Organizers of the Games for Change event announced the dates and confirmed speakers for the 10th Annual Games for Change Festival. The special 10th anniversary event will take place over three days from June 17-19th at New World Stages in New York City. The Games for Change Festival is dedicated to giving "serious games" creators a venue to discuss using game technology to make the world a better place.
This year’s festival features new programming partners including: Zynga.org, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, and Tribeca Film Institute. These partners have collaborated with Games for Change to curate the festival’s three-day program. Commemorating a special 10th Anniversary spotlight are guest curators Babycastles, Hide&Seek, and the Global Game Jam and a series of keynote presentations from award-winning game designers Brenda Romero and Jesse Schell, and editor and journalist Leigh Alexander, amongst others.
Other program highlights include the presentation of finalists for the organization’s first large-scale game design competition; the Annual Games for Change Awards; and a special spotlight with Zynga.org highlighting the lessons learned from Games for Change’s executive-produced Facebook game Half the Sky Movement: The Game.
The festival is open to the public and tickets are on sale now online at www.gamesforchange.org.