Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane McGonigal.
A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why Jane McGonigal asks, should the game be used for escapist entertainment alone?
In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games.
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Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better...
- Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 9780143120612 ISBN-13: 978-0143120612 ASIN: 0143120611 Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches