Commons at Games for Change Festival

A team of ITP students (Nien Lam, Jamie Lin, and Suzanne Kirkpatrick) won the Games for Change Real-World Challenge for their game, Commons, which was featured in this summer’s Come Out & Play Festival / River to River Festival / Games for Change Festival.  The game ran on Sunday, June 19th, Father’s Day, in Lower Manhattan.

In the Real-world Games for Change Challenge, Come Out & Play and Games for Change have teamed up to produce a real-world game that leaves a positive impact on the world where the game is played.

In Commons, you compete to do good, while problems in your city get fixed.  Report a problem or recommend an improvement in your neighborhood that you think deserves attention and resources, and show your city some lovin’.  Vote on the best reports and improvements, and see what’s most popular in the hood. Go on short missions around town to earn bonus points, and unlock City awards to level up through the game.  With Commons, share the things that you care most about fixing and improving in your neighborhood, and discover new ways to explore your city.

Press Coverage:

NY Daily News

Tech President

New York Times

Games for Change Vimeo

Monday, June 27th, 2011
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