Mika Oja
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"Hello Mika! What do you think: In which year you became the nobel prize? Lothar"
Dec 12, 2012
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Jun 21, 2012
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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
Jun 20, 2012
Mika Oja joined Sergio Schuler's group
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Making Gameful Better

We hope you’ve brought a hammer to help make Gameful better! Brainstorm improvements in this group and tell us more on Get Satisfaction.See More
Jun 20, 2012
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Game Developers

A collective of game development topics that may help educate anyone who is breaking into the industry or new fields within the industry itself.See More
Jun 20, 2012
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Roll and Shuffle

Where publishers and designers of board games, card games, and dice games can meet up and combine super powers. Let’s share ideas, techniques, helpful links, fun new plays, and serious stuff, too (games for education, training, social issues).See More
Jun 20, 2012
Mika Oja is now a member of Gameful
Jun 20, 2012

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Your Pet Monster
Bling Monster
Location
Oulu, Finland
Personal URL
http://playfulusability.blogspot.com
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
University of Oulu
Affiliation URL
http://www.oulu.fi/english
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
uh... Professor Layton (solving crazy problems) and Dark Souls (challenge and medieval weaponry)
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Teacher, IT guru, Public Speaker, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Alternate reality games, Mobile games, Active / motion sensor games, PC Games - single player, Console Games, Art and Experimental games, Board games, Card games, Educational games, Health games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, School credit, 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 want to manipulate people... but you know, in a totally innocent, good way. I'm interested in projects that promote the good stuff (exercise, learning...)
Games you’ve worked on ...
6 game jam projects:
Hamsters and Plague
Stanceshooter (working title)
Ghost Radio (working title)
Ghost Brigade
Tetraic
Umbrella Dream
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I'm a kickass game designer and I know how to cut the fat off a concept. I can program my own games too! I specialize in Python and JavaScript, and 2D graphics. Front and back, both ends are fine.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Star Control 2 - the one game that put me on this path.
Final Fantasy IV - my first JRPG.
Dungeons & Dragons - where my love for P'n'P originates from.
Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/mikaoja
Linked In Profile
http://fi.linkedin.com/pub/mika-oja/2a/951/a95

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At 4:11pm on December 12, 2012, Lothar Klouten said…

Hello Mika!

What do you think:

In which year you became the nobel prize?

Lothar

 
 
 

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