Games for Good
Games for Good leverages game mechanics for social benefit. Games created for this segment of the industry hope to teach, train or simply generate awareness of a topic, an issue or a societal problem, therefore creating change – in thinking, actions or attitudes.
Examples of Games for Good
- Games that teach young people to become globally conscious citizens, contributing their own solutions to social issues
- A game that focuses on the moral challenge of oppression of women around the world, with content designed to teach young women how to unlock their economic power
- A title that helps people form good savings habits, avoiding the pitfall of too many credit cards and debt
- Games that help players think more critically about complex issues like race, religion, nationality, class and culture
Games for Good brings together leaders from non profits, government, corporations, academia and the gaming industry. This game category often provides an entry point for public sector entities new to the field, introducing a new way for these organizations to get their point across.
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