Jane McGonigal
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Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of games designed to improve real lives and solve real problems.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Penguin Press, 2011) -- and is the inventor of SuperBetter, a game that has helped half a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury.

She has created and deployed award-winning games in more than 30 countries on six continents, for partners such as the American Heart Association, the International Olympics Committee, the World Bank Institute, and the New York Public Library. She specializes in games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, such as poverty, hunger and climate change, through planetary-scale collaboration. Her best-known work includes EVOKE, Superstruct, World Without Oil, Cruel 2 B Kind, Find the Future, and The Lost Ring. These games have been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and The Economist, and on MTV, CNN, and NPR.

A former New Yorker, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Kiyash, twin daughters, and two Shetland sheepdogs.

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Best Sellers

    • Reality Is Broken

    • Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
    • By: Jane McGonigal
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 635

    In today’s society, games are fulfilling real human needs in ways that reality is not.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starry-eyed but inspiring

    • By Ryan on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • SuperBetter

    • A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient - Powered by the Science of Games
    • By: Jane McGonigal
    • Narrated by: Jane McGonigal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Scott Stell on 11-21-15
    • A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient - Powered by the Science of Games
    • By: Jane McGonigal
    • Narrated by: Jane McGonigal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 292 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

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