Mon 22nd Feb, 18:00-19:00 (GMT)
Games, the Pandemic, and the Future
Jane McGonigal Keynote
Fireside Conversation & Q&A
We’re delighted to welcome in our first ever Tinderbox PlayAway Festival with a conversation and Q&A with Jane McGonigal. Jane’s book ‘Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World’ was a major inspiration for some of Tinderbox’s work and we are so excited that she’ll be joining us for this event.
Jane McGonigal, PhD, is the Director of Game Research + Development at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully. Her TED talks on how games can make a better world have more than 15 million views. She has advised companies including Disney, Mattel, Nintendo, Riot Games, Activision and EA on how to create games that build real skills and help players develop emotional and social strengths they can use in their everyday lives. She is also the inventor of SuperBetter, a game that has helped more than a million players recover from symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury.