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11th Annual G4C Festival to Take Place
As Part of the Tribeca Film Festival®

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(NEW YORK, NY) January 21, 2014 — The 2014 Games for Change Festival will take place from April 22-24 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T (TFF). In addition, the Games for Change Arcade, which is open to the public, will be held at the TFF Family Festival Street Fair, taking place on Saturday, April 26.

Hosted and created by Games for Change, the Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New York City, and the leading international event uniting game creators with others who believe in the positive social impact of games. Over the years, the Festival has played host to speakers ranging from Vice President Al Gore to the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

TFF is among the best-known film festivals in the world, supporting and promoting both emerging and established directors to reach the broadest possible audience. Viewing gaming as an extension of storytelling, TFF featured the blockbuster crime video game L.A. Noire, in 2011, and more recently, TFF premiered 35 minutes of the interactive action-adventure game Beyond: Two Souls in 2013.

“Tribeca recognizes the transformative power of gaming that goes far beyond traditional entertainment value of games. The impact and integration has been spreading rapidly across virtually all domains. Of particular interest is how gaming has scaled to social good, from education to healthcare, and from conflict resolution to religion,” said Craig Hatkoff, Co-Founder, TFF. He continued: “By partnering with Games for Change, we hope to bring together the most cutting-edge creators of games, educators, and the world’s greatest story-tellers. Together, they will create the latest innovations in gaming for the social good to even wider audiences. We look forward to further expanding our relationship with Games for Change in the future.”

"The new relationship with the Tribeca Film Festival is an incredible opportunity to reach a new audience for the 'games for good' sector," said Asi Burak, President of Games for Change. "Games are often discussed in the context of entertainment, but with this event, we'll be able to share our message that this medium can be very powerful in creating positive change in the world."

Other Games for Change program highlights from this year’s festival include: the Annual Games for Change Awards, the Games for Change Showcase at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the aforementioned Games for Change Arcade (open to the public).

The Games for Change Festival will host the fifth edition of the Annual Games for Change Awards, which are designed to celebrate the year’s best games for change. Award nominees are submitted by game developers and a blue-ribbon jury selects recipients in the following categories: Most Significant Impact; Most Innovative; Best Gameplay; Game of the Year. Finalists will be announced at the end of March, and the awards will be presented on the evening of April 23rd. Submissions to the G4C Awards are being accepted through February 5.

Early-bird pricing (20% off) is available until February 21. Regular ticket prices are $499 for general tickets; $399 for nonprofits and government employees; and $100 for students and youths (18 years and younger).

Festival tickets are not required for the Games for Change Arcade and TFF Family Festival Street Fair, but they are required for the full program at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and adjunct venues (April 22-24). The Games for Change Festival runs daily from 9:00 a.m. ET to 6:30 p.m. ET, with an opening night party on April 22.

For more information about the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival, including the latest up to date news on all programming, please visit our Festival website.


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