Kirsten Bonanza
  • Female
  • South Hadley, MA
  • United States
  • Agricola

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  • Yevdokia McDowell
  • Curtiss Hayden
  • Jacob Corvidae
  • Scott Jacobson
  • Luke Haward

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Scott Jacobson and Kirsten Bonanza are now friends
Nov 12, 2013
Lien Ly left a comment for Kirsten Bonanza
"Hi Kristen! Nice to meet you! :) "
Nov 11, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza updated their profile
Nov 11, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza joined Sarah Best's group

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Apr 24, 2013
blessing left a comment for Kirsten Bonanza
"Hello,My name is blessing colman,I saw your profile in this siteand became interested to you,please contact me through myprivate email address( distance or colour dontmatter but love matters a lot email…"
Mar 21, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Elizabeth Holmes's discussion Want to Meet Voice Actors? Upcoming virtual conference needs marketing/promo game.
"I have a few ideas.  Send me a message if you'd like to talk more about fun engagement strategies."
Mar 19, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Jacob Corvidae's discussion Come be part of making this game awesome!
"I got to meet Ari at BALLE last year - the Zingerman operation is pretty awesome.  I agree with the way that you are going about the visioning and I have some input to that end that might help.  I agree 100% that the vision dictates how…"
Mar 19, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza is now friends with Jacob Corvidae and Luke Haward
Mar 19, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Please let me know if you need help.  I now have a few games under my belt as well as experience doing organization development.  Good luck changing the world! & thank you."
Mar 19, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza left a comment for Curtiss Hayden
"Welcome to the party!"
Mar 14, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Adam White's discussion RPG Your Life
"I'm working with someone right now on how to do this.  Have you gotten any further?  Any updates?"
Mar 14, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Have you ever considered connecting with a group like Care2 to get the funding to build it?  You are right that there are many places with a click to save theme - why not ask them if they want to go the next step. :) Also don't forget that…"
Mar 14, 2013
Kirsten Bonanza replied to Jacob Corvidae's discussion Come be part of making this game awesome!
"I'm interested in learning more as well.  Possibly helping with outreach materials, definitely playtesting. :) Kirsten"
Mar 14, 2013
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Mar 14, 2013
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Mar 14, 2013

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South Hadley, MA
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Create Better Impact Games
Affiliation URL
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
That game hasn't been written yet.
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Designer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Teacher, Marketing Genius
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
up-and-coming (1-2 games on my resume)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Board games, Card games, Educational games, Marketing and promotional games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, 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?
I'm looking to create games that change the way we interact with the world. Specifically, I want the game environment to reflect the Earth environment bringing in elements of permaculture, sustainability, and mindfulness/ spirituality.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I designed Common Cents, Waste Not, and I playtested Aurelia. I'm looking for a good graphic designer so that I can self-publish my next game {Suburban} ReNewville which is currently in testing and almost ready for release. I have another few that I'm working on designing and have another group of ideas for when those are done.

I'm also on the founding team of EARTH an online mini-games site devoted to raising funds for non-profits.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Understanding of how to build in elements of systems thinking, & permaculture.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Dominion for the ability to see how different elements work together.
Tetris, Pacman, 'Bubble Crack' (line up colored circles and pop them) really just about any game that requires precision, timing that speeds up and deep concentration and problem solving makes me smile.
There was a game we played at camp when I was in Middle School. It involved teams of kids running around the woods trying to answer questions and solved problems together. There were two 'bad guys' that chased the groups around the woods. If one person got caught the whole group got stuck until a 'medic' came around and challenged you with a question or team building activity. Basically it was awesome and gave me a taste of what it should be like to connect with the people around you.
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At 8:34pm on November 11, 2013, Lien Ly said…

Hi Kristen! Nice to meet you! :) 

At 8:50pm on March 21, 2013, blessing said…

My name is blessing colman,
I saw your profile in this site
and became interested to you,
please contact me through my
private email address
Remeber distance or colour dont
matter but love matters a lot in
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