I’m happy to report that I’m at Northwest Media designing interventions for social good based on learning games, We’ve got a number of projects on the go:
- VSG, a Sims-RPG hybrid game designed to help at-risk kids, especially foster teens, realize the need to develop life skills before jumping into the real world. It’s a NIH-funded SBIR Phase II, and we’ve got most of a year left to finish.
- InTouch, a serious game that aims to help foster and birth parents develop a form of mentalization called “Parental Reflective Functioning”.
It’s exciting stuff that combines innovation, simple execution of what is known, and all for social good. Nice!