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Play4Change 2024 – Call for Games

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We would like to inform you that:

  • Participation in the Call for Games is open to both published games and new projects or prototypes.
  • We encourage authors to submit multiple proposals, with no restrictions on the type of game. This offers a wonderful opportunity to explore different ideas and creativity.
  • Applications can be submitted in either Italian or English, allowing for wider and more diverse participation.

Our jury, consisting of expert members from various fields, will primarily evaluate the games based on their relevance to the theme of social change.

For unpublished games, the focus will be on originality, while for existing games, we will consider their effectiveness in integrating into projects with a well-defined evaluation phase.

Why do we advocate for change?

Play4change honors initiatives in researching, developing, and utilizing Games for Social Change. These games are recognized as integral to society and culture, adept at imparting ideas and provoking reflection. Projects in Social Change Gaming, while retaining their entertainment value, serve as catalysts for altering attitudes and behaviors toward socially significant themes, including cultural awareness, critical thinking, civic responsibility, social inclusion, multiculturalism, and personal accountability toward vulnerable groups and the environment.

Play4Change is dedicated to showcasing and elevating projects that utilize gaming as a central tool for educational and personal development, focusing not merely on acquiring academic knowledge, but more importantly on cultivating skills to navigate and address the complexities of the world with increased empathy and awareness.

Play4Change celebrates the most innovative game projects that drive social change.

We welcome all game genres.

Participation is open and free for everyone.

Promoters

The 2024 edition of Play4Change is spearheaded by the GAME Science Research Center, in collaboration with Play – Festival del Gioco, the Cultural Association PlayRes, and Game in Lab. This initiative strives to encourage and recognize research, development, and application of Games for Social Change. Supported by GiX, the University of Florence’s Research Center on Games for Social Change, a member of the GSRC, this award presents a renewed opportunity to foster awareness and innovation in the realm of social gaming, thereby making a meaningful and lasting contribution to society.

The Jury

The award’s jury comprises experts from academia, associations, business sectors, and the educational sphere.

Application Process

Interested parties can apply by completing the following form:

https://forms.gle/xaaAWQ971pU2pcSk7

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