Games for Change (G4C) Climate Challenge now is over!
Autodesk, the PoLAR Partnership, and Games for Change has recently lunced an open call for entries for its 2016 video game competition to create a digital game that engages players to understand their role in addressing climate change and to inspire more people to tackle the climate change problem at the local, regional, and global level.
Climate change is no longer a challenge of the distant future: increased coastal flooding, changing precipitation patterns, and record high temperatures are just some of the climate impacts that communities around the world are facing today.
Games can help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving, all of which are crucial elements in the collective impact to solve the climate challenge.
Games should focus on scientifically-grounded climate solutions: preventing carbon emissions, preparing for impacts, and/or promoting public awareness and understanding.
Participants are encouraged, but not explicitly required, to use at least one Autodesk tool (specifically Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Maya LT, or Stingray) in creation of game submission materials. This can include items used to create mockups, wireframes, visual assets, graphical elements, or mechanical mockups to help depict your game concept or gameplay design. Professional game development experience is not necessary.
Game concepts should target audiences with varying levels of game play experience and educate players to take action in the real world. No professional game development experience necessary to submit an entry.
English is the official language of the competition and submissions require a working prototype.
Submissions require a working prototype. Travel accommodations and festival passes will be provided for up to four finalists to give presentations and demos as part of the final jury, live on stage at the Games for Change Festival in NYC this June.
There is no entry fee for this video game competition!
Who can participate? ⇣
The Games for Change (G4C) Climate Challenge game design competition is open to participants across the globe.
This video game competition invites game designers, educators, students, and scientists of all experience levels to propose a game that encourages diverse audiences, including (but not limited to) college students, decision makers, and lifelong learners, to understand and respond to climate change in their everyday lives.
No Entry Fee!