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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.
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.
A Program and Competition Empowering Students to Make Games About Important Community Issues
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this opportunity for kids! Thank you so much. Students love it, parents love it and I love how well everything is executed. Many many thanks.”
“I love the program. I believe this allows kids to see the beauty of using technology in the most positive and creative way.”
“This program provides opportunities and directions for students to learn and create meaningful games that relate to major problems in our society. It is very important for students to understand that computer games are not just for entertainment and they can help to contribute to their society.”
“I am very grateful for this opportunity. The events, as well as the themes were very fun and inspiring. I believe that students were challenged to think differently and to use tech and video games positively in ways they never imagined before. Thank you for all the hard work you put into such a new program! I am looking forward to participating again next year.”
“This is a very valuable program that allowed me to raise student engagement, especially during remote learning.”
“Designing Impact Games are an awesome experience for Middle School students and opens up their eyes & expands their horizons to a bigger world out there where they can make a difference & bring awareness to a global crisis through game development. To participate in this during an actual global crisis, with the pandemic at hand, is as relevant as you can get!”