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Media Kit

Media images for download:

• 9th Annual Games for Change Brand image
• Games for Change Organization logo
• Games for Change Award Nominee logo
• Opening and Closing Keynotes:

Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager, Maxis Label (Electronic Arts)
Nolan Bushnell, father of the video game industry & Atari Corporation founder
Michael Gallagher, President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Jane McGonigal, Author of the New York Times Best-Seller Reality Is Broken and Chief Creative Officer for SuperBetter Labs
Dr. James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University, and a member of the National Academy of Education

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Media Contacts

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Press Releases

The Festival in the News

Here is What some news publications are saying about us:

  • Creating Addictive Games That Actually Do Good

    “We’re taking games to the public. So, during our annual festival in New York, we not only cater to the designers, engineers, and gaming companies, but also to the public. It’s a place to network, to learn about each other’s work, and see what’s going on in the field. But, we also take it to the streets—literally. For example, this year, we launched a new mobile game called Commons in Lower Manhattan in June. Its designed to let New Yorkers communicate with each other on problems that they come across in the city.”

  • Impact of games on engaged communities illustrated, presented at Games 4 Change

    If you’re interested in how games can bring people together, take a look at the new data visualization illustrating the first 1,047 players of Macon Money, an award-winning, Knight Foundation-sponsored game in Macon, Ga. Dots on the map fill the screen, showing how people from across Macon found each other as part of the game, and together spent their “Macon Money” at local businesses.

    Earlier this week at the Games For Change festival, a Knight Foundation team presented the visualization and a preliminary look at the game’s impact. The presentation is available on Slide Share.


    At the eighth annual Games for Change conference, Earth is being destroyed, but not as it is in commercial, more mainstream video games in which planetary demise usually comes at the hands of aliens. Games for Change presents games in which the planet is being destroyed in exactly the same way humans are destroying it in real life: via pollution, fossil fuels and just generally bad choices.

  • Farmville: The Next Big Opportunity for Business, CSR and HR

    The festival schedule has something for everyone including game demos, a keynote by former Vice President Al Gore, panels on how games can be used to resuscitate the news gathering process, philanthropic initiatives, and the role of gaming in educational awareness and cause marketing.