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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco

I make and play games. My New York Times bestselling book is Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World http://t.co/uGdztwUw

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Baby squirrel takes a nap in a sand shell. http://t.co/SPuEDUtNaB
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalUnpossible is super fun, hard and satisfying in the same way that Super Hexagon is. https://t.co/TqKCO2YQQm
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@mylesbecker Get him on Game Star Mechanic stat!!@Okapikid I know some people believe that but I have about 10 reasons why I think that POV is bullshit. It's a great game.I hacked the VIP system and announced from stage that anyone who could show me a Candy crush game level 200 or higher also gets to be VIP :)@jillybinks I was selected as one of 15 people to chat with @avantgame. Lots of #WOW talk happening now. #CTUPresents http://t.co/9guTD1DWjw
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@OneMrBean yay!! You made your goal!! Great gamasutra article too :)How The Gaming Industry Helps People Help The World http://t.co/79FMj3j7TA via @HuffPostImpact #socialgood #gamification
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@Brandon_Connell that's kind of a rude tweet! Also it starts in 15 minutes.. @ibogost but how many people remember when my hair was that color :) (10 years ago!!!) http://t.co/aQy61i2PauThinking of bad guys, Power-ups and noble quests This I find enough. @avantgame your tweet just got haikued! #HaikuPoetryDay
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalOh look, I found my @avantgame Werewolf cards. http://t.co/t7qiRnKEAg
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame @spb273 Exactly! When life is turned into a game,I feel thrilled as if I just unlock a new day every morning when I open my eyes.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@theryanburke @avantgame Sold out at the CTU Doctoral Symposium, but the live stream you can register for at https://t.co/TmWIJvZF2U #DSYM14
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame If you were to play a game with a 5 year old, what game would you choose? It would be the 5yr old's first game ever.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@spb273 that's a good way of putting it. I find that once I start thinging in terms of bad guys power-ups and quests that's enough! :)
Just landed in denver! Besides my talk tomorrow, top priority is getting in a hard workout. Altitude training! :) for one day anyway :)@tassosstevens of course!! Good luck!! Looks like you will hit the goal!! :)@mtcrun injuries try the soul but also open us up to developing new superpowers besides running :) hope the cycling is powering you up.I just backed Early Days (of a better nation) on @Kickstarter http://t.co/nrnM4glNtLIf you are interested in the future of theater + games, this project is a MUST "Early Days" by Coney HQ http://t.co/nrnM4glNtL@mtcrun my PR is 49:something :) from last summer! How is your running these days?10k race pace workout today :) I just ran 5.04 mi @ a 7'58"/mi pace with Nike+. http://t.co/LnXWsYTLdH #nikeplus
Interesting article on allergies mentions videogames as possible effective placebo... http://t.co/Gxczjb56wT@akalious it's good for avoiding injuries to run both directions when running laps, it helps avoid overusing one side of the body!There is now an academic definition of an a**hole, and knowing it will help you interact with them :) http://t.co/HzhtEeoVNd@akalious not a power pack but you can create your own quests, bad guys and power ups!@misterwashburn do tell!The fun thing about forecasting ten years out is that you can imagine best AND worst case scenarios for how games for change evolves @G4CWorking on future forecasts for my @G4C keynote next week, I've got some super provocative ideas that I hope everyone hates :)@JoshuaGilmer @FullSail yep!@kellymcgonigal @JohnCMcClintock I will bravely follow suit tomorrow, if my flights are as bad then at least we'll be the same age again ;)@gregpwong bad ass :)@gregpwong ah!!! awesome~! maybe see you on a run sometime :)@akalious @avantgame sorry. According to gartner, this is not gamification as it does not use a digital platform. Oh wait.... Great work!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@akalious @avantgame your approach is way more detailed, looks awesome. Low-Tech Gamification is awesomely effective http://t.co/3PeT2fgNzN
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI will bet you $5 that this game project is the smartest you will see this year: Choice Chamber by @onemrbean http://t.co/hw22VM6weg. @akalious you are definitely the coolest person I have met on twitter in a long time :)Trying to gamify my WORK,so that I can get things done with more motivation! It's just beta. @avantgame http://t.co/HpwcAACwq3
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalLOL.@kiyash just said to me: "shit baby! We must be getting strong." :) (re: previous tweet)Picked up the pace by 20 seconds for our hill workout :) I just ran 5.70 mi @ a 8'46"/mi pace with Nike+. http://t.co/LOUcbhYXKX #nikeplus
@Julie_Nathanson both amazing lines :) i am going to think that way all the time!@avantgame under 'special instructions' put, please cook in butter & serve on warm French crepes with melted chocolate & creme anglais
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@thomasbeagle no doubt!@Brudvig snort :)@avantgame makes this look like a great investment: http://t.co/bPzf6UPN83
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame I knew I should have stayed in banana slicing school
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame My special instructions are: "please also deliver a note as to why this costs a) $6 and b) took 30 minutes"
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalPretty breathtaking gall, Sheraton hotel room service. http://t.co/OqiD43tfhC@OneMrBean totally :)Seriously, this is a game where twitch.tv viewers decide what happens to the player. Why is it not funded yet? https://t.co/p4j7IyNaSK
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI laughed, I teared up, it made me like flying more -- watch two old ladies fly for the first time! https://t.co/HYZ4HlIP6L@KazumiZ with James! :) neat! :) please say hi for me :)@RobrechtJ maybe dots is not challenging enough for you -- just a thought. tetris intensity due to speed may be higher?@christellasays @SuperBetter thank you so much for sharing your experience, I loved reading that. please tweet me if you write more!!Hey @avantgame! I just wrote about how @SuperBetter is totally changing my life! (and making me a superhero!) http://t.co/pkCmJEbCL0
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@RobrechtJ what's the game(s)? (all data helpful!)@RobrechtJ do they diminish during play at all? (but return afterwards when you stop playing?) or does the gameplay just not help at all?@RobrechtJ what kind of cravings?@georgemporter p.s. we need to hop on the phone and chat about all your exciting decisions!!@georgemporter HA!!@ZoeFlower @pomeranian99 @LoisLowryWriter that's awesome :)@arielwaldman @SPACEdotcom I favorited that 100 times. so "scientist" is assumed male unless qualified otherwise, http://t.co/d1m1jVjQfU?@pomeranian99 oh no. that's really scary. please no more overmedicating kids, let them play / move / imagine / daydream.Sanrio's newest character: a lazy egg http://t.co/ASmwvL5iHv (via @AKAMEDIASYSTEM)
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWhen a new friend has their assistant try to schedule our friendly coffee meet up instead of handling it directly... not my favorite thing.No Legendary, but a few Grand Masters this morning thanks to a quick session from @redjotter inspired by @avantgame http://t.co/ERyDNXMmNo
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@astronautgo ... everyone TOTALLY cares and is super-impressed when I run two tenths of a mile longer or 20 seconds faster per mile :)@astronautgo that's awesome. I'm sure most people who follow me don't care about the tiny details of my runs but in my mind/imagination...Gonna try to post my runs when I do them, to keep myself honest and because it helps me when others do it. (Inspired by @avantgame )
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@armin_gross lol! the research suggests is decreases cravings by 25% so sometimes that might not be enough :)Second day of @avantgame #SuperBetter. I have left myself encouraging sticky notes around the house, and am excited to find them tomorrow
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@dine_and_dash Nike+ not working but we did last 3 miles in 8'30 8'40 and uphill mile 8'50 which is awesome for us for mile 9, 10, and 11!I wrote about my experience building Carpentry with Minecraft in the @TAG_News server. cc @ibogost @alienated http://t.co/qA987u0vDM
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@_kylestarr nice pace!! :) wave hi next time, running Central Park next week but then back for our weekly sunday run across the bridge! :)On April 17 we will have our next #CTUpresents with @avantgame. Be sure you RSVP now: http://t.co/CTYwDi0kIE
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@_kylestarr really? We're you out today on golden gate or Chrissy field? :)Weird my app won't post but here is a screenshot :) 8'48 pace over 11.2 miles! :) http://t.co/JJX3VJyeShIf you're a runner check out our splits on that last tweet we KILLED the last 3 miles so proud of us! Cc @dine_and_dash :)Also we randomly found an abandoned finish line so we ran through it of course :) http://t.co/Elc2yVJKhm
@SaschaGoto yesssssAlso: * I * am the Winter Soldier. #CaptainAmerica http://t.co/B9DQ6TCBfGThe second best part was when it ended after 19 hours and two secret credit scenes #captainAmericaThe best part of Captain America was when I said "shall we play a game?" 20 seconds before Scarlett Johansen said it.@IanGertler @kiyash @batuwarrior @dolluxe long. It was longTo celebrate some good news for @kiyash + a birthday, we eat Ethiopian + see Captain America tonight! see you soon @batuwarrior + @dolluxe!@freyadutta @metasynthie that's quite a screenshot :)@magdalena333 eventually overcome.@magdalena333 I think it makes a huge difference when you know it's not you who really feels this way that it is a symptom you live with and@avantgame I love your TedTalks! I posted a blog post about TBI's and suicide here: http://t.co/vgGMFC828P I would love to chat with you!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@magdalena333 That is a powerful post. Thank you.@pgeuder my point exactly of course! humility is good but undercutting games as a powerful already world changing medium not as good@avantgame liking it so far! I've smiled so much playing with it today I'm afraid my smile muscles will be sore.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThat's the last thing one of the most successful game developers in the world needs to tell people who already dismiss games as trivial!I got an invitation to this cool sounding exclusive "important people talk to each other and change the world" thing. I make games. Games.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@k8monstrsCloset -- where nothing else has helped. High motivation combined with this game = outstanding results.@k8monstrsCloset it's definitely about putting the work in. That's why SuperBetter seems to work better for really tough challenges --I accepted of course, and I think that's one win against anxiety already for this new @SuperBetter player - no fear of rejection! :)I'm so excited. An aspiring game designer I've never met invited me to be their ally in @SuperBetter to battle anxiety. I love that.Flu Near You is looking for a leader. SF area. Nice gig. http://t.co/LCmxkZ1xJI
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