Games for Change announced the finalists for the Games for Change Awards, to be presented at 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 bringing game creators and other individuals together to discuss and celebrate the positive social impact of games. Over the years, the festival has played host to speakers ranging from VP Al Gore to retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
The award categories include Most Significant Impact, Most Innovative, Best Gameplay, and Game of the Year. This year's finalist can be found below:
The 2013 Finalists for the Games for Change Awards are:
Blindside, nominated for Most Innovative
Developer: Epicycle / Platform: Mac, PC, iOS
Data Dealer, nominated for Most Significant Impact
Developer: Cuteacute Media OG / Platform: Online browser
Eskom Energy Planner, nominated for Most Significant Impact
Developer: Formula D Interactive / Platform: Online browser
Jewish Time Jump – New York, nominated for Most Innovative
Developer: ConverJent / Platform: iOS
Nevermind, nominated for Most Innovative
Developer: Team Nevermind / Platform: PC
Quandary, nominated for Best Gameplay
Developer: Learning Games Network / Platform: Mac, PC, Web
Reach for the Sun, nominated for Best Gameplay
Developer: Filament Games / Platform: Web
The Republia Times, nominated for Best Gameplay and Most Significant Impact Developer: Lucas Pope / Platform: Web
For a full list of finalists, check out www.gamesforchange.org.