May 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Calling all game designers

I am a psychologist with a fairly good understanding of games. I have a community project which involves pulling together many different organizations in many different areas all with their own politics and needs. I believe if I can design an ARG where everyone starts out on the same level and there are enough incentives and chances of powering up and competing in ways that benefit the community, this will aid my work and make the annual event that I envisage, much more do- able. I live in Cape… Continue

Added by Phillip Cohen on May 29, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments

Phd programs/Academic research into gaming and depression

Is there anyone who might be able to point me toward a PhD program in psychology that is studying games and depression? I'm working on a game similar in spirit to SuperBetter but targeting a much more severely depressed population. I have a fairly solid design already that I'm hoping to turn into a dissertation if I can find the right place to go.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Added by Tug Brice on May 27, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Video Game Addiction

The past year was my final semester at school and I needed to complete my undergrad thesis. Professors suggest that you pick a topic that you are very interested in so that you can continue to work on it for the year without losing interest. With that in mind, I knew I had to do something video game related. I love video games, and I wanted to find a way to bring that together with the theme for our studies: design for humanity. Through some exploration of possible topics of interest, I…

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Added by Duane Rajkumar on May 6, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

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