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The organizers of the Games 4 Change Conference in New York have announced initial details of its conference, which will take place on October 21 and 22 at the City Unive...

Simon Carless, Blogger

September 27, 2005

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The organizers of the Games 4 Change Conference in New York have announced initial details of its conference, which will take place on October 21 and 22 at the City University of New York. The G4C organizers recently commented that Games for Change "aims to bring together non-profits and their partners in government, industry, and the arts to explore the use of digital games for social change", representing a subset of the increasingly notable 'serious games' movement. According to the official Games 4 Change website, the conference contains opening remarks by Dave Rejeski, the Director of the Foresight and Governance Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, an industry overview from Ian Bogost, CEO of Persuasive Games, as well as a funders panel, with representatives from ESA, Microsoft, ITAC and the MacArthur Foundation discussing their approach, plus social-based game activity throughout the conference, created by Eric Zimmerman of GameLab.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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