After receiving a record-breaking number of games and content submissions, we are extremely excited for the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival—and hope that you are, too!
Early Bird Registration Ends April 1
Register now and save 30 percent. Short on cash right now? Have a look at Paypal’s Bill Me Later option when you register.
Demo Spotlight: Enter by April 17
Have a game for change in development that you want to show to hundreds of designers, funders and festival-goers? Our Demo Spotlight offers developers a chance to give their game-in-progress exposure and gain valuable feedback from experts. If selected, you will receive two complimentary passes to the Games for Change Festival. Submit here. [Update: The submission deadline has passed and the link is no longer active.]
What to Expect at the Festival
Games, Games and More Games
Guest Curators. As part of the Games for Change Festival’s 10th anniversary, we have invited a series of guest curators and are thrilled to announce Babycastles as the first of our prolific guests. If you haven’t heard of this game and art collective that curates, hosts and installs indie games in an arcade setting, then don’t worry — they’ll walk you through a “How to Babycastles” workshop that covers how to construct a Babycastles-style arcade for people of all ages to experience games. In addition to bringing their expertise to the workshop, they will also curate a special hall of fame, containing five games that reflect the theme of the Festival. We’ll be unveiling additional curators in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Commissioned Games. We can’t wait to tell you more about the upcoming games that have been commissioned specifically for the Festival … so we’ll tell you about the one we can talk about right now! Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center is crafting a team-based theater game, tentatively titled Boundaries, that allows more than 100 people to play simultaneously with their smartphones.
Our brand-new Marketplace will bring together publishers, developers and service providers. Attendees will have access to 20 companies working at the forefront of games for change and their latest offerings.
Questions? Contact [email protected] or call 212-242-4922. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!