Concept Art of Lazuli

Hi there! This is Irene, artist from IJKL Studio : )  I’m here to share some (hopefully) interesting facts about our game concept art and characters. So let’s start with… why “Lazuli” ?  Lazuli is originally a Persian word, meaning “blue”. This is the one colour that encompasses more meanings in history: it could meanContinue reading “Concept Art of Lazuli”

That’s a Wrap: Lessons from G4C

The 2020 Games for Change (G4C) Virtual Festival officially ended last week, and boy, was that an incredible experience for IJKL Studio! At first, we really didn’t know what to expect when it came to running our virtual booth. We had assumed our booth would be static, when in fact, we were able to presentContinue reading “That’s a Wrap: Lessons from G4C”

App: Wysa

Wysa is a global leader in AI-driven mental health support, combining the easy anonymity of chatting with an AI bot with clinically validated therapeutic interventions.  Rated by ORCHA as the top mental health app from a clinical safety and usability perspective, Wysa has been the featured app on Google Play worldwide on World Mental HealthContinue reading “App: Wysa”

Podcast: Breaking Modern Loneliness

Ari Leff, a.k.a Singer/Songwriter/Producer Lauv, gets real in this episodic podcast about human relationships and mental health, joined by health professionals and other musical artists. There are only three episodes up on Spotify so far, but hopefully more to come! In the meantime, here’s the track that inspired this podcast:

Brochure: Coping with Loneliness

Loneliness is an experience that means our current close relationships don’t meet our needs. Despite the name, you don’t always have to be alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can come up whenever we feel alone, unwanted, or isolated. Loneliness can come up when: We’re around a lot of people but feel like we don’t quiteContinue reading “Brochure: Coping with Loneliness”

Journal: Loneliness and Social Connection

Loneliness is the sense of feeling alone. While some people who are lonely are physically separated from others, we can be around others and still feel lonely when important connections are missing. We may feel lonely for different reasons and experience loneliness in our own ways, but loneliness is always painful. Research increasingly shows that loneliness isContinue reading “Journal: Loneliness and Social Connection”

IJKL Studio Origins

Hello World! We are IJKL Studio, a group of classmates and friends from the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, BC. Our team currently consists of Irene, Jaclynn, Kun, and Lam (IJKL). You can read more about what we each do here. Regarding our studio name –Continue reading “IJKL Studio Origins”

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