be a game changer

The Change The Game Design Challenge is Google Play’s initiative to build a more inclusive future through gaming and education. Gaming has the potential to inspire creativity, connect people, build communities, and serve as a gateway to new worlds, passions, and professions. We aim to inspire more teens as players and empower them as creators to drive meaningful change in the industry.

Participants will score an online game dev workshop with other Game Changers. Complete the entire course to earn a certificate of completion and a new Chromebook!

Submit my idea


If you’re between 13 and 18 years old, we want to hear your idea for an original mobile game. From pyramids to puzzles, planets to pickles, paintball to pinball — if you want to play it — we want to hear it. Use what inspires you, get creative, and share!

2021 Design Challenge Rules


Get involved! We’ll be selecting ideas as they come in so send us your game-changing submissions today.

Submit my idea

100 game changers


If selected, you’ll score cool swag and entry to an online workshop with other Game Changers. In this workshop led by Girls Make Games, you will discover how to create real playable games and collect all the know-how and tools to go pro. Complete the entire course to earn a certificate of completion and a new Chromebook!

Spread the word!

We’ve put together a toolkit complete with activities and more to help teachers, parents and community leaders get their brightest young thinkers involved.

Think you could help fan the flames of a Game Changer?

Download toolkit (3 MB)

You've already got what it takes

You don’t need expert coding skills or perfect drawings to be a Game Changer. The most important thing about your game is that you dreamed it up and then you made it. So even if this is your first shot, you’ve already got everything you need to make an incredible mobile game.

  • passion
  • creativity
  • vision
  • confidence

If you love breaking your high score and then breaking it again, this is the perfect challenge for you.

Maybe you doodle in notebooks or you write things for fun. Maybe you sing or tell jokes or something else altogether. If you’ve got daydreams in your head, you’re in the right place.

Whether you have an epic storyline or a character you can’t wait to play, it only takes that first idea to get your game started.

No matter how far you’ve gotten or how much more you want to do, you know you’ve got this! Send your game idea our way any time between now and July 31st.

be a game changer

Submit my idea

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