About Author: Visionary game designer.
Jane McGonigal, PhD, is a world-renowned creator of alternate reality games and the Director of Games Research and Development at the Institute of the Future, a non-profit research group based in Palo Alto, California. She has advised companies such as Microsoft, McDonald’s, Intel and Disney, and created games for organisations such as the World Bank. BusinessWeek has named her one of its ‘Top Ten Innovators to Watch’ and in 2010 Oprah Winfrey listed her as one of the ten most inspiring women in the world.
McGonigal, Jane (2011-02-10). Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Kindle Locations 84-88). Random House. Kindle Edition.
Title: Why games make us better and how they can change the world.
Source Type: Book
Library Catalog: EBSCOhost
The main chapters for research
Why Games Make Us Happy
- 1. What Exactly Is a Game?
- 2. The Rise of the Happiness Engineers
- 3. More Satisfying Work
- 4. Fun Failure and Better Odds of Success
- 5. Stronger Social Connectivity
- 6. Becoming a Part of Something Bigger Than Ourselves
PART TWO Reinventing Reality
- 7. The Benefits of Alternate Realities
- 8. Leveling Up in Life
- 9. Fun with Strangers
- 10. Happiness Hacking
PART THREE How Very Big Games Can Change the World
- 11. The Engagement Economy
- 12. Missions Impossible
- 13. Collaboration Superpowers
- 14. Saving the Real World Together
Conclusion: Reality Is Better
Appendix: How to Play
McGonigal, Jane (2011-02-10). Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Kindle Locations 50-76). Random House. Kindle Edition.