NEW YORK CITY

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

The G4C Student Challenge offers year-round programming and a citywide game design competition for NYC middle and high public school students.  The program takes place in cohort schools across the five boroughs and offers virtual opportunities for all NYC students to learn how to design and code games for social impact.  

The 2021 G4C Student Challenge competition is open now (through April 16th)  for submissions! NYC winners will be recognized in each award category and student(s) on the Grand Prize winning team will receive a $1,000 Scholarship, generously provided by Take-Two Interactive. Download the NYC Competition Guide to learn more and click the below link to get started with your entry form!

HOW NYC 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.

CITYWIDE COMPETITION

Submit your original game to G4C’s annual student game design competition and compete to receive national recognition and win awesome prizes (including a $1,000 Grand Prize Scholarship!). Submit your game today!

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.

CHALLENGE THEMES

This year, NYC 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.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

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CITY PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
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MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN NYC

The 2020-2021 cohort of NYC teachers include 112 middle and high school teachers from all five boroughs, 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.