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Games for Good

      Games for Good is a program initiated by the cultural and scientific services of the French Embassies in the United States and in Canada to address training, innovation and inclusion challenges in the video game industry. Unity is the first gaming company to support the project.

      The program aims to create a task force between France & North America to build a better gaming industry and to strengthen cooperation with North America in a trans-disciplinary approach linking culture, technology, and economy.

      Games for Good will support projects that aim to address one or several major challenges identified in the video game industry: 
      – The training of tomorrow’s professionals and the recruitment of new talents.
      – Technological and social innovation.
      – Inclusion and diversity.

      All projects will share a common approach:
      – The development of a shared expertise, facilitated by the mobility of professionals, artists, and academics.
      – The cross-disciplinary aspect – sciences, technology, and culture linked together – as a vehicle for innovation.
      – The promotion of cooperation projects between the United States and France.
      – The pursuit of significant development within the industry on a social, economic, cultural, or scientific level.

      Workshops, delegations, call for impact projects and a training program will gather NGOs, top gaming companies, training organizations and public organizations. 

      The first action as part of this program will be a Game Jam in March 2021 gathering 20 universities from France, the US, Canada and Africa. The Game Jam will be organized by the non-profit Games for Change

      OpenClassrooms, the European leader online education platform, has developed a training program to build a talent pipeline and have more underrepresented people entering the industry.

      Want to join the game? Contact emma.buttin@frenchculture.org