Video: Making games that make people healthier
"My objective is to increase the lifespan of everyone in this room by seven-and-a-half minutes."
- Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter
Courtesy of the GDC Vault
is another free video from GDC 2012. This session covers the efforts of three developers creating games combined with health goals.
Jane McGonigal speaks about SuperBetter
, her online game with a mobile app, which encourages building physical, mental, emotional, and social resilience. ShapeUp
co-founder Rajiv Kumar speaks about his success of adding social games to employee wellness programs to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and weight loss. Finally, GreenGoose founder Brian Krejcarek discusses making all of life a game, including apps for teeth brushing
and bathroom etiquette
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