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Reality is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

By Jane McGonigal

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| Softcover | 9780224089258

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More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person in the UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. What's causing this mass exodus? According to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal the answer is simp Continue

More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person in the UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. What's causing this mass exodus? According to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal the answer is simple: videogames are fulfilling genuine human needs. Drawing on positive psychology, cognitive science and sociology, "Reality is Broken" shows how game designers have hit on core truths about what makes us happy, and utilized these discoveries to astonishing effect in virtual environments. But why, McGonigal asks, should we use the power of games for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking exploration of the power and future of gaming, she reveals how gamers have become expert problem solvers and collaborators, and shows how we can use the lessons of game design to socially positive ends, be it in our own lives, our communities or our businesses. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, "Reality is Broken" sends a clear and provocative message: the future will belong to those who can understand, design and play games.

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    La veritat és que és molt interesant però no totes les idees que proposa són igual de convincents. La idea d’utilitzar la metodologia dels jocs i el que han après els dissenyadors de jocs per a ser més feliços, millorar el món i motivar la participac ...(continue)

    La veritat és que és molt interesant però no totes les idees que proposa són igual de convincents. La idea d’utilitzar la metodologia dels jocs i el que han après els dissenyadors de jocs per a ser més feliços, millorar el món i motivar la participació ciutadana és molt atractiva i l’autora la defensa prou bé. Un assaig curiós, val la pena.

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  • English Books
  • Softcover 400 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0224089250
  • ISBN-13: 9780224089258
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish date: 2011-02-03
  • Dimensions: 187 mm x 870 mm x 1,392 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , eBook
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