ADVANCING THE WAY
GAMES ADVANCE US

The iThrive Games Foundation works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health.  We strive to foster and enhance empathy, creative thinking, problem-solving, and other social and emotional skills using games.

We apply co-design, evidence-based practices, and systems thinking to drive innovation around games as a medium for change, growth, and exploration of self and the wider world. We embrace diverse perspectives and believe in building supportive, inclusive, and equitable communities.

Our team of social and emotional learning experts, game developers, psychologists, and mental health professionals collaborates and co-designs with teens, game developers, publishers, studios, and universities to create meaningful and equitable game-based learning experiences. We partner both with teens and the people and organizations who impact the gameful spaces they inhabit.

Video games have been a resource for me at key moments of my life. They have been a safe space for relaxation, for meditation, for introspection, for identity experimentation, and overall, for growth.”

Brie Code, CEO & Creative Director of Tru Luv Media

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The Power of Teens

iThrive co-designs games with teens, educators, mental health experts, and professional game developers to discover how play and design can empower teens to thrive. But why do we care about teens? First of all, we know teens face tremendous pressures. Just a few of...

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