The Games for Change organization has announced the nominees for the 2012 Games for Change Awards, with the aim to highlight those social games that provide the most engagement and impact for players.
A total of 67 games were submitted to the competition, with eight games recognized across five categories, including Most Innovative Game and Most Significant Impact. Every game featured in the four main categories is also up for the Game of the Year award.
Puzzle game The End
, developed by Preloaded and funded by Channel 4 Education, is up for two awards, while Unmanned
, a collaboration between Molleindustria and No Media Kings, was nominated for three of the four awards.
The awards ceremony will take place on June 20 as part of the Games for Change Festival in New York.
"We're seeing a new wave of games with even broader perspectives on social engagement and impact," said Games for Change co-presidents Michelle Byrd and Asi Burak."Both the quantity and quality of this year's submissions signal the growth of this sector in the gaming industry."
The list of nominees is as follows:
Most Significant Impact
Family of Heroes
Most Innovative Game
Knight News Game (supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation)
Fibber - A Game About Political Deception,