Jane McGonigal

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
October 21, 1977




Jane McGonigal (born October 21, 1977) is an American game designer and author who advocates the use of mobile and digital technology to channel positive attitudes and collaboration in a real world context.

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I can’t wait to discuss my latest New York Times bestseller SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully with you. It’s powered by the science of games, to help you build lasting resilience. The habits you’ll learn in this book are backed by data from more than 1 million people who have used the SuperBetter game to recover from depression, anxiety, and trauma, and to get stronger for life.

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Reality is Broken: Why Game...

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“A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.”
Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

“Reality is broken. Game designers can fix it.”
Jane McGonigal

“When you strip away the genre differences and the technological complexities, all games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.”
Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

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