Games for Change 2020: We’re going (remotely)!


Games for Change 2020

G4C is excited to announce that the 17th annual Games For Change Festival will be virtual! For the first time, registration will be free to all participants – drawing a global audience to explore how video games and immersive media foster resilience, connectedness, and well-being. 

That being said…

We are excited to announce that Maria Burns Ortiz will be presenting our games at Games for Change Virtual Festival 2020!

You Are Here: Empowering Underrepresented Youth Through Game Design

Date | Time
Wed July 15, 2020 | 11:50 AM – 12:10 PM

Register online to see her in action!

Imagine never seeing anyone like you in the curriculum you’re taught or games you play. From inner-city to rural communities, this is a reality for too many youth. Game design can be a powerful tool in engaging underserved students in shaping their narrative. Using real-world examples – from Caribbean islands to Native American reservations – this session explores how game design can help students find new approaches to how their stories are told and amplified.

CEO & Co-founder of 7 Generation Games

Maria Burns Ortiz is CEO and co-founder of 7 Generation Games, which makes immersive educational video games and interactive apps aimed at closing the math gap in underserved communities.
Taking 7 Generation Games from concept to award-winning company, she oversees all creative aspects of game development.

Burns Ortiz is a New York Times best-selling author and teaching artist at Minneapolis’ Loft Literary Center. Previous to 7 Generation Games, Maria was a journalist for leading international news outlets and taught digital storytelling as an adjunct professor at Emerson College and visiting lecturer at Tufts University.

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