Video games that prevent violence among teens

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Atlanta, GA, July 3, 2014 - Jennifer Ann's Group continues using video games to stop violence. The nonprofit organization announces the winners of its seventh annual "Life. Love. Game Design Challenge" and also the results of its first game jam.

The Life.Love. Game Design Challenge has received worldwide attention since 2008 with the provocative challenge: "can you design a game about Teen Dating Violence without using violence in the game itself" receiving coverage from NPR, Polygon, Newsweek, The Morning Show, Huffington Post, Fast Company's Co.Exist and more.

Winners of the 7th Annual Life.Love. Game Design Challenge

Summer Game Jam in Atlanta and Moscow

In addition to its annual contest, Jennifer Ann's Group also recently sponsored its first-ever game jam. The 2014 Jennifer Ann's Group Summer Game Jam was held jointly in Atlanta and Moscow over the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. The focus of the game jam was emotional health and wellness issues affecting teenagers. Between the two sites there was a total of 50 participants comprising 10 teams. The winning games from the game jam are: "Support" from the U.S. and "HackSpace" from Russia. The winning games are available at: