Change the Game Design Challenge 2019


Google Play's Change the Game

We're thrilled to share that for a second year, we've joined forces with Google Play Change the Game to challenge teens to use their creativity and skills to develop a game idea, and to take their first step towards change.

We're calling on the next generation of game-makers to share their mobile game design ideas and what they want to see for the future of gaming.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and $15,000 donation to their school or community center’s technology program. The five finalists will have their game made in partnership with Girls Make Games, and launched on the Google Play Store for everyone to play. Winners also get a VIP trip to showcase their game design at a special event, receive mentorship from leaders in the industry, and join the celebration of women in gaming. Keep reading, there’s more!



Contest Details

Contest Deadline:

  1. June 7, 2019
  2. Open to US based teens, ages 13-18

Prizes for top 5 finalists include:

  1. Having your game made in partnership with Girls Make Games, and launched on the Google Play Store for everyone to play.
  2. VIP trip to showcase their game design at a special event in Los Angeles, CA
  3. Mentorship from leaders in the industry

In addition to above, the Grand Prize Winner also receives:

  1. $15,000 college scholarship
  2. $15,000 donation to their school technology program
  3. Scholarship to attend a GMG Summer Camp (2019 or 2020)

Please note:

  1. We suggest all creators spend at least one hour developing their unique mobile game idea
  2. Encourage them to share sketches, visuals of characters, settings, and more along the way


» Learn More & Take the Challenge

Looking for inspiration?

Meet Christine, Dakota, Erin, Lauren, and Lily, the five finalists of the 2018 Change The Game Design Challenge.

These five finalists were chosen from thousands of teens who wanted to bring their unique voices to the gaming world. We worked with Google Play to produce, develop and launch their games on Google Play. Meet the five winners and hear the inspiring stories behind each of their games. And don't forget to play their games!

Mazu

by Christine

EcoVerse

by Dakota

Symphony

by Erin

The Other Realm

by Lily

Palette

by Lauren