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Transforming lives through games.
Transforming lives through games.

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AAA game designer David Shaver: how games helped him build #character and skills for success in life #gbl #transformationalgames #gamedev

AAA game designer, David Shaver, talks about how game playing and making helped him develop the character and skills needed to succeed in life. These insights are useful in any field.
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How making games builds #character and life skills #gamedev

I am exploring how playing and making games help people build the character and life skills needed to succeed in life. Recently, I stumbled upon the article “125 things I learned while developing games,” which had some good insights on the matter. It’s…
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Indie Game Dev Chat: Tony Powell of @Philosoplay #indiedev #gamedev

Success. What does it take to achieve it? There are a lot of factors, but the biggest determinant is your character. But what is character, and how do you develop it? Here at Transformed Games, we’re exploring the intersection of games, character, and…
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A.J. Ashman, high school senior, on #success, #character, and #education #edchat

Ah, teenagers. They make you shake your head for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes it’s amazement. Recently, I had an insightful chat with A.J. Ashman, a high school senior, on some of today’s hottest topics including success, character, and education.…
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Game Diary: World of #Warcraft #gamedev #gamer #gaming

Ah, World of Warcraft. Even after a decade, the world’s biggest MMO shows no signs of giving up its crown. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that WoW has touched the lives of millions of people. What’s its secret? To commemorate its tenth…
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Transformative games: engines of #creativity #gamedesign #gbl #edchat

I recently stumbled upon an excellent episode of “Small Empires,” a show about small companies doing big things, that highlighted many of the reasons why we need transformative games. I’ve only embedded relevant clips below, but this episode is worth…
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Going deep: thoughts on Sid Meier's Civilization and #Firaxicon @CivGame #gbl #games #indiedev #gamedev

I had a blast at the first ever Firaxicon last weekend despite arriving late, missing out on all of the panels and playing Beyond Earth, and having to leave early. How? The people. Both fans and staff alike were amazing. Even though I was the last one to…
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#Character: what is it, and why is it important? #happiness #success

Character: what is it, and why is it important? Here is my attempt to answer both of these perplexing questions.
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#Depression #Games Reviewed: SPARX, SuperBetter, Depression Quest, Actual Sunlight

In a previous article, I wrote about the potential of games to treat depression. In this article, I’d like to review two depression games, SPARX and SuperBetter, and share some thoughts about two more: Depression Quest and Actual Sunlight. Please note…
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The Fine Print on Transformative Games

In our introductory video, we talked about transformative games and why we need them. In this Q&A segment, we’ll examine some of the issues raised by the video in more detail.  
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