This year’s Games for Change Awards are coming up fast, and the finalists for the 14th annual show have now been announced.
Games for Change is a non-profit focused on producing and distributing games that have social impacts. From educational tools to statements on humanitarianism, Games for Change sets its sights on games that are making a difference globally.
This year’s categories include best gameplay, most innovative, most significant impact and best learning game. All nominees will be considered for game of the year, but only one will take home the honor. This year’s winners will be announced at the Games for Change Festival in New York on July 31.
This year’s nominees are as follows:
Best Gameplay: Minecraft: Education Edition, Sea Hero Quest and Tracking Ida
Most Innovative: Epistory – Typing Chronicles, Everything and PRY
Most Significant Impact: Liyla and the Shadows of the War, Walden, A Game and Minecraft: Education Edition
Best Learning Game: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, Dragonbox BIG Numbers and At Play in the Cosmos
Be sure to tune in on July 31 for the awards show, as this year’s keynote speakers include Megan Smith (former White House Chief Technology Officer), Gabo Arora (founder and creative director of LightShed), Luke Crane (Kickstarter’s head of games) and Anjali Bhimani (actress/voice of Symmetra, Overwatch).
For more details on the festival and for a full schedule, head on over to the Games for Change website.