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

From flight simulators, to Oregon Trail, to Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing — many of us have been impacted by games.

That’s why our founders — Joe Griffin and Justin Sigoloff — started Adroit Studios. With Master’s and PhD-level education in Serious Gaming, Instructional Design and Gaming Design, they and their team have the tools to build engaging games and make a true impact on learning.

combining teaching and game-building

While working on their Ph.D.’s at the University of Missouri’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, Joe and Justin were able to develop games for several academic research projects, including iSocial and Mission Hydro Sci.

They 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 academic research and other industries.

Meet the Team

Joe Griffin

Co-Founder / Tech Director

  • 10 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

justin sigoloff

Co-Founder / Creative Director

  • 5 Years of Serious Gaming Experience
  • Master’s in Media Literacy, English Education and Instructional Design / PhD Student
  • Favorite Games: Mass Effect (except for the last one), Dragon Age (except for the last one), NOT Skyrim

Academic Partners

rose marra

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

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

Our Technology

Our Process

With a combined 15 years of experience, we’ve honed the process of making high-impact learning games.

Learn More About the Adroit Studios Process

Learn more about our people and the amazing things they’ve accomplished.