Founded in 2004, Games for Change is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games and immersive media. We convene industry experts through our annual Games for Change Festival, inspire youth to explore civic issues and STEAM skills through our Student Challenge, and showcase leading impact-focused games and immersive experiences through live Arcades for the public. In addition, G4C incubates and amplifies new projects through thought-leadership, cross-sector consulting, executive production and direct funding through the G4C Accelerator.

XR for Change Initiative

XR for Change is a year-round initiative which strives to develop a community of practice for use of immersive media to address real-world challenges and drive social change. Initiative events like the XR4C Summit showcase premier projects and foster cross-sector collaboration.


The G4C Student Challenge invites middle and high school students to create digital games about real-world issues. Since its inception, the program has reached 16,000 students and 343 educators, resulting in the creation of nearly 2,000 original games.

Games for Change Accelerator

Games for Change Accelerator empowers social impact games, esports, and XR development through funding, mentoring, go-to market planning, on-going business development, and continuous support. Applications for our first cohort are now closed; announcements coming soon.

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