Zachary Morford
  • Male
  • Reno, NV
  • United States
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Location
Reno, NV
Personal URL
https://www.facebook.com/zachary.morford
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
University of Nevada, Reno
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Student, Teacher, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
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) ...
Alternate reality games, Crowdsourcing games, Educational games, Health games, Workplace / enterprise / productivity games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, 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 apply my training as a behavior analyst to the design of games for social good. I'd be willing to work with any person, or any organization, that has that as its mission.
Games you’ve worked on ...
None yet. I'd love to get started.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I've had five years of doctoral training in behavior analysis. I understand quite a bit about behavior and learning, and I have a coherent theoretical perspective to bring to the table.

I've done a bit of research, and am quite good at breaking things down to their component to figure out what works (I have done some basic research). I'm interested in tackling issues that fewer people have investigated (both in terms of research and games), so I'm very interested in being creative in all my activities.

On top of my training, I like to think I have great interpersonal skills. Of course I don't expect you to take that at face value, so feel free to contact me on facebook, twitter, or linkedin to kickstart a conversation!
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Civilization Series - I loved these games as a kid. It was one of the first series I ever played. Not only was it a lot of fun, but I learned a lot about history.

Age of Empires series - As above, I learned a lot about history.

Final Fantasy VII - This is of course a crowd favorite. For me, it was the game that established my lifelong interest in role-playing games. I realized how immersive a game could be with a good story.
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Linked In Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zachary-morford/13/1a1/b82/

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