Games for Change Climate Challenge 2016 ($USD 10,000 Prize)

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Games for Change Climate Challenge Presented by the PoLAR Partnership and Autodesk
The PoLAR Partnership, Autodesk, and Games for Change (G4C) will award a prize of $10,000 USD to one winner to create a digital game that engages players to understand their role in addressing climate change.

The design challenge invites game designers, educators, students, and scientists of all experience levels to propose a game that encourages diverse audiences to understand and respond to climate change in their everyday lives.


  • Competition is open to participants across the globe.
  • All design studios, independent designers, commercial game studios, scientists, educators, students and the general public are eligible to participate.
  • All submissions must be in English and submitted via an online form for the challenge.
  • Professional game development experience is not necessary to submit.
  • Applicants are encouraged to employ at least one Autodesk tool (specifically Autodesk3ds Max, Maya, Maya LT, or Stingray).


  • Four finalists will receive free travel and accommodations to present to the jury, live , on stage at the Games for Change Festival in NYC June 23-24th, along with festival passes from Games for Change. One winner will receive a $10,000 USD prize to support development of the game.
  • 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



  • May 6: Deadline for submissions
  • May 20: Finalists notified
  • June 23-24: Winner selected on stage by live jury at Games for Change Festival in New York City


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