Can games change minds?

on Jun 30, 2013
Pop quiz: For each of the following descriptions, can you name a person (fictional or real, living or dead) who meets the criteria? You have 30 seconds: go! Generous president Hispanic lawyer Visionary underwriter Female computer...

What Can Serious Games Learn from Soap Operas?

on Oct 24, 2012
The serious games industry—if “industry” is the right word for a ragtag handful of academics and idealistic startups—is in a deceptively precarious position. Funding for games and gamified applications is at record levels in the public and...

Behavior-Change Gaming – An interview with Michael...

on Aug 28, 2012
As part of MP’s coverage of last March’s GDC conference, I discussed a few interesting sessions on the growing application of games, game mechanics, and player psychology to behavior change projects and interventions.  One such session included...

GDC: Winning the behavior change game – suggestion...

on Mar 8, 2012
The role of games for promoting, facilitating, an supporting behavior change has been a hot topic at this year’s conference. Below are summaries from two presentations from two separate sessions, both of which stress how games – through their...

Better, Stronger, Faster: How Games Will Change Wh...

on Jul 27, 2011
For a few years now I’ve been interested in the idea of cybernetic systems – that is, systems of information communication and control that typically include a human controller, a machine enhancement, and regulatory feedback between the two....