Within the second episode of our new podcast Found, our visitor is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based mostly out of Toronto that has its roots within the recreation trade, however that’s taking a radically completely different method to designing interactive experiences based mostly on a historically-overlooked motivating paradigm known as ‘tend-and-befriend,’ an alternative choice to the ‘fight-or-flight’ response geared toward by most AAA recreation studios.
Code’s startup developed #SelfCare, a cell app that encourages customers to discover a wide range of interactive experiences that should do greater than merely encourage them to interact in aggressive habits both with different gamers, or with computer-controlled antagonists. The motivation for creating this type of factor for Code got here from recognizing its absence within the current market, and figuring out an enormous demand hole that simply wasn’t being addressed. Constructing on her experience within the recreation trade engineering interactions for non-player characters (NPCs) and her exploration of educational analysis with regards to ‘tend-and-befriend,’ Code set as much as construct a venture-scalable enterprise to outline a brand new class of leisure.
TRU LUV’s first touchpoint with customers could also be its app, however the startup has massive ambitions that reach all the best way to a bigger mission of “therapeutic our relationship with know-how.” Chatting with the founder behind that pursuit reveals how deeply that mission runs each together with her, and her startup.
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