ATLANTA

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

The G4C Student Challenge offers year-round programming and a citywide game design competition for middle/high school students from public and charter schools in Atlanta and the greater metro area. The program takes place in cohort schools throughout the city and offers virtual opportunities for all Atlanta students to learn how to design and code games for social impact.  In Spring 2021, students can submit their original games to the Challenge competition for the chance to win awesome prizes, including a $1,000 Grand Prize Scholarship!

HOW ATLANTA STUDENTS PARTICIPATE

GAME DESIGN RESOURCES

Learn how to design and code games for social impact with G4C’s new student curriculum; move at your own pace and explore tons of free game design tools and industry resources along the way. See here.

STUDENT GAME JAMS

Hone your game design skills at one of our upcoming student game jams! Game Jams are 1/2 day events during which you work with pro game designers and learn from theme content experts. Register here.

CITYWIDE COMPETITION

Submit your original game to G4C’s annual student game design competition and compete to win awesome prizes and national recognition; submissions open on Feb 1, 2021. Learn more here.

CHALLENGE THEMES

This year, Atlanta students are challenged to create digital games that address one of the below social impact themes. Visit the theme pages to explore the topics, play games and conduct research to inspire your own game!

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Games that explore the interconnected relationship between humans, animals and the environment.

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Games that celebrate diversity and teach people to uplift marginalized voices.

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Games that elevate self-care, social connection and community support.

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

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CITY PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
GENERAL MOTORS

MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN ATLANTA

The 2020-2021 cohort of Atlanta teachers include 58 middle and high school educators who teach in-school impact game design courses as part of the Challenge.

INTERESTED IN BRINGING THE G4C STUDENT CHALLENGE TO YOUR SCHOOL?

Educators who are interested in receiving professional development in game-based learning can complete this short form and we will notify you about upcoming teacher training opportunities.