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Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane McGonigal

Age 7-11
Grade 2-5

Anastasia Suen

Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane McGonigal

Paperback (LernerClassroom Jan. 1, 2014)

Do you like the challenge and adventure of video games? As Jane McGonigal was growing up, she had fun playing early video games. As an adult, she saw games as an outlet for problem solving and teambuilding.

McGonigal started creating alternate reality games (ARGs), which may be based online but take place mainly in the real world. She enjoys challenging others to engage in modern issues and to work together, as in her game World Without Oil and in The Lost Ring, which she created for the 2008 Summer Olympics. McGonigal was named one of the world's top innovators by MIT's Technology Review, and her 2010 TED Talk, "Gaming Can Make a Better World," is one of the most-watched of all time. But how did she get there? Find out how she developed her passion for games to become the public face of game design.

STEM Trailblazer Bios
146772582X / 9781467725828
3.2 oz.
6.8 x 0.2 in.

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