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The Journey of a Twitch Streamer + Shanna Zwart a.k.a ShannaNina + 010

  • I speak with Shanna Zwart, also known as the Twitch Streamer Shannanina
  • We talk about her video game and music streaming career
  • Shanna’s history with video games
  • The personal connection that Shanna has about games and how they helped her through a difficult period of her life
  • How playing games online can either improve or hurt your friendships
  • Shannanina’s tough love advice for how to be a successful streamer
  • How Shanna’s experience going to school for game design (and dropping out) gave her a respect for indie game developers (Stardew valley)

 

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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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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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Offers

  • Sudio Sweden headphones and earbuds – use offer code INTELLIGENCE15 at checkout to get 15% off

 

 

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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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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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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.
    • You can submit questions about the show and anything else you see fit!

 

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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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+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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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.

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 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

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  • 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

Links

  • 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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