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The annual Games for Change (G4C) Awards celebrates the year's best games and XR experiences that tackle social impact causes and make a difference. All awards are competitive and games may be submitted to more than one category. The 2022 G4C Award categories include:

  • Most Innovative
  • Best Gameplay
  • Most Significant Impact*
  • Best Learning Game*
  • Best XR for Change Experience
  • Best Student Game*
  • People's Choice Award
  • Game of the Year

*Please note that some categories require supplemental documentation to enter the category. Other restrictions may apply. See details here.


 Submissions Open:  January 10, 2022
 Submissions Close:  February 6, 2022
 Jury Period:  March-May 2022
 Finalists Announcement:  June 2022
 19th Annual G4C Festival:  July 12-15, 2022


A professional jury will review all submissions and recognize four finalists in each category. Each finalist game will be presented as part of the Awards Showcase for Festival attendees to play.

Winners in all categories will be announced on stage at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony. Finalists will be notified in June 2022 and winners will be announced during the Festival's virtual Award Ceremony.

Have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions here or reach out at awards@gamesforchange.org.



Games for Change (G4C) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games and immersive media.

Since 2004, G4C has empowered game creators and innovators to drive real-world change — using games and immersive media to help people learn, improve their communities, and make the world a better place. G4C partners with technology and gaming companies, nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies to run world-class events, public arcades, design challenges, and youth programs. G4C supports a global community of game developers working on using games to tackle real-world challenges, from humanitarian conflicts to climate change and education.