The announcement came at the Louvre in Paris.
Each of the entries was created using Microsoft's XNA Game Studio software. The winners are:
- CityRain from Mother Gaia Studio in Brazil
- Future Flow from Belgium’s Drunk Puppy
- CleanUp from the South Korean team Gomz
Suzanne Seggerman, President and Co-founder of Games for Change, commented:
What’s most exciting about this game contest is that not only are the brightest young people from around the world engaged in creating these new games, they are also laying the foundation for a new genre – socially-responsible video games. And this is where it all begins.
Games for Change bills itself as "the primary non-profit behind the new movement using video games to promote social change." The organization teamed up with Microsoft to offer the game design contest based on environmental themes.