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Shadow's Edge (AR) - Building Resilience and Sharing Empathy Through Gaming

Give people all over the world the power to build emotional resilience and help each other through meaningful connection.

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The mission of Shadow’s Edge AR is to give people all over the world the power to build emotional resilience and help each other through meaningful connection. Our game is the AR implementation of the original Shadow’s Edge mobile game (www.ShadowsEdge.com), which was inspired by the journaling book, Digging Deep.


What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

We feel that connection outside of the classroom should be a goal. Connection through emotional healing will enable increased health security. Sharing empathy through art and helpful messages with those struggling with a dark period in their life will give each person the opportunity to be a hero.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

During my life I faced periods of trauma and didn't know where to turn. Later in life I begun therapy and learned that there is always help for those that need it. In university I studied mechanical engineering, where I learned the value of large systems. 

Human behavior is a delicate system, and in such I thought to enable knowledge with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). I begun research with neonates in a University Lab on how AI and biometrics can be combined to recognize cognitive issues at birth. 

This inspired me to found Ent3rtainCo and begin working with the creators of the original Shadow's Edge mobile game. Our goal is to ramp up health security, and the inherent connectivity in such, across the globe by creating Shadow's Edge AR enhanced with AI to recognize physical/mental issues and share with the user that help is always available.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

Washington, DC

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Hi, I'm very functional in my approach to life. Perhaps i don't acknowledge the role emotions and feelings matter but I think that perhaps we could learn from each other. My idea is a written word invention tool: bad, good, if I, we should. I've used it in hundreds of situations with children parents, professionals. Any tool which helps people positively claw their way out of passivity or helplessness can only be a good thing. I'm not too young!