About iThrive Games
iThrive Games collaborates with game developers, tests games with teens, and provides resources to foster teen thriving through gameplay.
The potential for video games to empower teens has been largely overlooked even though video games allow for players to stretch their skills, take risks, and explore who they are and who they want to be. iThrive Games is a team of social and emotional learning experts, psychologists, and game developers that works to address this oversight through collaborations with game studios as well as teen development and positive psychology experts. The iThrive Games team embraces teens’ love of video games, and explores how great games can empower teens to discover and use their unique strengths, unlock their potential, and take charge of their well-being.
Games for Personal Growth: A Design Process
“When I think of my friends saying they want to ‘grow and change’ from the media they consume, I know they would find games designed around developing their strengths to be rewarding.” – Brie Code Editor’s note: We were lucky to have Brie Code at our February 2017 design hive in Anaheim, CA. She told […]
Seeking Contributors: Special Issue of Well Played
iThrive Games, in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon’s ETC Press, has released a call for submissions for a special peer-reviewed issue of the Well Played journal. We have recruited a team of highly respected game academics from around the United States to review papers submitted to us by September 1, 2017. Papers can be data-driven or […]
Officially Introducing Our New Name and Logo!
At the root of iThrive Games is a focus on strengths and the power of play to support learning and growth, especially in teens. Over the past few months, we’ve been revisiting how we convey that message through our visual brand. When Dorothy Batten first founded our organization in 2014, we went by iThrive. Our […]
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