McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer who insists playing games for an hour a day can change your life. She says gaming produces powerful emotions and social relationships that can really change lives, and potentially even change the world. McGonigal is a pioneer in the field of “alternative reality gaming,” (or ARG) games that use mobile and digital technologies to turn everyday spaces into playing fields, and everyday people into teammates. After suffering a severe concussion and finding herself in deep depression, she created her most exciting game to date: SuperBetter! – a game developed to help players attack a wide variety of personal challenges; from obesity to asthma to addiction.

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