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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco-ish

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my latest NYT bestseller SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.)

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@i001555 smart!! @emilyrose780 right now that's got a spot in the best 5 I've collected (and I've gotten more than 100 on FB already!) @emilyrose780 I love it! @mjandersen lol!play becoming work is not my fave trend: Trying To 'Make It' As A Twitch Streamer Could Have Killed Me via @kotaku @mjandersen I'm putting it on the list so SHUT UP AND LOVE IT :D @mjandersen i don't hate it though :D @mjandersen DAMN! i actually like that. The other one i really like is eVRYone so clearly I am into the word play :DI'll send you $100 if you can tell me what to call a virtual reality project featuring 360 video of everyday lives from all over the planet! @faris yes, it's almost like someone wrote a book-length version of that essay 10 years ago lolWrite your future on a paper airplane and let your future fly @avantgame #stlukes2020 #gametheory
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalHow does @LearnDBIR help to design effective & scalable #gameful learning? Learn more in a new @edXOnline course
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another reason to date a futurist :D #IFTF you had fifteen extra minutes each day, how would you spend it? What’s stopping you from using fifteen minutes that way, right now?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe future!!!!!! recommendation: It's free (for a short time!), gorgeous soundtrack, challenging, a work of art #NightGate @miketcope I dig it! @hackforge awesome!!Tuesday, February 28th, we're presenting @avantgame's Reality is Broken for our February Bookclub. Super excited!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI mostly work from bed myself... In praise of Prousting—the practice of working in bed: via @slate
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Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe only reason women are considered more emotional than men is that we don’t count anger, envy, hate, or ambition as emotions.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThis puppy is always right.
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Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @avantgame @kennyroy This is BEAUTIFUL, I nearly wept. Still thinking of what I want to say and how to say it when I tweet the game link...
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWhen the right advice shows up just when I need it. Tks @avantgame. I also recommend reading SuperBetter w/highligh…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @justin_dz that's awesome! @avantgame Yes. And in games having a broken body (or mind/heart/bank/etc) doesn't determine our worth or limit what we can achieve.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal.@avantgame Thx! Bottom line result from our soon-to-publish study: 65% w pain responded to #VR vs 40% to active 2D…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalif you read SuperBetter, you know this already: To Navigate a Challenge, Pretend You’re Giving Advice to a Friend know that SteamVR license training that cost $3K? Valve says it's free now, and available remotely:…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalthis is well worth your time! @BrennanSpiegel @JMedInternetRes congratulations!! @SvennaCirclet vooooodooooooooooooo wantReality is still broken, says many, many gamers: Video Games Are Better Than Real Life via @vulture @Brolylegs totally! jmcgonigal@iftf.orgThis week I'm highlighting #GameDesign greats. Up next: @manojalpa on the dance between tension & pleasure in games
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Check out this amazing indie game "I, Hope" - 100% of profits go to help kids battling cancer and their families Todd suggests areas for companies to have social impact. #startupgrind
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalMuslim Americans united to repair the vandalized Jewish Cemetery. The goal was reached within 3 hours. ❤️
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @kennyroy @IndieMEGABOOTH that's awesome!! what's the game? (I'm not at GDC this year but would love to know more about the game)I am so excited about this movie I can't even say :D @amdietrich what does that mean?!??interested in booking me for a talk or day of consulting in Europe? ping me if dates April 8-11 would work, my airfare is already covered! @megging the second episode is good, just watch that one and ignore the finale. @megging you will find more than one review that compares it to the torture porn horror franchise Saw. I am so freaking mad at them! @megging no it's legitimately terrible. google reviews of the finale. It's so bad I feel abused by the creators. I'm not kidding.
This is fantastic.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @Stareagle :( @Stareagle thank you for saying so!! I'm a little late so I missed real time twittereactions @joelbezaire oh god should I stop now!?!? @Stareagle I'm literally playing Tetris so I don't get freaking flashbacks from it!! What the hell 😭Ok am I the only one kind of traumatiZed by the opening scene of Sherlock finale??!! JesusLet's all be this dad oooh you have a dyptique candle :D that is strong game~!!well this is the best way to power through a power outage that I've seen in a long time! :D well played fiction as foresight: an interview with Vernor Vinge cc @MadelineAshby @novysan @zonal
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal#STORMWATCH: these cities have already exceeded their annual rainfall! Calendar shows why.. more rainy days than n…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalTrump didn't like the answers to his "unfair media" poll, so he put it up again at a different URL. MAKE ME PROUD.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal#ResistJam is an online game jam abt creating #games that resist oppressive authoritarianism in all its forms, in p…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @aprilwensel I was told by male colleagues I "enjoy attention" too much in a performance review. left the company the next year. @doougle nice, I will hold GDC Berkeley in the same spirit :D @ArgyleGecko this is the sad truth. they want to increase their capital and their own self-esteem/control (degrading "others")I just lent to a borrower in Pakistan. Join me on @Kiva today and impact a life too!
put another way, people love hearing about your new experiences if they've had a similar experience - so share stor… ADVENTURE STARTING IN 3, 2, 1...
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @aprilwensel Jesus that's bad and not surprising unfortunately
What you guys have done w Ink Spotter #1! Visual of paths taken through the story, width of line = the # of times s…
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Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @dine_and_dash @kiyash and the truth is I push harder than he would in the final miles :) right kiyash??!Date afternoon! Saturday long run over the Golden Gate Bridge with @kiyash who always lets me set the pace ❤️💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️, this is awesome! :D Now you can take Pixar's 'The Art of Storytelling' course for free
Trump protestors are projecting images (a Muslim woman, Trump holding the head of Lady Liberty) on San Francisco's…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @TroyCoroles awesoem!!!Are you developing a VR project with the Vive system? Want to collaborate and get funding? Check this out and write… Just Broke a National Stress Record via @thescienceofus
@EliseRoy yes, definitely please do!!! have a great flight, hope you can catch some zzz's at 35K feet @EliseRoy let's be super friends!!! 🐙.@Brolylegs challenges the world to try doing a daily task like talking on your phone or sending an email without y…
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