Rebecca Grant-Widen
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Rebecca Grant-Widen joined Sarah Best's group

Health and Games, or Health in Games

By using game mechanics in therapy for heart patients, teaching young diabetics to estimate carbs, help ritualize the keeping of journals for chronically ill patients, shortening feedback loops, increasing collaboration and putting a smile on the face of poor sods (I am one, I may say so  ) – this group will change the world.First one to release, gets a beer at the next meetup!See More
Apr 1, 2013
Rebecca Grant-Widen joined Sarah Best's group

Gameful Writers

Those of us dedicated to the art and craft of telling a rockin’ story through games.See More
Apr 1, 2013
Rebecca Grant-Widen joined Sarah Best's group

Games for Change

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.See More
Apr 1, 2013
Rebecca Grant-Widen is now a member of Gameful
Apr 1, 2013

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Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
public health consultant
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Writer, 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) ...
Social games, Educational games, Health games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, Money
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I would love to work with non-profits or gamers interested in creating health and educational games. I am a skilled grantwriter for non-profits. My talent for grantwriting is my creativity, and being a visionary, big picture thinker. I am also a homeschooling mom of 3 boys who all love to game.
Games you’ve worked on ...
none yet!
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
extensive knowledge and skills in grantwriting for non-profits, creativity, extensive knowledge of health, behavior change and education, enthusiasm about local foods, food access issues, mom of 3 gaming boys
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
I can't honestly say any that have, my gaming has been limited to occasional Wii use, Tetris and Words with Friends. I'll give you one from each son: Minecraft, Roblox, and Dishonor.

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Welcome Gameful Monster!

Welcome to Gameful, which we are happy to report is officially a partner with Games for Change!

After you signup, here's what you can do to get started:

  • Explore the groups. Find one that interests you? Join it! Want to invite friends and find new allies? Create your own group.
  • Looking for an opportunity? Looking for collaborators? Check out the classifieds. By the way, here is a Gameful opportunity
  • Check the webinars and learn more about what we love the most
  • Invite friends and group members from Gameful 1.0 to join this shiny new one
  • Make a blog post
  • Friend and talk to the Mayor, or chat with anyone online (lower right)
  • Stay tuned for Gameful challenges, where you can design your own social impact game!
  • Take off your shoes and enjoy :)

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