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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
Sep 30, 2013
Ken Franklin posted a blog post

An MMORPG about relationships? (An Open Letter to Jane McGonigal and Gameful)

MMORPG's don't teach much about community, unless you consider your community people to beat up, take stuff from, or use to avoid micropayments.So, herewith, a proposal:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42618311/An%20open%20letter%20to%20Jane%20McGonigal%20and%20gameful.docxSee More
Sep 29, 2013
Ken Franklin commented on Chris Finn's blog post No Title
"Chris - please read the game idea proposal on my blog - there may be a large overlap there..."
Sep 29, 2013
Ken Franklin updated their profile
Sep 29, 2013
Ken Franklin is now a member of Gameful
Sep 28, 2013

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Favorite game? (This will help us tell if you're a spambot or not, so please answer carefully so we can approve your account!)
The Mansky Caper (in preproduction)
Location
Vicksburg, MI
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Cosmic Encounters and Lords of Waterdeep
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Designer, Teacher, IT guru, Public Speaker, Lifelong Gamer
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, iPhone / iPad games, Board games
Will collaborate for
Experience and mentorship
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
Please read my open letter at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42618311/An%20open%20letter%20t...
Games you’ve worked on ...
Milestones 2000, OneArm Battle, Plunder!, the Mansky Caper
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
caring, grace, honesty, and a wild imagination
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Plunder, Tsuro of the Seas, Cosmic Encounter

Ken Franklin's Blog

An MMORPG about relationships? (An Open Letter to Jane McGonigal and Gameful)

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 7:17am 0 Comments

MMORPG's don't teach much about community, unless you consider your community people to beat up, take stuff from, or use to avoid micropayments.

So, herewith, a proposal:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42618311/An%20open%20letter%20to%20Jane%20McGonigal%20and%20gameful.docx

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