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Games for Change organizes Disrupt Aging Game Jam

100 years ago, the average life expectancy for someone living in the US was 50 years-old. Today, however, 50% of kids born in the last 10 years are expected to live to be over 104! Join the Games for Change Student Challenge for a full day of game design focused on building games that help us prepare for a long, healthy and prosperous life. Together, we will explore and imagine how a dramatically lengthened lifespan would impact virtually every aspect of our lives.

On March 2nd, G4C challenges you to learn the fundamentals of game design and kickstart your creativity:

  • Learn essential game concepts by remixing classics like Tic-Tac-Toe and Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Put pen to paper and outline your dream impact game
  • Test your ideas with a physical prototype that you'll play with friends
  • Flesh out your mechanics in a digital space using platforms like Scratch and Unity
  • Get tips from professional game designers
  • Try out games created by your peers

We are thankful to our partners at AARP for supporting this theme and to the NYU Game Center for hosting us at such a stellar location! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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