Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 24, 2014 10:30AM PDT
The 2014 Games for Change ceremony took place last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The two big winners were The Fullbright Company's Gone Home and Lucas Pope's Papers, Please. Gone Home took the "Game of the Year" award while Papers, Please earned both "Most Innovative" and "Best Gameplay."
Other winners included Mission US: Cheyenne Odyssey for the "Most Significant Impact" award; and the "Game Changer" award to Dr. James Paul Gee for his work on applying game-based learning attributes to K-12 classrooms. The panel of judges included representatives from Tribeca, EA, and Funomena.
"We are thrilled to see such expressive and high-quality games from both commercial and independent developers," said Games for Change President Asi Burak in the announcement. "By combining their passions and undeniable talent, these developers have succeeded not just financially, but also in presenting thought-provoking gameplay with real-world impact."