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Reality is Broken

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

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Publisher: Vintage

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 400 | Format: Softcover and Stapled

Isbn-10: 0224089250 | Isbn-13: 9780224089258 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , eBook , Paperback

Category: Business & Economics , Computer & Technology , Games

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Book Description
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 participació ciutadana és molt atractiva i l’autora la de ...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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