Bio Eats World

Bio x Games: Is a Fun, Therapeutic Game Possible?

Episode Summary

It’s a Bio+Health fund x Games fund crossover! Bio+Health general partner Vijay Pande discusses the overlap between games and bio with Games general partner Jon Lai.

Episode Notes

Can a game be both fun and therapeutic? Vijay Pande, the first employee at Naughty Dog Software and a current Bio+Health general partner at a16z, joins Jon Lai, a Games general partner, and Olivia Webb, the editorial lead for Bio+Health at a16z, to discuss this question. We talk about what constitutes a game, how games and bio can intersect, and what we called the “healthy dessert” problem — the challenge of building a game that’s both fun and therapeutic.

Additional reading discussed during the episode: