22 Jun '11, 10pm

Games for Change 2011: The Best New Green Apps & Video Games

Games for Change 2011: The Best New Green Apps & Video Games

Games for Change on ABC News from Games for Change on Vimeo . This week, I had the good fortune to drop by the annual Games for Change festival in New York City. The event explores how we can better use video games, social media and mobile phone apps to affect social change. (The video above does a pretty good job of explaining what it's about.) I attended a number of the talks and seminars, and a keynote address by Al Gore -- but the highlight was getting to play the games themselves. They ranged from educational games designed to get youth interested in the world's oceans, strategy games bent on engaging folks on climate issues, and apps built to encourage recycling and tree-planting. Here's a look at some of my favorites, and interviews with the developers behind them:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/games-for-change-...

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