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Dec 7, 2012
Sergio Schuler replied to Andrew Conner's discussion Inspiring female video game characters in the group Women and Games
"This might help: My personal pick: Jade (from Beyond Good & Evil) and April Ryan (from The Longest Journey)"
Dec 7, 2012
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Inspiring female video game characters

Who are some female video game characters that folks are inspired by?
Dec 7, 2012
Andrew Conner joined Sarah Best's group

Games as Art

This group is dedicated to exploring what it will take to create a game that can be considered a work of art–something that is valued highly by society and generally agreed to be a quality addition to a person’s life.This does not mean visually-striking or “artsy” games–this means leveraging the gaming experience to strike a balance between two imaginations: the one of the game designer and the one of the player. How can we create a game that leaves room for interpretation but is also engaging…See More
Dec 6, 2012
Andrew Conner joined Sarah Best's group

The Self Helf Games Division

Addressing the issue of motivation in life through games. Discuss creating environments that allow people to motivate themselves for action, apply the methods developed by psychology of happiness and increase their belief in their own abilities.See More
Dec 6, 2012
Andrew Conner joined Sarah Best's group

Women and Games

A group for discussing topics that particularly affect women and girls in games, gaming, and the game development industry. Gentlemen welcome.See More
Dec 6, 2012
Andrew Conner joined Sarah Best's group

Gameful Writers

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Dec 6, 2012
Andrew Conner 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
Dec 6, 2012
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"This is awesome! So glad to be here."
Dec 6, 2012
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Your Pet Monster
Astro Monster
Santa Clara, CA
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
Santa Clara University
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Kid Icarus and Kid Sisyphus
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Artist, Writer, Student, Public Speaker
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, MMOs, Alternate reality games, iPhone / iPad games, Simulations, Crowdsourcing games, PC Games - single player, Art and Experimental games, Educational games, Health games, Marketing and promotional games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, School credit, Money, Big 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?
As a therapist in training with a particular interest in mindfulness, I am interested in developing new applications of game mechanics to benefit psychotherapy, spirituality, education, and social justice.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I have a strong background as a writer and a developing expertise in positive and counseling psychology. In addition, I have over a decade's experience as a meditator. I am wildly creative with a compassionate heart, a wry sense of humor, and a keen sense for design.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Mario Teaches Typing
Shadow of the Colossus
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