Welcome to Beyond Gameplay!

Why, out of all the psychological constructs, are game designers drawn to empathy?

We hope you enjoy listening to Beyond Gameplay! To stay up to date on the most recent episodes, you can subscribe to our podcast using your podcast service provider of choice. Listen to the most recent episode in the Stitcher web player or find us on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, or your service provider of choice.

Beyond Gameplay is a show where humanity is the core mechanic. Each episode is a quest to answer a core curiosity, what lives on when the game is turned off?

iThrive Games is committed to listening to, learning from, and amplifying diverse perspectives and experiences. In this podcast, we intend to showcase voices that otherwise might not have the opportunity to be heard by handing them the mic – literally. Educators, mental health professionals, industry scholars, funders, and teens alike will all be able to gain valuable knowledge from this podcast as we strive to amplify research and encourage conversations that surround games being designed and used to explore and promote humanity.

Beyond Gameplay is a way for us to bring together people from diverse fields and areas of expertise in hopes that they’ll start to work in an interdisciplinary way and contribute to this burgeoning field!

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