C18 ⏰

  The Games for Change Festival is only 1 week away! Register now to snag the last few spots in reserved sessions and a ticket to AU & HEVGA’s networking happy hour.  Join AU & HEVGA’s Happy Hour Receive an invitation to join #G4C18’s Happy Hour with American University Game Lab, Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) and… Read more »

XR4C – A Curator’s Perspective + Free Membership To Virtual World Society

  XR for Change – A curator’s perspective   The XR for Change Summit is less than two weeks away and we could not be more excited about it. While curating speakers for the Summit my goal was to explore how immersive technologies are being used to address real-world challenges, create empathy and drive social… Read more »