The Games for Change Awards, which celebrates the year’s best games that tackle social impact causes and make a difference, has come and gone, with several fun, new titles and developers being honored at the annual ceremony in New York.
According to their website, the non-profit Games for Change was founded in 2004 to “empower game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games and immersive media to help people learn, improve their communities, and make the world a better place.”
So without further ado, here is this year’s Game for Change Award winners:
- Game of the Year, Best Narrative — Dot’s Home (Weathered Sweater & Rise-Home Stories Project)
- Most Innovative — The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Falling Squirrel)
- Most Significant Impact — Svoboda 1945: Liberation (Charles Games)
- Best Student Game — There You Are (Funky Dango)
- Best Learning Game — Ava (Team Ava)
- Best XR4C Experience — The Choice (Joanne Popinska)
- G4C People’s Choice Award, Best Health Game — BeatNic Boulevard (skillsgapp)
- Best Civics Game — VOXPOP (Gigantic Mechanic)
- Best Gameplay — Before Your Eyes (GoodbyeWorld Games)
In addition to those listed above, Games for Change also recognized Eve Crevoshay as the 2022 Vanguard Award recipient, Schell Games for the Industry Leadership Award, Child’s Play for the G4C Giving Award, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart/Insomniac Games as the first-ever Accessibility Award winner.