Podcast Episode

Shotguns & Sorcery + Matt Forbeck + 015

  • This week I am talking with Matt Forbeck, a New York Times Bestselling Author and award winning game designer
  • We talk about how he creates games based on existing fictional universes – and writes novels based on games.
  • How Shotguns & Sorcery started out as a contest entry 17 years ago – and is now finally a tabletop RPG
  • What it was like working on one of the first Alternate Reality Games
  • How communities do amazing things when they come together for the love of a game.

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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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Music by Creo

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Mindfulness, Wellness, and Games + The Force Within + Mike Sweetman + 014

  • This week I am talking with Mike Sweetman, the founder of The Force Within
  • We talk about his journey finding and sharing healthy lifestyle methods – and how games fit into it all.

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  • This week’s episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden. Click this link to check out the Sudio headphones that I use. Use the code intelligence15 at checkout for 15% off!
  • For the month of October, they are donating 10% of their profits for their pink products to the Pink Ribbon Foundation in Sweden.

 

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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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Listen to the show:

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+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Games for Research + Betty Adamou + 013

  • This week I am talking with Betty Adamou about her firm Research Through Gaming.
  • What she does is a mix of psychology, game design, technology, and business that all combines and works together to solve modern problems.
  • The 3 Pillars of science that she builds her games upon

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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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Listen to the show:

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+7 Intelligence Website

On Twitter: @7_Intelligence

On Facebook: @plus7intelligence

+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Hurricane Week Check-in (Irma)

No new episode this week.

Hurricane Irma has required my full attention this week.

Just a brief check-in.

Check out the LOOT page!

Indie Games and Game Jams + Jupiter Hadley + 012

  • I speak with Jupiter Hadley about the phenomenon of game jams and the world of indie games
  • Game Jams
  • How to get involved in making games
  • Awesome places to find indie games, like itch.io
  • How she has played more indie video games than anyone – but the Guinness World Book of Records won’t give her credit for it
  • How indie games can explore topics that AAA games can’t

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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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+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

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Music by Creo

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From Mass Effect to Dragon’s Den + Gretta + Kim Hansen and Kelly Wright + 011

  • I speak with Kim Hansen and Kelly Wright, former game designers who have created a tech startup known as Gretta
  • How games are slightly more fun than computational linguistics
  • Their experience working on the Mass Effect series
  • Working on educational games
  • Why Myst is not the best model for a kids game
  • Working on UX for Eon Altar – which fuses tabletop role-playing with a couch co-op. Also smartphones.
  • Robot Round Robin – the gamified survey they use to test their speech-to-text algorithms
  • How games give inspiration and motivation for real life

 

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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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Music by Creo

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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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Music by Creo

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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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+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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Music by Creo

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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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+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

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Music by Creo

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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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+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.

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Music by Creo

Epilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.