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

The 2021-2022 G4C Student Challenge includes professional development in game-based learning for cohorts of teachers, in-school and after-school game-making courses, student game jams and workshops, mentorship from games industry professionals, and social impact Themes with digital resources provided by cause-based partners. The Challenge culminates in a national game design competition through which students can submit their original work for the chance to win prizes, including a $10,000 scholarship, generously provided by Take-Two Interactive. Winners are announced live during an Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year.

Program participation is available nationally to all middle/high schools in the U.S., and includes a special focus on the Challenge Cities of New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.

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 – and register for a Spring G4C Game Jam or workshop on the Events Pg.

Students can enter their original games into the national competition in Spring 2022.

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.

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IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS SINCE 2015

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

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CHALLENGE PARTNERS (2021-2022)

PROGRAM PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
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PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

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NYC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
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Riot Games
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THEME PARTNERS

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NewGeorgiaProject
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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