It’s Game On for the @GamesforChange Student Challenge!
Students in NYC, Pittsburgh, and Dallas can now submit games that they’ve made to the 2017 @GamesforChange Student Challenge. Make a digital game about immigrant stories, climate change or future communities for the chance to win prizes from Ubisoft and civic partners. For eligibility info and game-making resources, visit the program website: gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge.
What is Games for Change?
Games for Change is a national game design competition that invites students to create and submit games about issues impacting their communities. Over 1,500 students are participating across all three cities. The Challenge program is run by G4C in partnership with Big Thought in Dallas and The Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh, with support from Best Buy Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and The New York Community Trust. The program started in NYC in 2015 in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education.
The competition is open to all middle and high school students in NYC, Pittsburgh and Dallas/North Texas public schools. Students can work as individuals or in teams of up to four. Games must be playable on web browser (i.e., Scratch, Unity, Gamestar Mechanic).
How Will the Games be Judged?
Games will be judged by a blue-ribbon jury for game play, creativity and use of theme. An awards ceremony and exhibition of student games will be hosted in each city in June 2017. G4C is assessing students’ improvement in core 21st-century skills during the game design process, in partnership with Institute of Play.
Where Can Games be Submitted?
Students can now submit a game they made by April 1, 2017 here: http://bit.ly/g4cportal. Good luck to all who decide to participate!