Block'hood

Here are the Games for Change 2016 awards finalists

The nominees for the Games for Change 2016 awards are …

Block'hood

Best Gameplay

Block’hood
A neighborhood-building simulator
Developer: Plethora Project
Platforms: PC, Mac
Price: $10
Themes: Ecology, city planning

Life Is Strange
Episodic adventure game about choice and consequence
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Price: $5 per episode, $20 for complete season
Themes: Teen social pressures, moral vs. personal choices

That Dragon, Cancer
An interactive retelling of a child’s fight against cancer
Developer: Numinous Games
Platforms: PC, Mac
Price: $15
Themes: Memoir, terminal illness, childhood, faith

Syrian Journey

Most Significant Impact

Super Powers Legion (Legião dos Super Poderes)
A game designed to improve eating habits and physical activity in the real world
Developer: PushStart Studio
Platforms: Web
Price: Free
Themes: Nutrition, physical activity, gamification

Syrian Journey
A digital project exploring the exodus from Syria
Developer: BBC
Platforms: Web
Price: Free
Themes: Current events, survival stories

Life Is Strange
Episodic adventure game about choice and consequence
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Price: $5 per episode, $20 for complete season
Themes: Teen social pressures, moral vs. personal choices

Lumino City

Most Innovative

Life Is Strange
Episodic adventure game about choice and consequence
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Price: $5 per episode, $20 for complete season
Themes: Teen social pressures, moral vs. personal choices

That Dragon, Cancer
An interactive retelling of a child’s fight against cancer
Developer: Numinous Games
Platforms: PC, Mac
Price: $15
Themes: Memoir, terminal illness, childhood, faith

Lumino City
A puzzle adventure about renewable energy technologies and self-sufficiency
Developer: State of Play
Platforms: PC, Mac, iOS
Price: $20 (PC, Mac), $5 (iOS)
Themes: Energy conservation, environmental technology

Mission US: "City of Immigrants"

Best Learning Game

Nova’s Evolution Lab
A big picture of evolution, its evidence, and misconceptions
Developer: Nova
Platforms: Web
Price: Free
Themes: Science, evolution

Dragon Box Numbers
Math game that develops number sense in 4-8-year olds
Developer: WeWantToKnow
Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: $8
Themes: Math, numbers

Mission US: “City of Immigrants”
Simulation of life as a teenage immigrant from Russia to America
Developer: Thirteen/WNET
Platforms: Web
Price: Free
Themes: History, economics, culture, society

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