SuperBetter, the newest creation by Jane McGonigal, is an online social game designed to build personal resilience in the face of a serious challenge and is powered by strong social relationships, positive emotion, and a real sense of purpose.
SB was initially created to fight injury or illness, but the ability to make your own fully customizable experience backed up by strong scientific principles, SuperBetter allows any player to gain an experience and chase “epic wins”. Players are encouraged to find their “power ups”, small activities that boost their personal well-being while fighting off “bad guys”, activities and emotions that bring them down. In addition, various goal setting challenges and the ability to draw friends in, allows SuperBetter to create an engaging gaming experience with scientific data that is proven to encourage happiness and personal growth. The score of the game is based on resilience, which fluctuates depending on how players are feeling on any given day or how engaged they are in the game.
More recently people have begun using SuperBetter to tackle project management, productivity and work relationships. How do you see yourself getting SuperBetter?
Date: Thursday April 19, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM