The 9th Annual Games for Change Festival

Games for Change 2012Through case studies, roundtables, lectures and demos, the Games for Change Festival (June 18­-20, NYC) highlights models for collaboration on game development and distribution, bridging the gap between commercial and issue driven games. Featured presentations include game designer and author of Reality is BrokenJane McGonigal, leading researcher, Dr. James Paul GeeValve Software, Navid Khonsari (Grand Theft Auto, Alan Wake), and Chris Bell (WAY, Journey). Highlighting the discussions on Games in Cultural Spaces will be representatives from the TATE, Smithsonian, California Academy of Sciences, and more. New features include the Federal Games Working Group, a day-long track uniting federal agencies working in games with game developers and an evening program, “Agitprop Game Design”, curated by the NYU Game Center. Other features include the Games for Change AwardsDemo Spotlight (for projects in development) and Games for Learning Day, curated by the Games for Learning Institute.

If you register by April 20th, you can take advantage of a 30% early bird discount. Use promo code “cooney” for an additional 10% to save a total of 40% by April 20. (You can still save 10% with the code after April 20.)

To register:

View the program for the festival on the website.