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Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

By Jane McGonigal

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

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Started reading:
2011-04-21 18:24:44
Finished reading:
2011-05-05 21:13:07

Review

Rating: 6

Can games change the world? That’s the premise of this book with an examination of whether games exist as more than simple escapism. The title is intended to be deliberately thought-provoking since the theme is more that games can enhance our lives and our subjective reality rather than simply serving as an escape from a “broken” existence. Many of the examples are ones the author has been personally involved in creating, so she provides an insider’s view to some of the best-known and successful alternative reality games, though there’s also a certain myopia and the book could have benefited for more examples or a broader focus.

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