Fall update: G4C Student Challenge and upcoming events

Our amazing Smart Parks Game Jam participants! 

Happy fall! This is the time of year we get out on the road and partner with other festivals, conferences, and expos around the country. We have a lot planned for this season including G4C Arcades, Moveable Game Jams, workshops, and even a Youth STEM Career Day. See our fall schedule below, and we hope to see you at one (or more!) of these events.


In other G4C news, we are launching the 2nd annual G4C Student Challenge later this week! Based on a successful 2015 pilot in NYC, we are expanding this digital game design competition to Pittsburgh, Dallas and NYC. We are thrilled to be working with a consortium of partners including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Best Buy Foundation, The New York Community Trust/HIVE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Current powered by GE, Mouse, Big Thought, Sprout Fund, Museum of the Moving Image, and Institute of Play! Visit the G4C Student Challenge site to learn more.

Come say hi to us at one of these events!

  • Oct. 7 – Intentional Play Summit (San Francisco): G4C President Susanna Pollack moderates a panel on climate change games.
  • Oct. 13-16 – IndieCade (Los Angeles): We’re honored to join the Gaming for Everyone Pavilion, presented by Intel, at IndieCade!
  • Oct. 15 – Moveable Game Jam (Bronx, NYC): The first in a series of Moveable Game Jams for NYC middle and high school students as part of the G4C Student Challenge. Register for free here.
  • Oct. 19-22 – PopTech (Camden, Maine): We are hosting a G4C Arcade and making a special announcement!
  • Oct. 28-29 – ArtCade (NYC): We curated games to be part of ArtCade’s latest showing in nontraditional and independent video games. 
  • Oct. 29 – Playcrafting Halloween Expo (NYC): Come celebrate NYC-made games for change at Playcrafting’s spooky game expo with trick-or-treat and costumes at Microsoft HQ. Register here.
  • Nov. 2 – Fast Company Innovation Festival (NYC): We host a 1.5-hour workshop and deep dive into the impact-games sector. 
  • Nov. 5 – Moveable Game Jam (NYC): Our second game jam in the series will focus on one of our Challenge themes (Climate Change, Smart Cities, or Local Stories & Immigrant Voices). Stay tuned for details.
  • Nov. 8 – 4th Annual STEM Matters Career Day (NYC): NYC students attend our career workshop about working in the games industry, part of a NYC Department of Education program.
  • Nov. 11-13 – PRACTICE: Game Design in Detail (Brooklyn): We’re thrilled to sponsor and lend support to this great game design conference. More details to come!

We’ll have more to share soon, including our first-ever Kickstarter campaign, an online Charity Auction, and a special book signing event by a G4C alum!

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