1,000 must be the magic number of late. Two game designers have posted $1000 rewards for their game projects. Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College and Director of the Tiltfactor Laboratory, is asking Dartmouth students to propose to take on one of five game projects.

Students who develop one of these games for Tiltfactor (with ample feedback from us) up to a working, fun, usable prototype will receive a Tiltfactor Fellowship, which comes with an honorarium of $1,000.

Jane McGonigal of Avant Game is seeking game assistants to help run EVOKE, a World Bank Institute funded “10-week crash course in changing the world:”

The goal of the game is to help empower young people all over the world, and especially young people in Africa, to come up with creative solutions to our most pressing problems: hunger, poverty, disease, war and oppression, water access, education, climate change.

Both projects sound challenging and fun. Why not apply and see what happens?

tiltfactor announces game design fellowships

URGENT EVOKE: help us run a 10-week crash course in changing the world