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Infocom Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
San Diego
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QoL Enterprises
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If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Portal & Pandemic
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Teacher, Marketing Genius, Inventor, Public Speaker, Researcher
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Alternate reality games, Mobile games, Simulations, Crowdsourcing games, Art and Experimental games, Board games, Educational games, Health games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
Working with Phil Zimbardo on Heroicimagination.com, looking for opportunities to help people learn how to be more heroic when action is called for instead of being passive bystanders. Many game possibilities and many possible tie ins with existing games.
Games you’ve worked on ...
got to play test Portal 2 at Valve :-)
many game ideas in my notes over the years and some ideas spec'ed on Gameful v1.0
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
how to make anything more engaging and meaningful with interactive activities and metacognitive reflections.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Rock Band
going to grad school (very game like)
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Hunting for one of my old posts: "Game Concept: A Force More Powerful"

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Can you help? I'm hunting for a post I did in Gameful a few years ago, describing concepts for an RPG that took players through the challenges of being a successful "nonviolent" protestor. Lots of action possible, with drama playing out and the challenge being to avoid fighting back even when hit, even when someone you care for is hit. Lots of details - but now I can't seem to find it :-(

Sadly, I don't seem to have the original text I posted saved somewhere else.

Here's email…


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