Games for change

Transformative power of games


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About the project Edit

Founded in 2004, Games for Change (G4C) is a non-profit which seeks to harness the extraordinary power of video games to address the most pressing issues of our day, including poverty, education, human rights, global conflict and climate change. G4C acts as a voice for the transformative power of games, bringing together organizations and individuals from the nonprofit sector, government, journalism, academia, industry and the arts, to grow the sector and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and resources. Through this work, Games for Change promotes new kinds of games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and tolerant society.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Games for Change is the primary community of practice and international nexus for those interested in making digital games about the most pressing issues of our day—from race to poverty to the environment. Members represent hundreds of organizations and include partners in the games industry, academia, nonprofit sector, local and state governments, foundations, the United Nations, and the arts.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Games for Change acts as a knowledge base and resource hub to help organizations network and develop video game projects beyond their traditional expertise, and provides special assistance to foundations and nonprofits entering the field.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Games for Change is often considered a branch of serious games focused on social issues and social change.

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