Diverse Voices, New Stories Challenge

Mobile games are the gaming industry’s largest and fastest-growing segment. In an industry that reaches over 3 billion people in every corner of the globe, representation matters. To increase visibility for Android games developed by underrepresented creators — and help players discover great games that highlight diverse characters, unique voices, and untold stories – Games for Change partnered with Google Play to develop the Diverse Voices, New Stories Challenge.

Now in its third year, the newest edition of the program focuses on elevating underrepresented creators and content, and bringing great games with a proven track record to mobile for the first time.

Up to three winners will receive a combined $45,000 ($15,000 per winner), mentorship from mobile studio executives, and marketing opportunities through Games for Change and its global network.

To qualify for the Challenge, developers and games must meet the following requirements:

  1. Games must be created by diverse teams/individuals or feature diverse stories, characters and content.
  2. Games must currently be published on a non-Android platform (such as PC, Console, Switch, etc.) and generate revenue of at least US $10,000 / month.
  3. Game creators must commit to porting their existing games to Android – and have the capacity to publish the Android versions of their games by the end of Q2 2025.

Please review the Challenge Guidelines below for full program details.


Deadline: September 6th, 2024

Questions? Please contact: challenges@gamesforchange.org