Designing with Teens, For Teens

Designing with Teens, For Teens

In October 2019, iThrive Games partnered with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School to offer our Game Design Studio Program to juniors in Geo Ortega’s Design and Visual Arts program. Madison Park Technical Vocational High School is Boston’s only public career...
Tabletop RPGs and Learning to Live with Failure

Tabletop RPGs and Learning to Live with Failure

If I can be completely honest, I used to be and I still am not the best at boss fights.  In platformers, I squirm at difficult timing or a misplaced jump that resets the entire fight, and in RPGs, I repeatedly forget to stock up on healing items before a difficult...
Meet Our New Teen Blogger!

Meet Our New Teen Blogger!

The iThrive Games Foundation prepares teens to thrive by meeting them where they are and working in partnership towards a world where all have the voice, choice, and agency to reach their full potential.  We are thrilled to introduce you to our latest teen blogger,...
The Journal of Games, Self, and Society

The Journal of Games, Self, and Society

Encouraging interdisciplinary research, conversation, and community around how games, game design, and gameplay contribute to a deeper understanding of learning, health, and humanity   The Journal of Games, Self, & Society is a peer-reviewed journal created...
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