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Chicago, IL
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If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and Foursquare.
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Artist, Writer, Marketing Genius, The Best Project Manager Ever
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
pretty awesome (3-5 games)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, MMOs, Alternate reality games, iPhone / iPad games, Mobile games, Art and Experimental games, Street games, Educational games, Health games, Marketing and promotional games, You should add another category!
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, 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’m the Content and Social Media Director of Chicago-based Mightybytes, a digital marketing and web development agency. I enjoy working with DMOs (destination marketing organizations), arts organizations, educational organizations, and in health and wellness. I’ve worked in a lot of these sectors myself and I’ve made a career prioritizing fun over ROI (the ROI followed). While to date I’ve primarily focused my efforts on Foursquare and SCVNGR badges, lists and challenges, I’m looking forward to branching out and working with other types of collaborators and clients on new platforms.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I was one of Foursquare’s inaugural business partners, and I’ve written and produced four Foursquare badges including the world’s first “city” badge, and eight SCVNGR treks. I’ve helped visitors to Chicago use Foursquare to recreate Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, follow in the steps of Superman and the Dark Knight, eat six Chicago style hot dogs in one day, discover the roots of the Blues, and explore great neighborhood gems. To date, over 45, 000 have traveled to neighborhoods on the South Side of Chicago to visit historic blues landmarks off the well-beaten tourist path. Through SCVNGR, I’ve sent people on hunts to bike Chicago’s boulevard system, find clues at specific call numbers in neighborhood libraries, write their own Pitchfork reviews, and find hidden objects that tell the stories of local businesses.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
creativity, marketing prowess, content development, social media strategy, Foursquare, SCVNGR, editorial, writing
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Foursquare, SCVNGR, Superbetter
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What insights did you take away from Games for Change or Games for Health?

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 7:30am 2 Comments

I thought that I would write a blog post with some of the key ideas that I took away from watching Games for Change Festival conference sessions. If, like me, you weren't able to attend Games for Change in person, you can watch the sessions online here. I separately enjoyed this wrap up of Games for Health, which I wasn't able to attend or view online.

Some takeaways that I…


Creating Games to Help Patients Adhere to Medication Regemins

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 10:30am 2 Comments

I'm watching Jane McGonigal's keynote from the Games For Change conference (which you can watch over here). The screenshot taken above is from a point in her talk in which she…


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At 1:03am on April 19, 2013, Daniel Tyrkiel said…

Yes, possibly that was the case. I on the other hand was one of the initial backers on Kickstarter, and member number 13 of which was their beta website ( spelled backwards...). Then I friended over 1000 gamefullers as there was a mechanic in the site itself which listed how many friends you had (me and a guy called Luis had a bit of a competition going on about who gets more friends... I know, we're such achievers...). It became quite useful when Scott Laidlaw was promoting his maths game. He reached out to me and maybe a dozen other people. I created the Ko's Journey Flash Mob Group which led to him winning a contest and now he's running a successful business :)



At 9:02pm on April 18, 2013, Daniel Tyrkiel said…

Hi Sarah. Thank you for picking them up! I'm sure they are safe with you. The last time I came to the site was when it had lots of spam attack. Buddypress plugin that was used in the beginning wasn't very strong as I experienced personally on my own sites as well. It's horrible stuff done by empty but persistent people.

I'm busy with my spine candles at the moment but am wanting to get back into redesigning my self help game. when I do I will be more active here again.

All the best




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  • Take off your shoes and enjoy :)

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