Game design contest offers $35k for safe sex title

Game design contest offers $35k for safe sex title
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

May 13th 2013 at 11:38AM

Games for Change looks to promote safe sex with its first‐ever public design competition

A game design competition has been launched to encourage safe sex among young people.

Games for Change is offering a $35,000 prize to the makers of a game that will help raise awareness about safe sex among those aged 13 to 19.

The game will be developed for and in collaboration with Answer, an organisation that has more than 30 years experience providing and promoting sexual awareness to young people.

As part of the competition, three finalists will be selected to present their ideas on stage at the 10th anniversary Games for Change Festival in June, which will be heeded to by attendees, media, potential funders and a juried panel.

The winning concept will be announced at the festival in front of a live audience.

Final game will be featured on Sexetc.org, Answer’s site that reaches millions of teens each year with life‐enhancing—and often life‐saving—sexuality and sexual health information.

The final game will be featured on Sexetc.org, Answer’s website that reaches millions of teens each year with crucial sexuality and sexual health information.

The primary target audience for the game is 13 to 19-year-olds of all ethic backgrounds, socio-economic status and sexual orientations.

The game must be web-based, but process for migrating to mobile platforms should also be considered in proposals.

More details on the specific objectives of the competition, the target audience and more can be found on the competition page.

The deadline for submissions May 17th. Entrants can submit here.

The Games for Changes Festival takes place in New York on June 17th to 19th.