Just yesterday, Games For Change announced most of the nominees for Games For Change Festival 2019’s annual awards. However, the nominees for the Best XR For Change Experience award were not included on in the initial announcement, originally set to be announced in early June.
Plans changed, however, and the Best XR For Change Experience nominees were revealed ahead of schedule. This particular award is meant to recognize “the most engaging augmented, virtual, or mixed reality experience that leverage emerging media to achieve social impact goals,” regardless of platform or status as a “game.”
The four nominees for this category are Another Dream, a true story of an Egyptian lesbian couple during a period of LGBT backlash, Homestay, about a family’s life with international students, Tendar, a virtual pet with a twist, and Queerskins: A Love Story, which allows players to learn about a man’s life from the backseat of a 1986 Cadillac.
Games For Change Festival 2019’s award ceremony will take place on June 18, opening its doors at 6:30 PM in the Student Center of The New School in New York City. For more information on the other award categories and nominees, as well as the festival itself, please check out our hub page for the event as well as Games For Change’s website.