How Disney Emoji Blitz Helped Me Combat Anxiety

A 2018 study led by Ohio State University College of Pharmacy researchers found a significant improvement in depression and anxiety symptoms among those who played a mobile game that teaches skills to combat depression and anxiety. This presentation combines Radakovich’s neuroscience and game design expertise with Lucas’ lived experience and narrative design expertise to identify ways that mobile games can aid mental health treatment, using Disney Emoji Blitz as a case study.


Alexandra M. Lucas, Boyan Radakovich