The Republia Times scores two Games for Change 2013 nods

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 14 May 2013 04:07 GMT

The finalists for the 2013 Games for Change awards have been announced, with one title scoring two nominations.

As listed on the festival’s website, The Republia Times has players working as the editor of a newspaper, attempting to portray the fictional country of Republia in a positive light. It was the only title to score two nominations, winning a nod for Best Gameplay and Most Significant Impact.

The 2013 Games for Change festival takes place from June 17-19. The Festival’s intent it to explore, promote and highlight game design wich brings about positive effect in the world through education, communication or other means.

  • Most Innovative
    – Blindside
    Developer: Epicycle / Platform: Mac, PC, iOS
    – Jewish Time Jump – New York
    Developer: ConverJent / Platform: iOS
    – Nevermind
    Developer: Team Nevermind / Platform: PC
  • Most Significant Impact
    – Data Dealer
    Developer: Cuteacute Media OG / Platform: Online browser
    – Eskom Energy Planner
    Developer: Formula D Interactive / Platform: Online browser
    – The Republia Times
    Developer: Lucas Pope / Platform: Web
  • Best Gameplay
    – Quandary, nominated for
    Developer: Learning Games Network / Platform: Mac, PC, Web
    – Reach for the Sun
    Developer: Filament Games / Platform: Web
    – The Republia Times
    Developer: Lucas Pope / Platform: Web

Thanks, GamePolitics.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



Formula D Interactive

Games For Change

Games For Change Festival

  • Games for Change 10th annual festival dated, tickets on sale

    The Games for Change festival will be held this year June 17-19. Tickets are now on sale. A schedule of panels for the 10th annual new York event, which focuses the “positive social impact of games,” can be found here. General admission will run you $550 for the entire event, but non-profit and government employees […]

  • Valve says it is interested in Wii U

    Gabe Newell has said Valve is interested in Wii U as it “fits better” into the firm’s “scalability model,” than the original Wii.