The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Design Special Interest Group recently held a Mentor “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” with Game Writers in conjunction with the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Teachers and students throughout the United States contributed questions about the process of writing original video games. The expert panel moderated by Felix Wilhelmy featured: Sheri […]
Games for Change Prize
The 2017 Challenge is offering a new prize category to encourage middle and high school students to make games with real-world impact!
The Games for Change Prize is open to any playable game submission that tackles a social issue, whether through game play or subject matter. This prize is supported by Games for Change (G4C), the leading organization promoting games for social good.
Each winner of the Games for Change Prize will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as exposure on the STEM Challenge and G4C websites, mentoring from game industry professionals, and access to an online community of peers.
If you want your playable game to be considered for the Games for Change Prize, you will need to answer the question — What is the social impact of your game? — as part of the STEM Challenge online submission process. View the Challenge Rules to learn more
Pittsburgh, NYC and Dallas Students: Submit to the G4C Student Challenge too!
G4C also runs a youth game design competition — the G4C Student Challenge — in New York City, Dallas and Pittsburgh for students in grades 6-12. If you live in these three cities, you are eligible to submit games to both the National STEM Video Game Challenge and G4C Student Challenge through their respective websites!
The deadline for the G4C Challenge is April 1, 2017. Games must be about one of the three themes — Climate Change, Local Stories & Immigrant Voices, and Future Communities — and playable on a web browser. For more information on how to participate, visit: www.gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/submit.