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Game Design Contest Looks to Help Teens in Abusive Relationships

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Any parent knows it’s hard to talk to teens about anything, let alone abusive relationships. The non-profit Jennifer Ann’s Group believes games can help in this difficult situation. That’s why it’s been sponsoring a game design contest since 2008. The Life.Love. Game Design Challenge has already helped a lot of teens, and submissions are now open for this year’s challenge. Read More

LOFT Fellowships For Young Game Designers Open

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The LOFT (Leaders on the Fast Track) Video Game Innovation Fellowship is now accepting applications from young game designers. Created by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and the HHF (Hispanic Heritage Foundation), the LOFT Fellowship is awarded to 20 young people from ages 15 to 25 for vision, creativity, and “their games’ potential to spur change in their communities.”
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Ever, Jane Brings Jane Austen Into the Gaming World

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Teenagers often complain about having to read a Jane Austen novel for school. They may be put off by a dry title like Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice. But these novels conceal vivid human drama and biting wit that wouldn’t be out of place on a Comedy Central offering. Soon, rather than telling your son or daughter to just read it already, you might be able to fire up a video game to pique their interest. Read More