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Life is Strange leads Games for Change Awards noms

The finalists for this year’s Games for Change Awards have been revealed, and Life is Strange leads the way with the most nominations.

The finalists for this year’s Games for Change Awards have been revealed, and Life is Strange leads the way with the most nominations. 

Square Enix’s episodic adventure has picked up nods in three out of the four categories, and is gunning for the Most Significant Impact, Best Gameplay, and Most Innovative awards. 

Numinous Games’ That Dragon, Cancer has been nominated twice, while other potential winners include vibrant, hand-crafted platformer, Lumino City, entropic city-builder, Block’hood, and educational count 'em up, DragonBox Numbers

All nominees (listed below) are up for the prestigious Game of the Year award, which is handed out to the game that best exemplifies all categories.

The ceremony will be held this June in New York at the 13th annual Games for Change Festival, which aims to unite the games industry to celebrate and leverage entertainment and engagement for social good.

Best Gameplay

  • Block’hood (Plethora-Project)
  • Life is Strange (DONTNOT Entertainment)
  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

Most Significant Impact 

  • Super Powers Legion (PushStart Studio)
  • Life is Strange (DONTNOT Entertainment)
  • Syrian Journey (BBC)

Most Innovative

  • Life is Strange (DONTNOT Entertainment)
  • Lumino City (State of Play)
  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

Best Learning Game 

  • DragonBox Numbers (WeWantToKnow)
  • Mission US: "City of Immigrants" (Electric Funstuff, Amaerican Social History Prohject, and Thirteen/WNET)
  • NOVA’s Evolution Lab (NOVA)

For a more detailed list of nominees, and to find out more about the festival itself, check out the Games for Change website

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