Karen Wagersmith
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Katrina Breen replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Perhaps though they are genuinely in a position of needing to do so, to get the paying customers so as to be able to continue maintaining the game. Re the research, wouldn't that be for the long term benefit of continuing to get customers,…"
Nov 8, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"The 'new organization' is doing crowd funding campaign at the moment for a 2.0A good portion of the funding is going to research and to the mobile app. The research is about doing studies to show the game works, which doesn't actually…"
Nov 8, 2015
Katrina Breen replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Are they making a new Superbetter?"
Nov 8, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"I don't have high hopes for superbetter.They are spendinga a big proportion of their funds on stuff that doesn't actually improve the game.Gameful 2.0 was a disaster. I don't expect Superbetter 2.0 to be much better.Sometimes it is…"
Nov 8, 2015
Katrina Breen replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Superbetter has now been taken over by a new organisation, and they are actively working on it :) Including the forum being back! For a good app, try act companion. It costs $15 but if you don't like it Google play refunds you if you uninstall…"
Nov 8, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Thanks"
Jul 5, 2015
Scott Jacobson replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Seems like the Game For Change Google Group has a bit more activity..."
Jul 5, 2015
Scott Jacobson replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"I too wish Jane would drop in and light a fire every now and then.  Been trying to do that a few years now by offering free prototyping services. Even managed to help a few, but for the most part it's gone to seed. But I still have hope :)"
Jul 2, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"I managed to get it working by using Firefox instead of Chrome."
Jul 2, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"I went through sign up process and the couldn't get past 95% "Saving Your Tree" / 90% Sun."
Jul 1, 2015
Robin Hughes replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Last time I went on SuperBetter it looked like Jane had abandoned it. That is what she seems to do. Start something good and then move onto the next project before making sure that it is successful long term."
Jul 1, 2015
Morganne Ray replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Happify, Personal Zen, SuperBetter, and MindBloom are all cool options."
Jun 25, 2015
Heather Long replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Look up Jane McGonigal."
Jun 23, 2013
Andres Fonseca replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"Hi Karen, We are developing games to help with anxiety disorders. One is aimed at reducing stress by training people in relaxation techniques, getting them to monitor and learn about their anxiety patterns and motivating them to regulary practice…"
Dec 2, 2012
Clair Hinckley replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"I wonder if Stickk.com would be helpful to you.  As I recall, a founder of this website is Ian Ayres, an economist who has done some interesting work on motivation.  I used to have a pretty jaundiced opinion of economics (though I once…"
Aug 25, 2012
Francis Briers replied to Karen Wagersmith's discussion Any available self-help games yet? in the group The Self Helf Games Division
"One possible avenue is the 'Heartmath' Software.  The core software itself is a kind of biofeedback rig intended to be used to enable you to track and measure your state (heart/brain coherence) so that you can practice and improve…"
Aug 9, 2012

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Location
San Diego, California USA
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
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) ...
Health games
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I'm toying with the idea of trying to create games that have these goals:
to teach emotional 'literacy', provide education that people can use to foster their psychological and behavioral health, provide some preventive mental healthcare, empower players who have psychological health complaints by giving them gameful self-help techniques.
Games you’ve worked on ...
None.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
PhD in the Neurobiology of Behavior, published author of a new theory of depression, knowledge of the major psychotherapeutic techniques and years of private study trying to understand how they work from a neurobiological perspective.
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