The 14th annual Games for Change festival is under way in New York City, celebrating and recognizing the best of the industry’s socially impactful members and videogames. During the festival’s opening night, Games for Change announced its 2017 award winners.
Five videogames were awarded during last evening’s ceremony, whittled down from the 12 finalists announced earlier this month. This year’ categories included Best Gameplay, Most Innovative, Most Significant Impact, Best Learning Game and Game of the Year.
This year’s winners are as follows:
Most Significant Impact and Game of the Year: Walden, a Game
Best Gameplay: Tracking Ida
Most Innovative: Everything
Best Learning Game: Dragonbox BIG Numbers
Games for Change and Mashable People’s Choice: At Play in the Cosmos
In addition, Constance Steinkuhler, professor of informatics at University of California Irvine, was awarded the Vanguard Award for her contributions to Games for Change. Author and game designer Bernie DeKoven was awarded the Lifetime of Play Award for 50 years of sparking conversations on play and videogames.