Social Good Gaming

Mobile gaming apps covertly inform consumers on social causes

Implications - Moving past their role as mere tools for passing time, mobile gaming apps that leverage their audiences in order to increase awareness around important social causes serve an increasingly important role. Whether as a direct means of raising funds or as a tool for informing individuals, altruistic mobile games are a covert method of engaging consumers around issues that matter.
SCORE 4.9
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65,835 Total Clicks
Jan 15 - Sep 16
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Hunger-Fighting Video Games - 'PacMan Vs. Hunger' Uses a Classic Game to Support a Good Cause
SCORE 6.3
Warm 998 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 16
Hunger-Fighting Video Games
'PacMan Vs. Hunger' Uses a Classic Game to Support a Good Cause
Tech consultancy Gaea Solutions recently debuted a game called PacMan Vs. Hunger, which uses a familiar arcade game to help solve a pressing issue. Instead of asking users to rack up points for... [More]
Social Good Mobile Games - This Digital Game is Based on the Work of Doctors Without Borders
SCORE 6
Warm 648 Clicks Pub: Jul 6, 16
Social Good Mobile Games
This Digital Game is Based on the Work of Doctors Without Borders
Rosie Garthwaite recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for a digital game based on the work of Doctors Without Borders. Unlike other games that focus on violence and destruction, this game gives... [More]
Hunger-Fighting Apps - Hunger Crunch's Charity Game Staves Off Fictive & Real World Hunger
SCORE 4.6
Average 1,274 Clicks Pub: Jan 7, 15
Hunger-Fighting Apps
Hunger Crunch's Charity Game Staves Off Fictive & Real World Hunger
Hunger Crunch is a charity game that takes the form of a game that can be played either online or through an app. As well as providing you with a source of entertainment, the game also serves a much... [More]
Gamified Donation Apps - The Givdo App is a Game That Enables Players to Make Charitable Donations
SCORE 4.3
Average 538 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 16
Gamified Donation Apps
The Givdo App is a Game That Enables Players to Make Charitable Donations
In a new platform that combines gaming with charity, the Givdo app lets players raise money for philanthropic organizations. The startup has a number of approved non-profits that players can swipe... [More]
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals - The Games for Change Festival Links Gaming With Social Good
SCORE 4.4
Average 403 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 16
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals
The Games for Change Festival Links Gaming With Social Good
While some might think of young people playing video games in a negative light, the recent Games for Change Festival proves that gaming can have a very positive impact on society. Hosted by non-... [More]
Artistic Micro-Donation Apps - Charity Gaming App Elbi Uses Drawings and Doodles to Make an Impact
SCORE 1.9
Untested 165 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 16
Artistic Micro-Donation Apps
Charity Gaming App Elbi Uses Drawings and Doodles to Make an Impact
This charity gaming app uses social media and doodles to make a difference. The Elbi app is a micro-donation platform that lets users make and share pictures. This is an excellent way to teach kids... [More]
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