The Games for Change (G4C) Student Challenge is the leading national game design program that combines students’ passion for games with digital learning and civic engagement. The Challenge includes:

  • Professional development in game-based learning for educators across the U.S.
  • School-based game making courses
  • G4C’s Intro to Game Design curriculum
  • Student Game Jams
  • Social impact Themes supported by cause-based partners
  • Annual design competition where students have the chance to win prizes including a $10K scholarship, generously provided by Take-Two Interactive
  • Awards Ceremony in June, celebrating outstanding educators and students

The G4C Student Challenge is the flagship program of G4C Learn, which offers programs and resources encompassing the most impactful and effective tools and strategies for merging learning and education with games, game design, and play.

ARE YOU A STUDENT?

Learn to think like a game designer and create your first game with the G4C Intro to Game Design curriculum! Access tons of great game design tools and resources here 

Students can enter their original games into the national competition in Spring 2023.

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR?

Complete this short form to be notified about upcoming PD opportunities.

Explore G4C’s curricular resources, including the Intro to Game Design: Teacher Guide and the Teacher Resources webpage to learn about the power of games for learning and how you can bring game design into your classroom. 

ARE YOU A PARENT?

Challenge your kids to design and code a video game about important community topics (start here)! They will gain important STEAM and 21st Century Skills and can enter their games in the annual G4C Student Challenge competition for the chance to win prizes, including a $10,000 scholarship.

2022-23 SC Program Timeline

IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS SINCE 2015

A Program and Competition Empowering Students to Make Games About Important Community Issues

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CHALLENGE PARTNERS (2022-2023)

PROGRAM PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
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PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

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THEME PARTNERS

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COMPETITION PARTNERS

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