The integration of migrant populations has always been an important issue faced by many countries all around the world. Integration is a two-way street, with native-born and immigrant populations both experiencing significant change, challenges and opportunity. How can a game help people understand and work through concerns over perceived job competition and changes in the cultural fabric while recognizing the economic, linguistic, and cultural benefits that can accrue to the broader society when immigrants can also succeed? How can a game experience emphasize community engagement to help migrants and their neighbors improve their understanding of each other?
Games for Change is hosting a $10,000 migrant game design challenge that hopes to inspire the creation of a game that connects existing and migrating communities. We want to address the importance of how integration is a two-way street, with both communities experiencing drastic new conflicts and opportunities that are unique to cultural integration.
The challenge is open to entrants from all around the world and requires no previous development experience to submit game design ideas that will engage the players to think about the long term effects and issues of migrant integration in their own lives and communities.
- January 10: Submissions open
- February 15: Deadline for submissions
- March 15: Winner selected
One selected winner will receive $10,000.
Resources from the Migration Policy Institute:
- Immigrants in the United States
- How ‘They’ Become ‘We’
- The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX): A unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA.
- Migration Data Hub: The Data Hub showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the United States; as well as stock, flow, citizenship, net migration, and historical data for countries in Europe, North America, and beyond.
You can submit your idea at here : Submit Your Game Idea!