We love learning, and games are an amazing way to learn.

From Oregon Trail to flight simulators to MineCraft — many of us have been impacted by games.

That’s why we started Adroit Studios. Housed in the School of Information Science and Learning Technology with Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD-level education in Serious Gaming, Instructional Design and Gaming Design; our team has the tools to build engaging games and make a true impact on learning.

combining teaching and game-building

While working on several educational gaming research projects, including Mission Hydro Sci, vSchool, and iSocial we have found that usually there are people who build games, and of course people who teach — but rarely those who do both. So Adroit was born — a serious game studio that serves the long-term needs of education, wellness, training, research, and other industries.

Meet the Team

Joe Griffin

Founding Director

  • 15 Years of Serious Gaming Experience
  • Bachelors in Computer Science / Master’s in Instructional Design / PhD Student
  • Favorite Games: Metroid, World of Warcraft, Dark Souls, Legend of Zelda

Academic Partners

rose marra

Director / Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri

Victoria Mondelli

Founding Director
Teaching for Learning Center and Assistant Teaching Professor in ELPA

danielle oprean

Assistant Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri

Xinhao XU

Assistant Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri

Christi Bergin

Associate Dean
Educational, School & Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri

Kale Monk

Assistant Professor
Human Development & Family Science at the University of Missouri

Katie Essing

Assistant Teaching Professor
Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri

Amber Vennum

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Human Sciences at Kansas State University

Sean Goggins

Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri

Troy Sadler

Professor
School of Education at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wes Bonifay

Associate Professor
Educational, School & Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri

Janine Stichter

Professor
Special Education at the University of Missouri

Technology

Organizations

IGDA - International Game Developers Association Logo

Our Process

We have honed the process of making high-impact games.

Learn More About the Adroit Studios Process

Learn more about the amazing things we’ve gotten to work on.