• Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World See large image

    Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Paperback) By (author) Jane McGonigal

    $13.13 - Save $2.95 18% off - RRP $16.08 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 6 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    CD-Audio $11.54

    DescriptionWe are living in a world full of games. More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. The future belongs to those who play games. In this ground-breaking book, visionary game designer Jane McGonigaI challenges conventional thinking and shows that games - far from being simply escapist entertainment - have the potential not only to radically improve our own lives but to change the world.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Reality is Broken

    Title
    Reality is Broken
    Subtitle
    Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane McGonigal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099540281
    ISBN 10: 0099540282
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA, PDR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.8
    BIC subject category V2: UDX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: GAM013000
    DC23: 306.487
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, PDR, UDX
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    05 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. is the Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. Her work has been featured in the Economist, Wired, and The New York Times; and on MTV, CNN, and NPR. In 2009, BusinessWeek called her one of the 10 most important innovators to watch. She has given keynote addresses at TED, South by Southwest Interactive, the Game Developers Conference and was a featured speaker at The New Yorker Conference.
    Review quote
    "Inspiring and engaging" Daily Telegraph "An intriguing and thought-provoking book" New Statesman "Despite her expertise, McGonigal's book is never overly technical, and as with a good computer game, anyone, regardless of gaming experience, is likely to get sucked in" New Scientist "McGonigal is persuasive and precise in explaining how games can transform our approach to those things we know we should do. McGonigal is also adept at showing how good games expose the alarming insubstantiality of much everyday experience. McGonigal is a passionate advocate... Given the power and the darker potentials of the tools she describes, we must hope that the world is listening" -- Tom Chatfield Observer "McGonigal brilliantly deconstructs the components of good game design before parlaying them into a recipe for changing the offline, 'real' world'" Literary Review
    Back cover copy
    We are living in a world full of games. More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. The future belongs to those who play games. In this ground-breaking book, visionary game designer Jane McGonigal challenges conventional thinking and shows that games - far from being simply escapist entertainment - have the potential not only to radically improve our own lives but to change the world. 'Inspiring and engaging' Daily Telegraph 'An intriguing and thought-provoking book' New Statesman 'Despite her expertise, McGonigal's book is never overly technical, and as with a good computer game, anyone, regardless of gaming experience, is likely to get sucked in' New Scientist