APRIL 2022

7 Generation Games: Where Creativity and Critical Thinking Collide – SciTech MN highlights 7 Generation Games and intern Luna Xiong, which was hired through their SciTech Program.

SDPB Native American Studies Resources – Making Camp: Lakota and Making Camp: Dakota are featured as educational resources by South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


Kids Asking Questions: Game Developer & Kids Asking Questions: Game Tester– 7 Generation Games was featured as part of JJ’s Playhouse Children’s Museum in Atlanta’s “Kids Asking Questions” series.


100 People to Know in 2022 – Maria Burns Ortiz, CEO of 7 Generation Games has been recognized as one of the Twin Cities Business Magazine’s “100 People to know in 2022”.


Juegos De Matemáticas Gratis Para Niños – Maria Burns Ortiz de 7 Generation Games habla con Kirk Gimenez de Xizzle TV sobre nuestros juegos bilingües.

Free Math Games For Hispanic & Indigenous Children – Maria Burns Ortiz, CEO of 7 Generation Games, talks about their dedication to helping Hispanic and Indigenous children.

Ed Heads PodCast: Do videogames belong in the classroom? – Maria Burns Ortiz and AnnMaria De Mars discuss screen time and the benefits of educational games with podcast hosts Dan Conn and Chelsie Hultz.

Founder Series – AnnMaria De Mars, 7 Generation Games – RBL1 Live – Rebel One – Accelerating Impact Founders & Investors.


101 Top Minnesota Education Companies and Startups of 2021 – 7 Generation Games has been showcased as one of the best Minnesota-based Education Companies.


Meet Minne Inno’s 2021 Blazer Award Winners – 7 Generation Games is named the 2021 Blazer Award Winner for Education by Minne Inno, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s news outlet focused on the startup scene.

JULY 2021

Teaching and Reaching those Frequently ‘Left Behind’ – Scott Elliot of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) writes about 7 Generation Games and our work to reach schools left behind by Silicon Valley.

JUNE 2021

Minne Inno’s 2021 Fire Awards – 7 Generation Games received a Fire Award in the Education category from Minne Inno, recognizing the company as one of the the top early-stage tech companies in the state of Minnesota.

Forbes Next 1000 – Maria Burns Ortiz. 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz was named to Forbes Next 1000 list, honoring small business owners and startup founders across the country. She was recognized among the 250 entrepreneurs selected for the list’s Summer Class, spotlighting leaders “emerging from the pandemic and poised to meet the moment.”

From Interns to Developers: Opportunities Abound at 7 Generation Games. To stay on top of this growing workload, CEO Maria Burns Ortiz was eager to expand her team and turned once again to the SciTech Internship Program.

MAY 2021

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight – May edition. Google picked 30 Android developers from around the world to feature this year on its Android Developers blog, and 7 Generation Games lead Android developer Gonzalo Serrano was one of the developers selected.

Close the math gap for Native American, Latino, & rural-area kids. 7 Generation Games’ CEO Maria Burns Ortiz joins Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO’s Real Talk With Roshini to talk about how 7 Generation Games 40K active users in schools & homes across the US are improving math scores. 

Closing the math gap for students with Videogames – On the Tech.MN podcast, Maria Burns Ortiz, CEO and Co-founder of 7 Generation Games, discusses how games can help teach and using technology to create more equity in education.

7 Generation Games incorporates indigenous culture into education – 7 Generation Games and the Growing Math project are profiled in this Minot Daily News article. (Click here for Spanish)

APRIL 2021

Indigenous educator creates video game curriculum to teach SD students Lakota, Dakota culture and math – The Growing Math project is highlighted in the Argus Leader.

Career & Workplace: The Future of Work – 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz talks about the work-from-home process and what should happen next.

2021 40 Under 40: Maria Burns Ortiz drives success at 7 Generation Games – As one of the Minnesota/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2021 40 under 40, 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz is highlighted.

Fun and Culturally Based Video Games Boost Math Skills During the Pandemic – 7 Generation Games’ CEO Maria Burns Ortiz and Director of Regional Partnerships Juliana Taken Alive talk to Leah Lemm of Minnesota Native News’ “COVID-19 Community Conversations” about 7 Generation Games and the Growing Math project.

Why Building Product for Underserved Communities is a Massive Opportunity –  In this podcast, Maria Burns Ortiz, Co-Founder, and CEO of 7 Generation Games talks about the importance of building video games that close the math skills gap found in underrepresented communities.

7 Generation Games Expands Platform – 7 Generation Games’ CEO Maria Burns Ortiz and Growing Math Project Director Juliana Taken Alive talk with Minnesota Native News.

By All Means with Maria Burns Ortiz – 7 Generation Games’ CEO Maria Burns Ortiz talks with Twin Cities Business’ By All Means Podcast.


MSPBJ’s complete list of 2021 40 Under 40 honorees – 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz is an honoree in Minnesota/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2021 40 under 40


6 Video Games with Native American Influences – Vision Maker Media lists 6 video games with Native American influences and our Spirit Lake is one of them!

Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Maria Burns Ortiz of ‘7 Generation Games’ On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience – An Authority Magazine interview with 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz


7 Generation Games expands education in Indian Country amid pandemic – KFYR TV Segment on 7 Generation Games and the Growing Math Project


Rebel One Founder Series – AnnMaria De Mars, 7 GenerationGames – Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is interviewed by Rebel One. She details her mission, values and plans for the future, She details current issues in education, business and entrepreneurship.

JUNE 2020

Interview with Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – Finding Here Podcast

Indigenous People in the Industry Interview with Stephan Gladue  – alterNative Media

MARCH 2020

International Women’s Day interview with Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – Sean on the Rocks podcast


AARP Honors Two Former Residents – The Telegraph from Alton, IL writes about AnnMaria being named an AARP Purpose Prize Fellow.

AARP Purpose Prize Fellow AnnMaria De Mars – AnnMaria De Mars is featured on the AARP website for being named a 2019 AARP Purpose Prize Fellow.

2019 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows – AnnMaria De Mars, 7 Generation Games president, was named one of the 2019 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows.

JULY 2019

Think Like a Champion – Live, learn, repeat podcast

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars guest appearance on Divine Forces Radio – KPFK  (warning, some language NSFW )


How To Balance A High Powered Tech Career While Raising Bad*** Children w/ Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – Trauma to Triumph Podcast

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
7 Generation Games – a Making Camp Premium Product Review – How To Homeschool plays Making Camp Premium and gives their review.

AUGUST 28, 2018
Making Camp Premium Wins Parent and Teacher Choice Award – awards the Making Camp Premium Mobile App the Parent and Teacher Choice Award.

JUNE 26, 2018
The Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games on Children – In this blog post by Crazy Games, 7 Generation Games is recommended for children to learn and enhance their math skills while having fun.

JUNE 11, 2018
Profile: AnnMaria De Mars – In this New Learning Times article, AnnMaria shares about her experiences in education, business, and gaming and how it led to creating 7 Generation Games, along with her opportunity to bring her start up to Chile.

MAY 3, 2018
50 Latina Tech Founders – The Stats – In Cecilia Corral’s article for the Medium, she highlights the 50 Latina Tech Founders who have raised over $1 million in funding, including AnnMaria and Maria.

MARCH 30, 2018
Educational Equity: New Podcast with 7 Generation Games – The Larta Institute’s podcast on educational equity with our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz.

MARCH 23, 2018
Dr. AnnMaria De Mars on the Mohsin Show- Listen to AnnMaria talk about gaming, math education and financial literacy with Sara Mohsin.

JANUARY 31, 2018
Tech Family Scoring Points With Education Games – In this article by the Southern California Latino Policy Center, Our CEO Maria shares how she and President Dr. AnnMaria are breaking stereotypes with 7 Generation Games.

JANUARY 17, 2018
Women In Tech Podcast, hosted by Espree Devora – Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz is featured on the Women In Tech Podcast.

JANUARY 9, 2018
17 Beautiful Indigenous Comic Books and Video Games For Kids – 7 Generation Games are on CBC’s list of comic books and video games that help to eliminate negative stereotypes of Indigenous people. Our games Making Camp, Fish Lake, Spirit Lake and Forgotten Trail are all mentioned.

JANUARY 8, 2018
With a price-sensitive market, EdTech startups need to establish a good pricing model – Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz shares what the biggest challenge is for startups in this article by E27.

DECEMBER 17, 2017
Seed | And the results are in…welcome Seed G19 – In this article, Startup Chile lists the start-up founders chosen to be a part of Generation 19 of Startup Chile, including AnnMaria De Mars representing 7 Generation Games.

NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Semifinalists Announced for the GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition During GES 2017 – In this article by the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz is announced as one of the semifinalists for the GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition at GES 2017.

NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Meet Maria Burns Ortiz of 7 Generation Games in Santa Monica – Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz shares her story and talks about 7 Generation Games in this article by Voyage LA.

NOVEMBER 13, 2017
7 Generation Games, Games That Make You Smarter: LA Tech Startup Spotlight – Maria Burns Ortiz-Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz talks 7 Generation Games on the WeAreLATech podcast with guest host Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly.

NOVEMBER 7, 2017’s 2017 Gift Guide -7 Generation Games is featured in’s 2017 Gift Guide as a great gift idea for kids interested in Science/STEM/STEAM.

NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Best in Video Games 2017: Top Industry Leaders– 7 Generation Games is named the best company for educational video game platforms and apps in this article by CreditDonkey.

AUGUST 25, 2017
6 startups using games to change how kids learn– 7 Generation Games is featured in Built in Los Angeles’ article, “6 startups using games to change how kids learn.”

AUGUST 16, 2017
‘AzTech Games’: un juego para enseñar matemáticas -y nuestra cultura– 7 Generation Games’ AzTech Games and its Kickstarter campaign is featured in an article on CNET en Español.

JULY 2017 Back to Homeschool Award 2017– 7 Generation Games was named, once again, a top back to homeschool resource for 2017 in this article by

JULY 2017
The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List of 2017-In this article by How To Homeschool, 7 Generation Games is selected for “The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List of 2017.”

JUNE 27, 2017
4 Accounting Hacks for Small Business Owners– 7 Generation Games’ CEO, Maria Burns Ortiz, shares her tip for making sure the books are in order in this article by Business Collective.

MAY 16, 2017
ISTE 2017 Preview: 7 Generation Games– In this article, Nibletz features 7 Generation Games as a preview to the ISTE 2017, which we attended.

APRIL 22, 2017
Ronda Rousey’s Mom Is a Video Game Designer, but She’ll Still Kick Your Ass LA Weekly features our President, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars.

APRIL 18, 2017
Money for Lunch: Tom Hopkins, Maria Burns Ortiz, AnnMaria De Mars, Deb Gabor-Our CEO, Maria Burns Ortiz, and President, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, talk about 7 Generation Games and more on this Money for Lunch podcast.

MARCH 21, 2017
Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression– Our games Spirit Lake and Fish Lake are mentioned in this article on video games that effectively and accurately portray Native culture, published on The Conversation.

MARCH 17, 2017
Money for Lunch: Bruce Bellmare, Maria Burns Ortiz, Shane Kenny, Norm Blumenthal– Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz talks about 7 Generation Games and more on this Money for Lunch podcast.

JANUARY 6, 2017
Latina le apuesta a la tecnología con el propósito de educar a los niños– Our CEO Maria Burns Ortiz talks about 7 Generation Games and our Making Camp app helping students in the Latino community in this feature by Hoy Los Angeles.

JANUARY 5, 2017
ED Games Expo: 7 Generation Games (video)-Our CEO, Maria, talks to Classcraft about our math and social studies games at the ED Games Expo 2016.

Top Apps for Kids- Making Camp was chosen as one of the Top Apps for Kids in this article by Educents.

DECEMBER 13, 2016
18 big learning games appearing at ED Games Expo 2016– 7 Generation Games is highlighted in this article by Classcraft as one of the companies that will be exhibiting their games at the ED Games Expo 2016.

DECEMBER 13, 2016
Let the EdTech Games Begin– 7 Generation Games is featured in EdScoop‘s preview of the ED Games Expo.

Educational Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Apps & Video Games– 7 Generation Games is featured on Educents‘ Gift Guide for Gamers.

NOVEMBER 1, 2016
#WhatWeNeedToSuceed: A Letter to the Next President on Behalf of Women Entrepreneurs-Our CEO, Maria Burns Ortiz, joins a list of women entrepreneurs in signing a letter addressed to the next president outlining what women entrepreneurs need in order to succeed, featured by Dell.

6 Ways Your Company Can Evolve With Twitter-Maria Burns Ortiz gives a tip on how to make your company evolve with Twitter in this Business Collective article.

OCTOBER 18, 2016 
New Generation of Technology: Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and Maria Burns Ortiz – Her Own Boss #BossesGiveBack Edition-Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and Maria Burns Ortiz are featured on the National Women’s Business Council’s article, “New Generation of Technology: Her Own Boss #BossesGiveBack Edition.”

OCTOBER 7, 2016 
Marketplace Tech’s Silicon Tally-Maria Burns Ortiz is featured on this Marketplace Tech’s Silicon Tally episode.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 
Dr. AnnMaria De Mars: University of California Alumni spotlight-In this article, the UCR Graduate School of Education features the career of AnnMaria and development of 7 Generation Games.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 
6 Tips for Entrepreneurs Interested in Crowdfunding-Maria Burns Ortiz gives advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to crowdfund in this Business Collective article.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 
Games to Education Children– In this video, Maria Burns Ortiz talks about 7 Generation Games, making math fun, diversity in tech & more with Paul Amadeus Lane on Tech Zone.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 
Dr. AnnMaria De Mars talks 7 Generation Games, street fights, Ronda Rousey, and more– In this video, Company president AnnMaria De Mars talks about how she applies what she learned from judo to 7 Generation Games with MMA Now TV.

Roadtrip Nation: Maria’s Open Road- In this video, Maria Burns Ortiz gets interviewed on Roadtrip Nation.

AUGUST 2016 
Resources Awards 2016:’s Top Back to Homeschool Resources-7 Generation Games is chosen as a Top Back to Homeschool Resource in this article by

AUGUST 26, 2016 
The Top 50 Startups at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016-In this article, 7 Generation Games is chosen as one of the Top 50 Startups to compete in the Tech.Co Annual Startup of the Year Competition.

JUNE 19, 2016 
How to One Up the Start Up: Successes in Growing Women-Owned Businesses-Our CEO, Maria Burns Ortiz, was among six women speaking candidly on what it is to be a female entrepreneur at The White House’s United State of Women Summit, covered by this article by Ellevate Network.

JUNE 6, 2016 
6 Ways to Make a New Business Connection Last-Maria Burns Ortiz is among those who offer up the best ways to build business connections in this Huffington Business article.

JUNE 2016 
Bold Favor Magazine June 2016 (Located on Page 36-39)- Bold Favor Magazine profiles and interviews 7 Generation Games CEO Maria Burns Ortiz along with her husband, Evrybit founder Eric Ortiz in this article.

MARCH 30, 2016 
Life Lessons: What kids can learn from Ronda Rousey’s mother-In this video, WFMZ 69 News interviews Dr. AnnMaria De Mars on 7 Generation Games.

JANUARY 22, 2016
SBIR Women Developers Got Game-U.S. Department of Education sharing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) blog spotlighting co-founder Maria Burns Ortiz and women game developers at Ed Games Expo 2015.

JANUARY 22, 2016
SBIR Women Developers Got Game-In this article, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) spotlights women game developers at Ed Games Expo 2015 including co-founder Maria Burns Ortiz.

JANUARY 15, 2016 
Why no one is learning from learning games and what to do about it-A guest post by Dr. AnnMaria de Mars on Mammoth Infographics.

DECEMBER 22, 2015 
The Bottom Line: Ed-Tech Series: Maria Ortiz, 7 Generation Games-Radio interview with KCPW featuring Maria.

DECEMBER 14, 2015
Why the Government is All About Fun, Games and Funding Games-In this article, EdSurge covers Ed Games Expo 2015.

DECEMBER 2, 2015
7 Generation Games: Gaming That Makes You Smarter– In this article, Beehive Startups interviews co-founder Maria Burns Ortiz.

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 
Pro Files: Dr. AnnMaria De Mars – A Beautiful Mind-A Medium profile by Matteo Urella on AnnMaria.

NOVEMBER 14, 2015 
Ronda Rousey’s mother discusses video game company, daughter’s interest in gaming-CBS reporter Amber Lee interviews CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars in this video.

NOVEMBER 8, 2015 
Ronda Rousey’s mother much more than just a UFC star’s momUSA Today spotlights AnnMaria and 7 Generation Games.

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 
8 Startups Ready to Join the Salt Lake City Edtech Hub- In this articleEdSurge recognizes 7 Generation Games as a start-up participating in the Salt Lake City Edech Hub.

OCTOBER 8, 2015 
AnnMaria De Mars – The Judo-Loving Educational Guru-In American Latino’s video, AnnMaria talks about 7 Generation Games.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 
SKC student’s latest detour takes her across America, and puts her on TV -In this article, “The Missoulian” shares how RoadTrip Nation stopped by the 7 Generation Games office and came away inspired.

AUGUST 31, 2015
Primary Grades: Promoting Math Literacy and Cultural Learning-ED-FACTS: A Bi-Monthly Publication of NIFA’s Division of Community and Education.

MARCH 10, 2015
URL Radio Interview with Dr. AnnMaria De MarsIn this video, U Rock Lately Radio hosts Stacy and Nicole interview AnnMaria.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Math Riddles for Dr. AnnMaria at LAX– In this video, TMZ tests AnnMara’s knowledge of math riddles-and she tests their’s. 

JUNE 18, 2014
2014 LIT College Tour Silicon Valley Interview Series-In this video, Lit College Tour interviews CEO Maria Burns Ortiz on entrepreneurship and diversity.

JUNE 17, 2014
Today’s Leading Women: AnnMaria De Mars of 7 Generation Games– In this article/audio, Today’s Leading Women interviews our CEO on entrepreneurship and excellence.

MARCH 21, 2014
The 100 Speakers Who Should Be Seen More at Tech Conferences-In this post, Bizzabo Blog names CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars one of the top tech individuals the tech community would most like to see speaking at upcoming conferences.

MARCH 10, 2014
Sioux City students get life advice from a world champion athlete In this article, KTIV celebrates how CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars discussed what it takes to be successful in sports, business and life with a group of 100 Iowa middle school students.

MARCH 3, 2014
Generational blindness: Is sexism in tech forever?CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars weighs in on sexism in the tech industry in this GeekWire column by Frank Catalano.

AUG. 17, 2013
Former JC professor bases educational games on N.D. tribes– Newspaper feature in the Grand Folks Herald on AnnMaria. Also ran in in the Jamestown Sun newspaper.

JULY 8, 2013
The secret to success is to just keep doing itReal Talk/ Real Women podcast interview with CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars on being a pioneer in sports and technology.

JUNE 25, 2013
40 Women to Watch Over 40 Our CEO Dr. AnnMaria De Mars was named one of “40 Women Over 40: Women who are reinventing, disrupting and making an impact.” The list was reported by Forbes.

MAY 30, 2013
Spirit Lake members develop new game to teach native history, academics TV news feature by WDAZ on our game, Spirit Lake.

MAY 21, 2013
Powermeter 2012-2013: Maria Burns Ortiz Maria was named one of the 100 Most Influential People for Latinos in Massachusetts by El Planeta newspaper.