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Change The Game

Together We Can

Change the Game is an initiative from Google Play to support and empower women as game players and creators. By conducting ongoing research, fostering youth engagement, partnering with forward-thinking organizations and spotlighting stories of success, we seek to improve representation in the mobile gaming world and create purposeful change in the industry.

About Us

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Why We Do This

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As we work to ignite a world of gaming that is more inclusive and full of opportunity for everyone, we proudly spotlight change in progress.

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Meet The Changemakers

Learn about women in gaming who have turned their passion for gaming into a career and have created a platform for social change.

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  1. Amira Virgil Meet Amira Virgil

    Content Creator, Game Designer, Community Manager, Gamer.

  2. Faith Ringgold Meet Faith Ringgold

    Artist & Game Maker. A pioneering figure in American art for over six decades.

  3. Mary Casey Meet Mary Casey

    Former Executive Director of Product at warner Entertainment Group.

What We’ve Learned

Research

To better understand the challenges that currently exist in gaming, we conduct ongoing research and look for best practices to help shape the future of the industry.

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Driving Inclusivity & Belonging In Gaming (2019)

An increasingly diverse global community is bringing gaming into their lives. By driving inclusive change from the ground-up, developers can have a genuine impact on the gaming culture.

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From Players to Makers: Teen Girls’ Relationship With Game Creation (2018)

Despite the perception that only boys play video games, girls are avid players, and have been for years. Even before they had their own phone, these young women were already playing on their parents’ mobile devices.

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Why We Play (2017)

Conversations about gender and inclusivity within the gaming industry are growing, and we want to make sure there is data available, so these conversations can turn into action.

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What We've Done

Design Initiatives

Our design initiatives are meant to empower girls to embrace their creativity, share their ideas, and ultimately bring those ideas to life.

Last Year’s Winners
Meet the Game Changers from the 2021 Design Challenge and read about their experience!
Game Design Courses
Free online game courses from Girls Make Games
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Mentorship Program

In partnership with The Game Awards' Future Class, we are excited to announce the Change The Game x Future Class Mentorship program. Much like Change The Game, The Game Awards strives to recognize a diverse group of dreamers whose voices will elevate and diversify gaming worldwide.

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