Games for Personal Growth: A Design Process
I love video games, deeply. Video games have been a resource for me at key moments of my life. They have been a safe space for relaxation, for meditation, for introspection, for identity experimentation, and overall, for growth.
But most of my friends don’t like video games. In fact, when I talk with my friends, their biggest misconception about video games is that games are a waste of time and don’t help them grow or change.
At my company, Tru Luv, we’re making games with the intention of repairing this misconception. First, each project is designed with someone who doesn’t like video games. This helps us break out of geek culture. And second, each project is designed with personal growth at its core.