Reality is Broken – Jane McGonigal

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Author: McGonigal

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

Date: 2011

Library Catalog: EBSCOhost

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The main chapters for research

PART ONE

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

Acknowledgments

Appendix: How to Play

Notes

 

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.

 

 

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