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We design, develop and publish story-driven meaningful games, in and across all media, featuring local artists.
Our games blur traditional boundaries, marrying entertainment, education and art.
We also offer Playful Design consulting services to select organizations to help them build authentic, sustainable communities. We believe that more playful work is more satisfying work and that a more playful life is a better life.
Play is a universal, social activity. Games, and other forms of play are forms of expression that, like film, books, television and theater, can provide thought-provoking, emotional, transformative and entertaining experiences. To link people everywhere to their local communities, economies & histories through play.
Our mission is three-fold:
- Community Impact:
To help nurture, support and anchor a thriving games industry & related creative economy ecosystem in Oregon. Studies show that every professional game development job generates four additional local jobs in related goods and services.
- Social Impact:
To use high production-value, interactive popular entertainment to promote critical thinking, civics & social responsibility —without sacrificing fun. To broaden the emotional & moral spectrum of games. To link people everywhere to their local communities, economies & histories through play.
- Market Impact:
To satisfy a need for grownup gamers with mortgages and families, who lack the time for hardcore games, but aren’t satisfied with casual trivia or farming games.
Think Global. Play Local.™