Exploring both positive & negative

impacts of gaming on wellbeing


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Student workshop

Student Workshops

How to balance gaming with other responsibilities in life.

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Parent Seminars

Parent Seminars

Keep gaming positive and healthy in your home.

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professional development in the impact of gaming

Professional development

Understand the impact gaming has on children and young people.

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Consultancy on gaming


We help organisations connect to and work with gamers.

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re-engagement programs for gamers

Re-engagement Programs

Creating connections to formal education pathways for at-risk youth.

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Tools and tips to earn about and manage gaming

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doctor and counsellor in streets of my town


The Institute of Games creates is the development studio of Streets of My Town; a social impact game that builds mental health resilience.

About Streets of My Town

‘Streets of My Town’ is a social impact game that educates young people about the support services in their local community. Players discover solutions to common youth issues and explore the benefits of seeking help early.

Having played through these virtual situations, young people are more confident to reach out when needed. Since the game is customized to each local area, the learning is immediately relatable and applicable.


This student-lead, 10 week program explores game design, programming, esports, game art, narrative design, level design, and much more…

We use student’s passion for gaming to spark and open the pathways to building a career in this thriving industry.

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We work with schools, organisations and government



Kew High School, Balwyn High School, Wellington High School, Glen Waverley High, Peninsula School, Parkdale Secondary College, Emmanuel College, Oakwood School, Nepean Special School, Peninsula Grammar, Camberwell High, Fitzroy High, Spensley Street Primary, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Berengarra School, Mountain District Learning Centre, Leongatha College, Xavier College, Trinity College, Balwyn High School, Parkdale Secondary College, St-Josephs College, Baimbridge College, Casterton Primary School, Casterton Secondary School, Good Shepherd College and many more.


Headspace, Gambler’s Help, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, EACH, Alanah and Madeline Foundation, Frankston / Doncaster / Northcote Library, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Diversitat,  Interactive Gaming and Entertainment Association, Banyule Community Health, IPC Health, Jesuit Social Services, Carers Victoria, Stawell Community Health, Turning Point, BIG Esports, The Geelong Project, Link Inc, KidsThrive, Cairnmillar Institute, Carers Victoria, Connect Health and Community Services, Barwon Community and Youth Foundation, Anglicare, Good Shepherd, Latrobe Community Health, Kildonan, and many more.

Local Government

City of Boroondara, City of Frankston, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Whitehorse, City of Monash, City of Glen Eira, City of Geelong, City of Stonnington, City of Hobson Bay, City of Bendigo, City of Knox, City of Maroondah, City of Maribyrnong, Shire of South Gippsland, City of Casey.