ChangeGamer promotes the use of impact digital games to explore important topics such as energy, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, economics, politics, history, science, and philosophy.
More specifically, the main function of ChangeGamer is to find high-quality games, and to create corresponding student activities. The vast majority of games are free, online, and playable on a number of different platforms (e.g. PC, Mac, Chromebook, etc.). All of the posted activities are free and have been tested in middle and high school classrooms (Gr.7-12). We have created answer keys for a number of the student activities where applicable - if you are a teacher and require any of these email us through the contact page using your school email address. In addition, ChangeGamer submits game-related activities for publication in a number of different outlets and shares its experience of using games in the classroom at conferences. Founded in 2014, ChangeGamer is comprised of teachers who volunteer their time to further the use of games in subjects such as Social Studies, Geography, and Science.
DISCLAIMER: As with any type of educational tool, such as a film, book or article, the games cataloged on the ChangeGamer website each carry their own bias and flaws. While ChangeGamer does not necessarily fully support the views expressed in all of the games, we do feel they are important conversation starters about serious issues.
A NOTE ABOUT FLASH: Many of the games on this site require Flash. If you are having difficulty enabling Flash on your PC or Mac, follow these instructions.