TOP 20 Jane McGonigal Quotes

TOP 20 Jane McGonigal Quotes.
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“Reality is broken. Game designers can fix it.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:00)

“Gamers always believe that an epic win is possible and that it’s always worth trying and trying now.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:07)

“I want to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Prize.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:14)

“Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it’s coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this ‘post-traumatic growth.’”
— Jane McGonigal (00:21)

“Games are unnecessary obstacles we volunteer to tackle.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:28)

“Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:35)

“I’m not a fan of simulations. Where, ‘Oh, we’ll go play a simulation of world peace and figure out how to make peace’ and then somehow magically that will get translated into the real world. No, that’s not the kind of games that I make.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:42)

“When we play a game, we tackle tough challenges with more creativity, more determination, more optimism, and we’re more likely to reach out to others for help.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:49)

“Game design isn’t just a technological craft. It’s a twenty-first-century way of thinking and leading.”
— Jane McGonigal (00:56)

“The idea of the ‘lone gamer’ is really not true anymore. Up to 65 percent of gaming now is social, played either online or in the same room with people we know in real life.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:03)

“My favorite part of running is the thinking time.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:10)

“Game developers know that people have more fun when they’re in large groups. They feel more fired up when the challenges are more epic.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:17)

“We’ve been playing games since humanity had civilization – there is something primal about our desire and our ability to play games. It’s so deep-seated that it can bypass latter-day cultural norms and biases.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:24)

“When you strip away the genre differences and the technological complexities, all games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:31)

“We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:38)

“I see a future in which games once again are explicitly designed to improve quality of life, to prevent suffering, and to create real, widespread happiness.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:45)

“Every game we play activates our brain, and it’s the same brain we have in real life as we have in the game.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:52)

“When we know our strengths, we’re more likely to use them.”
— Jane McGonigal (01:59)

“Every game designer should make one explicitly world-changing game. Lawyers do pro bono work, why can’t we?”
— Jane McGonigal (02:06)

“Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.”
— Jane McGonigal (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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