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 […]read more
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 […]read more
Games for Personal Growth: A Design Process
07/11/17 Brie Code
“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 […]read more
Seeking Contributors: Special Issue of Well Played
07/5/17 Heidi McDonald
UPDATE: Aug. 23, 2017. Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 1, 2017. 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 […]read more
Officially Introducing Our New Name and Logo!
06/28/17 Michelle Bertoli
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 […]read more
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