Plus 7 Intelligence | How Games Impact People

Plus 7 Intelligence | How Games Impact People
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Armistice in Video Games
Jan 7 • 37 min
Jakub Vambersky of Madfinger Games talks about the partnership between their game Shadogun: Legends and the charity War Child for their 2018 Armistice event.This is episode 7 of the Games + Social Change seriesLinks+7 Intelligence Discord ServerJoin an…
Dan Machado Returns - DOCE
Dec 24, 2018 • 34 min
Dan Machado of Smart Iguana Games returns to talk about what he learned from his first board game crowfunding campaign - and his new project, the board game DOCE!Links+7 Intelligence Discord ServerJoin an awesome community all about the power of games to…
Interview Live Stream Wednesday
Nov 20, 2018 • 1 min
Tune in Nov 21th at 4:37pm for a live recording of an interview for +7 Intelligence!Live on Links+7 Intelligence Discord ServerJoin an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around…
Interview Livestream Announcement 11/18/18
Nov 18, 2018 • 1 min
Tune in Nov 18th (that’s the day this episode is published!) at 6:07pm for a live recording of an interview for +7 Intelligence!Live on Links+7 Intelligence Discord ServerJoin an awesome community all about the power of games…
Game Flow Documentary
Oct 15, 2018 • 58 min
The director of an upcoming documentary on how video games can help alleviate mental health issues, Emily Crawford, shares her experiences with games, mental health, and filmmakingSupport the documentary on IndieGoGo Links+7 Intelligence Discord…
Games that Bring Power to the People
Oct 8, 2018 • 50 min
Carrie Ray-Hill reveals how they revolutionized education through iCivicsHow a former Supreme Court Justice decided to change the world through video gamesHow games can be effectively incorporated into education Links+7 Intelligence Discord ServerJoin an…
What Virtual World Do You Want to Live In?
Sep 24, 2018 • 49 min
- Dr.Rachel Lawes talks about how her expertise in consumer psychology and her love of gaming overlap - We discuss how gamers often want their virtual worlds to resemble the real world in unexpected ways Links - +7 Intelligence Discord Server - Join an…
Games that Challenge What You Believe
Sep 17, 2018 • 31 min
- Pawel Miechowski of 11bit Studios comes on to talk about their impactful games This War of Mine and Frostpunk - He explains how gameplay is the language of games, and how to use it to cover challenging subjects - Their strategy for asking moral…
The First Game About Peace
Sep 10, 2018 • 49 min
- Asi Burak, legendary creator of Peacemaker and the Chairman of Games for Change speaks about the huge potential of games to change the world - He explains how we wants his book Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World (LINK) to change how people…
Games That Keep Us Safe
Sep 3, 2018 • 46 min
- Dr. James Pita shares how we creates games for security applications - How passion for games led to a career in emerging technology - How to turn even the most important and complex problems into a game you can win - James’ solution have been used to…
Games + Social Change Coming Sept 3rd
Aug 31, 2018 • 1 min
The series on Games + Social Change rides back in on Sept 3rd!
How Gamers Cope
Jul 30, 2018 • 54 min
- Dr. Steve Kuniak, mental health professional and founder of Experience Points - Dr. Kuniak shares his experience as a person looking to games to get through hard times, as well as a professional, helping other gamers - Problem-focused coping - what it…
Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game
Jul 27, 2018 • 30 min
- A board game that lets you be a corrupt politician - manipulating elections to get yourself elected again and again and again - Joshua Lafair, one of the creators of Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game, speaks about creating a game based on a particular…
Game To Grow
Jul 23, 2018 • 46 min
- Therapeutic tabletop role-playing games - what they look like, how they work, and who they help - with Adam Johns and Adam Davis, Founders of the non-profit Game to Grow - How Game to Grow uses the unique story building of tabletop RPGs to address the…
It’s Dangerous To Go Alone
Jul 16, 2018 • 59 min
- Dr. Rafael Boccamazzo, Clinical Director of Take This! talks about his work at the nonprofit promoting mental health in the gaming community - The personal roots of Dr. B in psychology and in gaming - How Take This! helps prevent anxiety and overload…
What is Gaming Disorder? + Part 2
Jul 9, 2018 • 57 min
Josué Cardona and I continue our discuss with the fallout of recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition.
What Is Gaming Disorder?
Jul 2, 2018 • 56 min
- Licensed mental health counselor Josué Cardona returns to share his expertise on the classification of “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization - We dive into what exactly this classification means, and do our best…
How to Quit Gaming Addiction
Jun 25, 2018 • 53 min
- Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters on video game addiction - His personal struggle, turning to games for help, and realizing how he could improve his life without them - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder…
Game Design + Mental Health
Jun 18, 2018 • 50 min
- Game designer/clinical psychologist Kelli Dunlap discusses the overlap of game design and psychology - What she learned from her dissertation on gaming habits + psychology - How games are being studied differently than in the past - Ellie Beagle:…
Dark Souls is Good for your Mental Health?!
Jun 11, 2018 • 42 min
- Episode 1 of a new season and a 7 episode arc on Games + Mental Health - Dr. Jennifer Hazel is a psychiatric doctor and the founder of Checkpoint Organization - Checkpoint is a nonprofit that raises awareness and gives resources about mental health in…
Season 2 Trailer
May 22, 2018 • 1 min
Just a little trailer for Season 2! +++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people. Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers,…
Season 2 Launches June 11th
May 12, 2018 • 1 min
A brief announcement about the launch date of Season 2 of +7 Intelligence! +++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people. Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real…
Gravity Warfare + Dan Machado + 021
Apr 7, 2018 • 39 min
- Dan Machado talks about the unique dexterity board game Gravity Warfare and it’s unconventional origins - How a family spread throughout the globe works together to make the game a reality - Gravity Warfare started as a dream (literally), but we discuss…
Video Game Violence Reprise
Mar 4, 2018 • 11 min
- Calls for video game legislation and NRA boycotts have me thinking - A thorny side of the issue that isn’t often discussed - Show announcements - including a new website! Links - 2013 Article on the licensing deals between video game companies and…
Status Update January 29, 2018
Jan 29, 2018 • 3 min
A puntastic Status Update First, a quick comment about progress on +7. A recommendation for a great podcast about video games to hold you over until +7 returns: Forbes Overworld Then: the trailer for Season 2 of the Podgolmerate show about immigration:…
Moral Combat + Violence in Video Games + 020
Jan 1, 2018 • 69 min
- Many of the stories we hear about the video games influencing acts of mass violence are exaggerated or incorrect - The flaws of the research pointing to violent content as a cause of actual violence - How video games and other media can incidentally…
Coaching for Geeks + Robin Bates + 019
Dec 4, 2017 • 47 min
- Robin Bates of Coaching for Geeks introduces us to the ways that games can be used for self-development - Robin recites the most epic Playstation ad of all time - Why and how roleplaying games reinforce soft skills like confidence, teamwork, and…
Side Quest Fitness + Robbie Farlow + 018
Nov 20, 2017 • 42 min
- Robbie Farlow of Side Quest Fitness chats about his video game-inspired coaching methods - How boss battles help get motivated to exercise Links - Side Quest Fitness - @sidequestfm - LOOT +++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast…
Video Games and Philosophy + Jordan Erica Webber + Dan Griliopoulos + 017
Nov 6, 2017 • 53 min
- Jordan Erica Webber and Dan Griliopoulos discuss their book Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us: (about life, philosophy and everything) - We discuss a variety of ways that video games approach philosophical concepts, such as ethics, the philosophy of…
Game Dev Loadout + Tony Chan + 016
Oct 23, 2017 • 42 min
- Tony Chan talks with +7 about developing his first game and about his game dev industry podcast - How he bounced back from initial disappointment to fulfill his dream of creating a game - How Final Fantasy 7 helped him learn to read when other teaching…
Shotguns & Sorcery + Matt Forbeck + 015
Oct 9, 2017 • 53 min
- This week I am talking with Matt Forbeck - We talk about his journey finding and sharing healthy lifestyle methods - and how games fit into it all. Links - The Force Within Website - The Force Within on Twitter: @forcewithintv - The Force Within Youtube…
Mindfulness, Wellness, and Games + The Force Within + Mike Sweetman + 014
Oct 2, 2017 • 44 min
This week I am talking with Mike Sweetman, the founder of The Force Within We talk about his journey finding and sharing healthy lifestyle methods - and how games fit into it all.
Games for Research + Betty Adamou + 013
Sep 25, 2017 • 65 min
This week I am talking with Betty Adamou about her firm Research Through Gaming. What she does is a mix of psychology, game design, technology, and business that all combines and works together to solve modern problems. We also talk about the 3 Pillars of…
Hurricane Week Check-in (Irma)
Sep 9, 2017 • 5 min
No new episode this week.Hurricane Irma has required my full attention this week.Just a brief check-in.Check out the LOOT page!
Indie Games and Game Jams + Jupiter Hadley + 012
Sep 4, 2017 • 53 min
I speak with Jupiter Hadley about the phenomenon of game jams and the world of indie gamesGame JamsHow to get involved in making gamesAwesome places to find indie games, like itch.ioHow she has played more indie video games than anyone – but the Guinness…
From Mass Effect to Dragon’s Den + Gretta + Kim Hansen and Kelly Wright + 011
Aug 28, 2017 • 43 min
I speak with Kim Hansen and Kelly Wright, former game designers who have created a tech startup known as GrettaHow games are slightly more fun than computational linguisticsTheir experience working on the Mass Effect seriesWorking on educational gamesWhy…
The Journey of a Twitch Streamer + Shanna Zwart a.k.a ShannaNina + 010
Aug 21, 2017 • 42 min
I speak with Shanna Zwart, also known as the Twitch Streamer ShannaninaWe talk about her video game and music streaming careerShanna’s history with video gamesThe personal connection that Shanna has about games and how they helped her through a difficult…
Bonus Level! + Turn Life into a Game Part 2 + Habitica + Leslie + 009
Aug 17, 2017 • 29 min
I speak with Leslie – one of the current operators of Habitica – the app that turns your life into a gameWe talk about how Habitica has been helping people with everything from flossing to getting through med schoolHow we wish that we would spend as much…
Turn Life into a Game + Habitica + Tyler Renelle + 008
Aug 14, 2017 • 29 min
Tyler Renelle is the creator and co-founder of Habitica, an app that turns your everyday tasks and habits into a video gameWe talk about the road from an idea to the successful Kickstarter of HabiticaHabitica is very complex, but uses strategies form…
Games for Charity + Child’s Play + Travis Eriksen + 007
Aug 7, 2017 • 36 min
+7 Talks with Travis Eriksen of the Gamer-founded charity, Child’s PlayWe talk about how Child’s Play was founded by gamers of Penny Arcade wanting to counter negative press with positive actionHow the most uninteresting game of all time is used to raise…
The Psychology of Games + Dr. Jamie Madigan + 006
Jul 31, 2017 • 43 min
Dr. Jamie Madigan spreads awareness of what psychology can tell us about video games.How psychology plays a role in designing video games.How a study about memory explains the “one … more … turn … ” phenomenonHow the psychology of arousal might explain…
Designing Meaningful Games + Serenity Forge + Z Yang + 005
Jul 24, 2017 • 44 min
Zhenghua Yang tells how video games helped him through a truly frightening part of his life – and now he creates them to bring meaning to people.Z talks about his first video game created at the age of 10, and now, his studio: Serenity Forge.5 areas where…
Bonus Level! + Gaming with a Phobia + 004
Jul 20, 2017 • 18 min
In this BONUS episode, a gamer gets help from the community to deal with an unexpected phobia.LinksThe Reddit post that inspired this episodeThe Games Without Butterflies spreadsheet+++++++Share this Episode:1-click Twitter1-click Facebook Share1-click…
Video Games for Therapy + Josué Cardona + 003
Jul 17, 2017 • 59 min
How video games can be used in mental health counseling Josué Cardona is a mental health counselor who founded Geek Therapy – a site and podcast network devoted to exploring how geek culture can be[…]
Games for World Peace + Paul Darvasi + 002
Jul 17, 2017 • 45 min
My guest today flips common stereotypes about games on their head. Paul Darvasi investigates how video games can foster world peace. What video games can do that no other medium can How video games can[…]
Video Game Archaeology without Lara Croft? + Andrew Reinhard + 001
Jul 17, 2017 • 40 min
Andrew Reinhard is a videogame archaeologist Somehow that is a real thing. We talk about his site Archaeogaming He talks about the infamous E.T. Atari cartridge excavation – the first video game excavation in[…]
Trailer +7 Intelligence
Jul 9, 2017 • 1 min
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