Reality is broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

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table_of_contents What exactly is a game? The rise of the happiness engineers -- More satisfying work -- Fun failure and better odds of success -- Stronger social connectivity -- Becoming a part of something bigger than ourselves -- The benefits of alternate realities -- Leveling up in life -- Fun with strangers -- Happiness hacking -- The engagement economy -- Missions impossible -- Collaboration superpowers -- Saving the real world together.
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title Reality is broken : Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
title_display Reality is broken : why games make us better and how they can change the world
title_full Reality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Reality is broken : why games make us better and how they can change the world / Jane McGonigal
title_short Reality is broken :
title_sort reality is broken why games make us better and how they can change the world
title_sub Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
topic Games, Games Social aspects, Nonfiction
topic_facet Games, Nonfiction, Social aspects