Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards

The Games for Change Awards ceremony took place last night, and the two big winners were Gone Home and Papers, Please.

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The 2014 Games for Change ceremony took place last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The two big winners were The Fullbright Company's Gone Home and Lucas Pope's Papers, Please. Gone Home took the "Game of the Year" award while Papers, Please earned both "Most Innovative" and "Best Gameplay."

Other winners included Mission US: Cheyenne Odyssey for the "Most Significant Impact" award; and the "Game Changer" award to Dr. James Paul Gee for his work on applying game-based learning attributes to K-12 classrooms. The panel of judges included representatives from Tribeca, EA, and Funomena.

"We are thrilled to see such expressive and high-quality games from both commercial and independent developers," said Games for Change President Asi Burak in the announcement. "By combining their passions and undeniable talent, these developers have succeeded not just financially, but also in presenting thought-provoking gameplay with real-world impact."

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    April 24, 2014 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards.

    The Games for Change Awards ceremony took place last night, and the two big winners were Gone Home and Papers, Please.

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      April 24, 2014 10:40 AM

      I liked Gone Home. Thought it was very well done for an indie game. I did have issue with some of the misdirection and the ending. Felt a bit let down by that.

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        April 24, 2014 10:42 AM

        That's weird. It got cut off. Anyway, I meant to say the misdirection and the ending let me down a bit.

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          April 24, 2014 2:32 PM

          misdirection? You mean the lack of ghosts? And the ending I thought wrapped up all the plot ends, albeit in a very feel-good manner

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            April 24, 2014 2:40 PM

            No, I mean the conspiracy theory stuff and the Satanic connection.

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              April 24, 2014 3:27 PM

              The JFK books? Those were used to provide clues to the father's abuse-as-a-child, and his eventual recovery. You lost me at Satan. There were some candles in the attic, but I don't recall pentagrams etc

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                April 24, 2014 10:41 PM

                There was the whole story line about the previous owner of the house.

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                  April 25, 2014 12:27 AM

                  wasn't that just kids having fun trying to talk to the dead?

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