We have kicked off 2019 with a website redesign! Our shiny, user-friendly website features a new look and new content. Our mission remains the same.

iThrive Games Foundation works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health.

Our website — with dedicated information hubs — makes it easier to navigate our tools, articles, and resources. Are you a game developer? Maybe you want to learn about mental health and games? How about using games in education? Explore all of these resources in a new, easy-to-navigate layout.

We also have grown our design guide section from five to TEN! We culled the research and interviewed game designers to pull together intel on how to design for a set of skills critical for resilience. In addition to empathy, kindness, cooperation, growth mindset, and curiosity, we’ve added gratitude, purpose, forgiveness, optimism, and zest.

Our new website has tons of tools for educators. Check out the “resources” section for our educator’s guide to What Remains of Edith Finch (the game itself is currently free through Epic), Ten Things To Know When Designing for Teens, and a host of other expert-written long-form articles. Here, you can also find our curated games catalog which highlights compelling games that support teen habits for thriving.

Finally, check out our game prototypes catalog, full of games that were created at iThrive Game Jams, inspired by our strengths-based approach.

This website launch includes even more on mental health and games. Featured articles include this one on our Critical Strengths Engine and 3 Mental Health Tropes That Need to Die. We also have extended reads on topics like how games foster teens’ social and emotional skills, and so much more.

So poke around the website and let us know what you think!

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