Games with Purpose was created to showcase the best games that do more than just entertain.
It will feature an ever-growing selection of learning, serious, news, social impact and meaningful games. Our aim is to recognise those that most successfully blend fun, quality and objectives with a view to help new audiences discover and play them.
This isn’t a definitive list. We’re constantly on the lookout for great games – If you love a game submit it here
Got a question? We’ve got answers. If we’ve missed one, drop us a line and we’ll do what we can to answer you.
Q1. My game is awesome, how come it’s not on the list?
If your game isn’t on the site yet, then maybe we haven’t seen it. Submit it and we’ll take a look. If we love it, rest assured we’ll feature it. BUT – we don’t feature everything. All the games we include need to be the best of the best, with the perfect combination of quality, fun and objectives! It’s a hard thing to achieve, which is why we want to share the ones that we think get it right.
Q2. What gives you the right to judge?
Good question. Games with Purpose is labour of love from the London-based gamed studio Preloaded. We spend a lot of time making AND playing games that do more than just entertain, and want to share the best ones we find. As time goes on, as well as the core team, our plan is to invite guest reviewers from the industry to get involved and participate in the selection process. Watch this space!
Q3. How do you make money from the site?
Short answer – we don’t. At least, not directly. Our hope is that as people see what is possible in the area of games with purpose, demand for quality will rise, and more great content will be developed to serve the growing need and desire for games that do more than just entertain. Which means the industry will grow and we all win.
Q4. What if it’s an app rather than a game – does it still qualify?
Sometimes it can be a fine line between a game and a ‘gamified experience’, so we’re open to suggestion. If the overall product is fun and playful then it stands a good chance!
Q5. Can I submit a game I’ve played, even if I didn’t make it?
Yes please! We’d love to see the games you really rate. If we love them too, then we’ll feature them. Don’t worry about contacting the game developer – we can do that.
Q6. This site is great, how can I get involved?
First off, tell everyone you know about how great it is! We really want to share the love, so letting people know where they can find the best games with purpose is a great way of helping. Also, if you know of any great games out there that you think qualify for the site, get them over to us pronto! As time goes on, we’ve got big plans about developing the site, adding new layers of content and comment, all of which we’ll need help to do. We’ll keep you posted on developments.
Q7. I don’t agree with your selection! What can I do about it?
That’s a shame, but having different views is what makes us individuals. It’s great to be passionate about these kinds of games, so we’d love to get your feedback. Whilst we can’t respond to everyone, we do read everything and will take on board your comments which could result in games being added (or removed) if we think you’re right. This is an important space and we welcome your feedback!