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Reality is Broken

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

By Jane McGonigal
15-minute read
Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

Reality is Broken explains how games work, how they influence our everyday lives and what potential they have to improve our lived reality. Full of examples of different game styles and their effects on gamers’ dispositions, it not only offers a broad perspective on what games are but also shows how game designers can use them to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

  • Anyone who plays games, online or offline
  • Anyone who doubts the value of playing video games
  • Anyone interested in novel ways to tackle the most pressing problems of our time

Jane McGonigal is a creator of “alternate reality games” as well as Director of Games Research and Development at the Institute of the Future in Palo Alto, California. Armed with a PhD in Performance Studies, she explores the science of game development and game perception as well as the actual creation of games.

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