Games for Change Festival Returns to NYC in April 2014, Featuring New Events for Game Devs

on December 23, 2013 7:23 AM

Games are always meant to provide fun and an immersive entertainment experience, but of course we shouldn’t forget how they can also promote artistry, innovation, and most of all, change. Luckily, the annual Games for Change festival is coming back next year to remind us of that.

The Games for Change Festival, an annual event in New York City that gathers developers and gaming industry professionals, is officially set to return to NYC next year from April 22-24 in the Skirball Center at New York University. Aside from its celebration of the positive effects of gaming artistically and socially, the festival also serves as a great chance for industry professionals to network and discuss upcoming games and projects.

In particular, this year’s festival will also be offering a few new events for the festival weekend, including a chance for game developers to pitch their ideas to potential funders for their projects, various panels and speaking opportunities, game awards/presentations, as well as a new “outdoor arcade” in Manhattan.

The 11th Annual Games for Change Festival is set to return to New York City from April 22-24: stay tuned for details as it gets close to the festival weekend.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.