Which games will take home the win?
Games for Change, the nonprofit champion of games and immersive media that foster social impact, unveiled today the finalists for its 2023 Games for Change Awards. For the first time since 2019, the Games for Change Awards ceremony will be in-person. The ceremony will be part of the organization’s 20th Annual Festival at 7:00 pm EDT on July 19, 2023.
Best Narrative Game - Recognizes games that use character, narrative, and interactivity to tell thematic and powerful stories about social impact causes.
Gerda: A Flame In Winter - Bird Island (ex-PortaPlay) Endling - Extinction is Forever - Herobeat Studios South of the Circle - State of Play Valiant Hearts: Coming Home - Ubisoft
Most Significant Impact - Recognizes games that raise awareness and/or foster meaningful change within prevailing and present social issues.
Gerda: A Flame In Winter - Bird Island (ex-PortaPlay) Endling - Extinction is Forever - Herobeat Studios Go Nisha Go - Howard Delafield International, LLP Space for the Unbound - Mojiken Studio
Best Gameplay - Recognizes games designed with highly compelling and polished mechanics that reinforce the intended impact of the game through engaging gameplay.
The Wandering Village - Stray Fawn Studio I Was a Teenage Exocolonist - Northway Games SEASON: A letter to the future - Scavengers Studio Beecarbonize - Charles Games
If you’d like to see the full list of categories and finalists for the 2023 Games for Change Awards, you can find them here.