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Bonus Level! + Turn Life into a Game Part 2 + Habitica + Leslie + 009

  • I speak with Leslie – one of the current operators of Habitica – the app that turns your life into a game
  • We talk about how Habitica has been helping people with everything from flossing to getting through med school
  • How we wish that we would spend as much time on ourselves as we do on our avatar
  • How games hold the key to so many productivity efforts: motivation
  • How Pokémon (aka Pokemon) and Dungeons & Dragons influenced the design of Habitica
  • How Habitica toes the line between being a game and being some that helps people be productive
  • The summer of Pokémon Go
  • How Habitica mixed the excitement of gaming and the open-source community with the goals of launching a successful and effective tool

 

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About +7 Intelligence

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Turn Life into a Game + Habitica + Tyler Renelle + 008

  • Tyler Renelle is the creator and co-founder of Habitica, an app that turns your everyday tasks and habits into a video game
  • We talk about the road from an idea to the successful Kickstarter of Habitica
  • Habitica is very complex, but uses strategies form games to ease users into creating new habits
  • Many people claimed to hold the secret to effective habit-forming, but Habitica sampled from many different games to create something that fits a variety of people
  • Tyler turns a bad World of Warcraft habit into the catalyst for self-improvement
  • Google Deepmind and the curious way that games play a role in human progress

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+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Games for Charity + Child’s Play + Travis Eriksen + 007

  • +7 Talks with Travis Eriksen of the Gamer-founded charity, Child’s Play
  • We talk about how Child’s Play was founded by gamers of Penny Arcade wanting to counter negative press with positive action
  • How the most uninteresting game of all time is used to raise money
  • Child’s Play donates games because the positive effects on mood, morale, confidence, and even because it reduces the need for pain medication
  • Please consider donating to Child’s Play – if that’s not something you can do, then spread the word around.

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  • Quora Session with Ches – taking questions until Wednesday 8/9, 4pm Eastern. That is when you will get to start seeing my responses.
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+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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The Psychology of Games + Dr. Jamie Madigan + 006

  • Dr. Jamie Madigan spreads awareness of what psychology can tell us about video games.
  • How psychology plays a role in designing video games.
  • How a study about memory explains the “one . . . more . . . turn . . . ” phenomenon
  • How the psychology of arousal might explain why you play games through the night.

 

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Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Designing Meaningful Games + Serenity Forge + Z Yang + 005

  • Zhenghua Yang tells how video games helped him through a truly frightening part of his life – and now he creates them to bring meaning to people.
  • Z talks about his first video game created at the age of 10, and now, his studio: Serenity Forge.
  • 5 areas where video games are transforming the future.
  • The diverse ways that video games can bring meaning

 

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Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Bonus Level! + Gaming with a Phobia + 004

  • In this BONUS episode, a gamer gets help from the community to deal with an unexpected phobia.

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+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

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Video Games for Therapy + Josué Cardona + 003

  • How video games can be used in mental health counseling
  • Josué Cardona is a mental health counselor who founded Geek Therapy – a site and podcast network devoted to exploring how geek culture can be used in therapy
  • Josué talks about how his initial attempt to use video games in therapy had some setbacks
  • Josué plays games with his clients in order to connect with them
  • Josué helps his clients create games using Twine in order to break down and navigate difficult situations
  • Josué talks about how he prescribes video games
  • We talk about how what we learn from video games is transferrable to real life
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Games for World Peace + Paul Darvasi + 002

  • My guest today flips common stereotypes about games on their head.
  • Paul Darvasi investigates how video games can  foster world peace.
  • What video games can do that no other medium can
  • How video games can promote peace education
  • How video games can be used for conflict resolution
  • How to turn your classroom into a video game
  • How video games can be used in a classroom to teach history
  • How video games can serve as inspiration for immersive experience games to teach literature in a totally different way
  • How video games have influenced Paul’s life

Links

  • Ludic Learning (LINK)
  • Paul’s working paper about video games for UNESCO (LINK)

Games Mentioned

  • Hush (LINK)
  • 1979: Revolution Black Friday (LINK)
  • Depression Quest (LINK)
  • Rome II : Total War (LINK)

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Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Video Game Archaeology without Lara Croft? + Andrew Reinhard + 001

 

  • Andrew Reinhard is a videogame archaeologist
  • Somehow that is a real thing.
  • We talk about his site Archaeogaming
  • He talks about the infamous E.T. Atari cartridge excavation – the first video game excavation in history
  • The No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey (NMSAS)
  • We talk about the Prime Directive and the ethics of investigating video games as archaeology

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  • Archaeogaming (LINK)
  • NMSAS (LINK)
  • Follow Andrew Reinhard on Twitter (LINK)

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+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

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Trailer +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence launches 07/17/17! Subscribe now so you don’t miss it! Every share and review is appreciated.

 

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About +7 Intelligence

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

Listen to the show:

Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic

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Find the show online:

+7 Intelligence Website

+7 Intelligence on Twitter: @7_Intelligence

+7 Intelligence on Facebook: @plus7intelligence

 

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Music by Creo

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