Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

By Jane Mc Gonigal
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 games 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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Publisher Penguin Books
Publish date 12/27/2011
Pages 396
ISBN-13 9780143120612
ISBN-10 0143120611
Language English

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