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Playing for higher purposes.

Play Higher uses virtual reality and gaming for higher purposes. Join our quest to make higher opportunities accessible to all!

What is Play Higher?

We use play to connect people with higher education, to elevate people to higher career opportunities, and to bring higher functioning to our communities as a result.

Play Higher for Behavioral Health

Play a game about a day-in-the-life of a behavioral health social worker.

Play Higher - Play your way to your future career!

Play Higher is an initiative from the WVU School of Social Work. Watch the video for a sneak peek into a virtual reality game created for a behavioral health career pipeline. Behavioral health social workers can become therapists, but also much more! Learn about the career pathways and college degrees that will get you there.

Project Goals



We create virtual and extended reality games to train students for their work in the field. 

Teacher talking to students


Using innovative technologies and modalities, we apply gamification to career exploration and development.



Through simulation, we introduce users to novel educational environments.



Our games target a broad audience for greatest outreach and impact.

Want to Play?

Use the sign-up form to find out how to bring the game exhibit to your group or classroom.

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Contact to get more information on the project.

WVSCA Presentation Slides


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