#Coding - Faith / Catholicism Resources
In recent years, there has been an influx of games centered on social and political issues from sexism to racism to the refugee crisis. In one of the latest, you rescue animals in a slaughterhouse.
Games For Change curates digital and non-digital games that engage contemporary social issues in a meaningful way. The list below contains over 175 games from the Games for Change Community including past G4C Awards nominees and winners. Some games are free to play and others have fees that can be paid on external sites.
The games, which were developed in 2015 by 13 Chicago teenagers, include selections such as "Can You Serve and Protect?" and "Growing Up Black in Chicago."
The Plug-In Studio: collaborations in art + technology. The Street Arcade games were created through a collaboration between 13 teen artists and Plug-In Studio co-founders Steve Ciampaglia and Kerry Richardson. The games were originally intended to be played at the Street Arcade event, where the teen artists directly engaged community members in discussions about the issues. Buy you can play them online--click on the icons below to load a game in your browser. Learn more about the project here.
Dr. Jackson's project is an excellent example of 21st-century learning in action by integrating a real world project that promotes collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Her year-long doctoral research project on Arcade Our Way (AoW) included inter-generational participants: 15 Grade 7 students from The Linden School, Beth Alexander, their teacher, as well as five undergraduate students from Concordia and McGill University, and the CEO of a small gaming company in Montréal.