iThrive Game Design Kits spark inspiration for designing fun and engaging games for players to build strengths for thriving. We created the kits to be flexible and example-rich, offering possibilities for innovative design.

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Mental Health

Our mental health design kit provides guidance for integrating mental health themes into game designs.

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Zest

Zestful emotions like enthusiasm and determination help us open our minds to new ideas and possibilities.

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Optimism

Optimism fuels how we explain life's events and we can support it by challenging pessimistic thoughts.

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Purpose

Determining our purpose and values in life is important for developing a consistent sense of self.

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Curiosity

Curiosity motivates us to explore our world and new ones, pay close attention, and think critically.

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an instinctual response, one that is “hardwired” to keep our relationships healthy. 

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Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset means believing that you and others are capable of change, learning, and growth. 

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Gratitude

Showing gratitude strengthens our relationships, and feeling grateful motivates us to be more giving.

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Kindness

Kindness means treating others in a generous and considerate way without expecting anything in return.

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Empathy

Empathy means feeling what others feel and using our knowledge of others to guide the way we treat them.

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Cooperation

Cooperation means casting self-interest aside and working within a collective to reach shared goals.

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