This author LizCooper has created 81 entries.

18 Jul

Games for Change 2022

Games for Change celebrated the 19th year of their festival this year and brought together a wonderful program of content for their event. Games for Change is the Game Industry’s HUB for all things impactful gaming. The festival they host in NTC each summer brings together those who share a passion for the power of games and want to harness it. This year’s speaker lineup included Nolan Bushnell, the grandfather of home consoles, medical staff, educational professionals, ESA, and everyone in between....

31 May

Deepwell DTx hosts the first annual Mental Health Game Jam with GGJ

Industry newcomer Deepwell DTx who launched into the game development seen in March earlier this year, collaborated with the folks at Global Game Jam to start what I hope continues to be a long-reaching annual event, a mental health game jam. A Game jam is when a group gathers to make a game in a relatively shortened period usually surrounding a theme. Deepwell DTx took that idea and made...

13 Aug

Orant Charities Virtual Reality event

Join us for the 2021 Orant Charities Africa Virtual Experience, connecting rural Malawi to the world. This August 9th-14th, people from across the globe will step into Orant’s custom 3D world to experience 360 immersive videos on phones, tablets, computers, or VR headsets. Walk through rural Malawi. Speak with NGO program staff. Learn about a life that might look different than your own. How do we extend empathy from one side of the world to the other? How...

31 Jul

Games for Change Awards

At the Games for Change Festival each year they host a Games for Change Awards, they celebrate impactful games for the year across 8 catagories: Most InnovativeBest GameplayBest Learning GameMost Significant ImpactBest Student GameBest XR for Change ExperienceGame of the YearG4C People’s Choice Awards This year nominees were a great example of the impact games can have beyond just entertinament. You should try and play as many of these as you can. Be sure to also check out the nominees from...

10 Jul

Galactic Mining Corp by Windybeard Games makes a HEFTY donation to support Gamers for Good.

When Ant from Windybeard Games connected to partner with Gamers for Good and donate a portion of his proceeds from his upcoming indie game, “Galactic Mining Corp” little did we know that a little a month after its release we would be accepting a donation for over $10,000 USD. Galactic Mining Corp is a game title from WindyBeard Games run by Ant Enright. This is his first release for 2021 and his 7th currently available on Steam. He has...

13 Mar

Gamers help Austin Beautify its park at It’s My Park Day.

Volunteers spread 20 cubic yards of mulch around existing trees to prevent soil compaction and resist the effects of drought. Volunteers also planted 11 items in the park this workday: – 1 Texas Cedar Elm – 1 Monterrey Oak – 1 Texas Redbud– 1 Mexican Plum – 1 Flame Leaf Sumac – 2 Evergreen Sumacs – 1 Bing Cherry Tree– 1 Stella Cherry Tree – 2 Crepe MyrtlesIt’s My Park Day is a day held 2 times a year...

13 Mar

Gamers inspired by Food Drive game go help out at the local Food Bank

Food Banks are a critical part to the hunger solution and food banks always need help to perform their mission. Gamers in Portland gathered Early on Sat morning and went to help the Oregon Food Bank process over 42,000 pounds of potatoes. That is 357 meals that each volunteer help get out to those in need in the area, which included many government workers in the shut down. ...

02 Jan

As the year came to close, gamers in Austin gathered once more, December 2018.

As the winter night grew shorter and shorter, and the temperature colder and colder, winter’s effect was everywhere to be seen. This wasn’t enough to stop Gamers for Good in Austin from gathering for a day of service at the food bank. Austin gamers enjoyed working both together and for the greater good. There were also other lessons to be learned from the visit, like what items food bank needs and which donations are the most valuable.

20 Dec

Gamers from New York City came together to help serve the hungry in their community as 2018 comes to an end.

The sharp chill in the air couldn’t stop our NYC gamers from gathering to help feed their neighbors in need in the Bronx this December. The helped set up a mobile food pantry to help reach areas of the city no close enough to established Food Banks. Gamers for Good volunteers were happy to just dive right in and assist in any way possible to help the members of their community be valued and respected.

18 Dec

South Central LA families were aided by gamers across SoCal this holiday season

The holiday season brought gamers from all over Southern California together to serve the community of South Central LA. Toy n Joy is an event where needy families can sign up to shop the event for their families. Toys, as well as clothes, are provided to families to help keep their bodies and spirits warm this holiday season. Our volunteers helped keep the shelves stocked and assisted families as they shopped the toys and clothing items. Engaging with kids to help find...

17 Dec

Gamers help get presents wrapped and ready for delivery to needy families in the Portland area.

There is nothing quite like the rush of bonding with others over a common cause. Gamers for good was so happy to join Santa’s Posse in getting ready all the local Toys for Tots toys wrapped and ready to be delivered to local families in need this holiday season in the Portland Area. The shear size of the event was overwhelming at times, realizing how each gift represented a child was astonding at how much good we were apart of that...

20 Aug

Gamers help fill a food insecurity gap in NYC August 2018

Being hungry in NYC can be even more desperate on Sundays, as most of the soup kitchens and meal services are closed on Sundays. We gathered at one of the few meal services opened on Sunday and helped prepare and service a meal to those who are food insecure. Our Gamers for Good helped prepare for the meal, serve the meal and then clean up. It was a full afternoon spent to honors those others who have a greater need.

06 Aug

G4G helps hungry families during critical summer months.

When the sun shines bright and the kiddos are out of school, local food banks struggle to get enough volunteers to help feed hungry families which have kids who might eat breakfast and lunch at school during the school year. Our volunteers worked alongside others across the Portland area to process over 13,000 pounds of food in 2.5 hours, that’s over 11,000 meals and just over 175 meals processed per person. We hope you will join our next service event or when...

31 Jul

Gamers for Good coast to coast service for August 2018

Aug 2018 marks a new landmark for Gamers for Good, we will be nationwide. With service in Austin and New York City, we have more reach than we ever have before. We are so excited to have service opportunities to offer gamers across the country, Los Angeles, Portland, Austin and New York City. Check the event calendar if you are looking to participate in any of these events. Also if you are willing to help us host an event local to you,...