December 2, 2007

Want a Better World? Build a Better Game! contest

by Mary Flanagan · , 8:54 pm

Want a Better World? Build a Better Game! Social Impact Game Contest 2007
Submissions due January 1, 2008

The Values At Play project is now accepting submissions to its first Social Impact Games Contest! Values At Play is a three year investigation of social values and games. Selected contest entries will be archived and available for public play in the Values at Play Game Library.

Winning games will be archived and promoted by our not-for-profit team. Contest judges will include game designers Katie Salen, Jesper Juul, and Games for Change President Suzanne Seggerman.

The contest is accepting PLAYABLE GAMES ON ANY PLATFORM from Flash to Java to Board Games made by teams or individuals. Students, artists, activists, and all others are welcome to participate.

Submissions can be made to one of three categories:
Social Impact: Design a game using and issue, value, and mechanic from the list on our website

Community is Revolutionary: Pick a controversy currently under debate in your community and address it with a game

Greenwoods: Build a game that explores economic issues such as consumerism inside a fictional big-box retail store

Winners in each category will receive up to 8 Apple iPhones for the team and international recognition in our Games Library, and promotion of their work at the Games for Change 2008 Conference to be held in June 2008 in New York City.

Submissions are due January 1, 2008 at which time judges will begin reviewing entries. Winning games will be archived and promoted by our not-for-profit team. n.

For more information and to submit your game, please visit us at http://www.valuesatplay.org or http://www.bettergamecontest.org.
This is the first of a series of game contests Values At Play will be sponsoring.

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    Social Impact Game Contest 2007 Open For Submissions

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