254 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
The book provides a contemporary foundation in designing social impact games. It is structured in 3 parts: understanding, application, and implementation. The book serves as a guide to designing social impact games, particularly focused on the needs of, media professionals, indie game designers and college students. It serves as a guide for people looking to create social impact play, informed by heuristics in game design.
1. Introduction to Social Impact Play and Games 2. Designing for Social Impact-Overview 3. Engagement Design and Serious Play 4. Education Games 5. Games for Mental and Physical Health 6. Newsgames: Reportage and Simulation Games 7. Persuasive Play 8. Empathy Games 9. Community Games 10. Human Computation Games 11. Assessing Impact Efficacy 12. Designing with Clients and Subject Matter Experts 13. Implementation