In this fun and informative book geared for children, the author tells us about alternative reality game developer Jane McGonigal. She explains how much Jane loved video games growing up and how her passion for playing a good game helped her become a PhD in the alternate reality gaming field. With plenty of fun information to learn, the author takes us on the journey of how Jane McGonigal got to be where she is today in the gaming industry.
I loved this children’s book and think that kids will love reading it because it’s all based on video games and how these games can shape a person’s future for the better. I loved learning how Jane came to be a PhD in her field and thought it was fantastic how she took her love for playing video games and turned it into a positive aspect for all video gamers in the world. Packed chock full of tidbits on Jane, this book will entertain any video gamer young or old. This book has been marketed to children with an Interest Level of 2-5 and Ages 7-11.
"Do you like the challenge and adventure of video games? As Jane McGonigal was growing up, she had fun playing early video games. As an adult, she saw games as an outlet for problem solving and teambuilding.
McGonigal started creating alternate reality games (ARGs), which may be based online but take place mainly in the real world. She enjoys challenging others to engage in modern issues and to work together, as in her game World Without Oil and in The Lost Ring, which she created for the 2008 Summer Olympics. McGonigal was named one of the world's top innovators by MIT's Technology Review, and her 2010 TED Talk, ""Gaming Can Make a Better World,"" is one of the most-watched of all time. But how did she get there? Find out how she developed her passion for games to become the public face of game design."