Game Dev Toolkit Helps Non-profits Tackle Social Issues via Games

As we saw in 2008 with Breakthrough’s immigration rights-themed I.C.E.D!, non-profits are increasingly turning to game tech to reach a wider – and younger – audience.

Along that line Ars Technica reports that Games for Change has released a toolkit designed to help non-profits tap learn how to tap into issue-oriented games of their own.

The Games for Change Toolkit is primarily a Flash-based presentation containing video, reference material, and links to demonstration games that cover various aspects of game design, from the initial concept to production and distribution. While an actual [software development kit] may not be involved, the toolkit introduces nonprofit organizations to both the broad potential and finer details of bringing an issue-conscious game into reality…

The Toolkit covers seven primary topics and introduces each with a video snippet of their relative presenter’s speech: Urge, Concept, Design, Production, Distribution, Evaluation, and Case Study…

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