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...

23 Apr

Gamers for Good: 1st live play-test: Cat Burglar PIGsquad Drink n’ Draw APR 2018

Gamers for Good submitting Cat Burglar to be included in PIGsquads Drink n Draw 2018 indie game festival. We were lucky enough to be selected to be featured in an art battle, where everyone competed for 15 minutes to draw the best Cat Burglar fan art. There were lots of learns and cant wait to do our next player facing event. I captured a couple quick videos during the art jam section of the event. ...

24 Jan

Participate in Global Game Jam 2018!

This upcoming weekend Jan 26-28 Global Game Jam 2018 will be happening! The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking...

08 Aug

Gamers for Good attends Games for Change Festival 2017

When extended an invitation to come and experience the Games for Change festival in New York City, it was too hard to pass up. I want to see what/how the “alternate” game space works. This festival is prime time opportunity. I need project and companies to feature on Gamer Charity Hub I had never been to NYC With my knee injured I was a little skeptical that this trip was going to...

25 May

Join other Gamers on National Donut Day to honor veterans.

Today, the Salvation Army’s tradition of caring for our servicemen and women is as strong as ever. In Southern California, the Salvation Army operates numerous homeless shelters to help veterans get back on their feet, including Bell Shelter—one of the largest homeless shelters west of the Mississippi—and The Haven, a homeless shelter exclusively for veterans located in Los Angeles. Major League Eating is honored to join the Salvation Army to help bring attention to their considerable work. Do you...

27 Apr

Game for Good: Rescue Bear Operation

What is it? Rescue Bear Operation is a free to play, one level, mini game intended for children; but appealing to all ages. This game is intentionally kept simple and accessible. There are two objectives. One: save as many friendly critters as you can! Two: save as many trees by putting out the wildfires! By doing this you will accumulate acorns that can be used as in-game currency to purchase unique cosmetic items in the game. (E.g. hats, shirts, etc) Or; if...

18 Mar

Gamer for Good encourages participation this Earth Day 2017

Given the state of the importance being placed on environmental concerns by the current administration in the US, we here at Gamers for Good hope each and every one of you will take the initiative to do something this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. We all are going to need to be prepared to take up action ourselves, the desire for change is only going to be fulfilled by the time and energy we are willing to invest. Gone...

15 Mar

GDC 2017: What I expected, what I didn’t

GDC 2017 in my mind was going to be so much less stress than 2016 since NO BOOTH! I expected to get to meet so many people at a leisurely pace and take in so many more sessions. Did those things happen? How did my GDC17 unfurl? 2 main topics: learning and networking. Starting with learning, did this happen? Yes, my god yes. I went to many fantastic sessions. I was both inspired and driven to connect with so many...

31 Jan

Starting the New Year 2017 off with Compton Initiative

Gamers for Good was excited to help out the Compton Initiative once again this January. They had contacted us ahead of the workdayto see if we were interested in working on a mural this workday. We figured why not try something new so we agreed. We arrived early Sat morning and helped with the setup of equipment for various teams while waiting for things to get going. After a bit, we found our team and the mural area. I was...

28 Dec

Operation Santa toy sorting is a great way to celebrate Christmas 2016

There is nothing like the feeling of loading your teens up on Christmas Eve to go serve others. That feeling is magnified when you arrive and are greeted by friends who help reinforce the value of this service. Having our teen daughters serve with us, is critical and holiday service is held in high regard. Operation Santa is put on by the Pasadena Jaycees, who organizes toy drives, costume cleanings and distributions, and toy delivery prep and execution. The fruition of...

20 Dec

Dec 2016 Helping families celebrate with a little Holiday “toy”magic

The Salvation holds so many wonderful events around the LA, so I am always very excited when Gamers for Good gets invited to participate in these very special experiences they provide. This year we gathered up a good size group of gamers and volunteered to help one needy neighborhood prepare for the holiday with toy and clothing distribution. The Toy for Tot drives held by the Marines in the areahelped fill our shelves, so each family that came through had an awesome selection. I loved...

29 Nov

Spending Thanksgiving 2016 serving others Westside style

When we signed up to volunteer on Thanksgiving, we were a little afraid we would be alone. But never fail we had gamers come out to join us. We signed up months before, and they had asked what we wanted to do, of course, I said whatever is most needed! So we had no idea what we would be doing that day until we arrived, lol. Westside Thanksgiving is such a well-organized event,  we arrive found our compadres and...

18 Oct

Refacing an elemantary school with Compton Initiative Oct 2016

Sometimes when we arrive at Compton Initiative we already know what our task for the workday is and other we just show up to rally and go with the flow. This workday was one where we just showed up. We got assigned to go paint a mural, so we headed over to the church across the street from our wall. When we got there it was obvious there was WAY too many people to paint one wall, so...

13 Sep

Sept 2016 YouthCARE

While up in Seattle for PAX West, Gamers for Good decided to give back to the community of Seattle. We found an awesome organization Youthcare who serves the homeless youth in the city. Education programs, housing, clothing, and meals. we grabbed some folks from Anxiety Gaming and served up dinner one evening. It was an amazing experience, I encourage you to volunteer with them if you ever get the chance. ...

23 Jul

Gamers for Good volunteers at: The Compton Initiative July 2016

There is nothing like getting your hands dirty community service to really help center any nonprofit worker. Sweat earned out in the community giving back is just the recharge of spirit I was needing. After so many months inside on the computer or out at events meeting folks, it was time to put the muscles to work for others again. I was so excited for this Compton Initiative workday. I can really stand behind a community that...

20 Oct

OCT 2015 AIDS walk

Gamers for Goods took to the streets of LA and fundraised and walked our way around the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area with the others that participated here in Los Angeles to raise funds for AIDS research and treatment around the nation. ...

13 Sep

Sept 2015 Gamer for Life Book Signing

The pinnacle to the Gamer for Life project was the launch and signing event. Riot Games was gracious enough to host us and allowed us to take over Bildgewater and turn the visual, audio and gaming experience into one that honored our Muse for the project, Kevin Kanai Griffith (KKG/K2G)       ...

13 Jun

June 2015 American Heart Ball

It’s not often we get the chance to help set up for a formal ball being held under the ENDEAVOUR SHUTTLE!!!! So we jumped on the chance to help contribute towards one of the largest annual fundraisers for the American Heart Association. ...