Making a Game in One Hour: The Power of Our Choices

09/12/17 Belinda Zoller

Editor’s note: At iThrive Games, we’re always curious about how video games—playing them and making them—can support personal growth and transformation, especially for teens and young adults just venturing out on their life’s path. Here, guest author Belinda Zoller, community manager for Extra Credits, reflects on a game design project that delivered meaningful insight…and fueled […]

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Heidi McDonald Has Been Promoted to Senior Creative Director of iThrive Games

08/29/17 iThrive Games

We are pleased to announce that Heidi McDonald was promoted from Creative Director to Senior Creative Director of iThrive Games, effective July 1, 2017. In her new role, Heidi uses her natural zest and creativity to lead our organization’s strategy for partnering with game developers and scholars across the world, spurring the production of meaningful […]

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Putting It in Context: Using Commercial Video Games in Education

08/8/17 Paul Darvasi

Editor’s note: As teens head back to school, we’re putting the focus on how one inventive and passionate educator makes commercial video games (as well as games of his own invention) a vibrant part of his teaching approach. Paul Darvasi teaches high school English at Royal St. George’s Academy in Toronto, Canada. *** I’m a […]

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Psychology and Game Design: One Possible Future Path

07/18/17 Ian Schreiber

“Is flow the only concept from positive psychology that…help[s] us design better games regardless of our motives for doing so? Or is it just the only one that the game design community has discovered so far?” – Ian Schreiber Editor’s note: Ian Schreiber joined iThrive Games for our October 2016 design hive, where he learned […]

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Come See iThrive Games at IPPA and Serious Play!

07/13/17 Michelle Bertoli

iThrive Games is excited to have a presence at two conferences this month. From Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16, Michelle Bertoli will be at the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Fifth World Congress (Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada). She’ll present a poster on iThrive Games’ theory of change for how games can […]

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