Power-up for life

using serious games & gamifications

0000 Realizedpower-ups

The road to a million power-ups!
8D Games employs the power of play to teach children and young adults about life skills. For example: learning how to stand up for yourself, being open to new experiences and taking good care of your body and mind. All our projects bring about positive change. We are mainly active in education, the social domain and health care.

Each power-up brings the player closer to unlocking a healthy and happy life. For some, a power-up is completing a bike ride after a period of inactivity; for others it is about finding the courage to discuss a difficult subject during an educational board game.

Take a look at our finished projects!

Can you improve social skills through gaming?


Practice game for children with autism

Gaming to improve your social skills: at first glance, it does not seem a logical combination. Yet it can be very pleasant and effective to start practising in a ‘digital’ world, where it doesn’t matter if something goes wrong once in a while. This is proven by the serious game SoVaTass, a serious game for children with autism.

The game SoVaTass was developed as part of a larger research project led by Dr. Job van ‘t Veer, lecturer in Digital Innovation in Care & Welfare at NHL Stenden.

Serious game

Can virtual reality support healthcare professionals?

In collaboration with Leeuwarden Medical Centre, we are working on a virtual reality training course on resuscitating newborn babies especially for healthcare professionals.
Serious game

Game on sexual health

Shkorey (‘darling’ in Tigrinya) is developing a digital game environment that provides Eritrean newcomers to the Netherlands with information on the human body, sexuality, birth care and raising small children…

How do you develop soft skills in teenagers?

Success in the workplace often requires more than just professional knowledge and skills. You also so-called ‘soft skills’, such as communicating well and organising your work productively. How can we…

Looking for behavioural change?

Launch your project together with us. We will work together with you, your target audience, and all involved to establish a solid foundation for your game or gamification. More competence, less risk.

Give us your problems

(and not your solutions)

Want an innovative solution to your problems? But you have no idea where to start? Perfectly fine! This gives us the opportunity to be involved from the very start of your project. Contact us for a free of charge introductory meeting to clear things right up.

Questions? Need a sparring partner?

Call 058 843 57 57

Mail johan@8d-games.nl

Johan likes to think along!

“Thanks to their ‘fun’ factor, games can be a very nice way to start the dialogue in an accessible way and in this way stimulate multidisciplinary cooperation. If those games can also be played online, any logistical and organizational barriers will also be removed. For our project, that was the perfect combination.“

Case: eZoon

Dr. Nienke Beerlage-de Jong

Assistent Professor

“Very professional and very patient team, who can communicate well even in contradictory situations.”

Case: ACBC

Csilla Lazar

Spektrum Educational Center Foundation

“While playing the games, the patients were much less aware of their complaints, so they moved more freely. Shifting the focus clearly offers opportunities. In this case, the name ‘serious gaming’ is incorrect: it makes the exercises less serious and takes the sting out of it.“

Lise Beumeler

Promovenda Rijksunversiteit Groningen (Campus Fryslân)

“I have only positive things to say about the collaboration with 8D-Games. They have created games with high level of quality. We are collaborating for the ACBC project and their contribution is very important.”

Case: ACBC

Maria Skoufi

Senior Project Management

Choose your player

All our expertise under one roof

We are a motley crew of characters with all our unique sets of skills. This way we’re ready to facy (almost) any challenge! From splendid digital games to boardgames, card games, and even course material.

Maarten Stevens
Johan van der Meulen
Innovation Director
Stella van Zanten
Software Engineer
Jet van der Sluis
Product Owner
Giel Hekkert
Creative director
Nicole van den Berg
Copywriter & Contentmarketeer
Jeanneau Boons
Bas Altenburg
Product Owner & Game Designer
Sietse Hoekstra
Lead Software Engineer
Stephan Burghout
Product Owner
Joyce van der Zon
Allround Game Artist
Sven Snoek
Marketeer & Accountmanager Europa
Edwin ten Wolde
Concept Artist
Ansgar Glup
Software Engineer
Inge Hettinga
Multimedia Specialist
Bart van Ruiten
Multimedia Specialist
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