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The Goal Quest GamesTM are a series of tabletop games being created by Janet Mott-Snider, and her sister, Marcia Burrows.
Janet is a CPSS (Certified Peer Support Specialist) living and working in Michigan. The individuals she serves are on Medicaid and have mental health diagnoses as well as addiction issues.
Marcia, The Logical Woman, is a professional game designer living and working in Florida.
While serving as Community Teaching Assistant for the online class in Game Design presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edX 11.126x in May 2016,
Marcia wondered if there were elements of Janet's challenging work that could be enhanced with a custom game.
So, Janet enrolled in the class to study the course materials about game design.
And together they started brainstorming, theorizing and dreaming of games for recovery.
One of Janet's important functions is to use her specialized training to encourage individuals to set life goals.
Currently she helps people set goals using a multi-page form.
We wish to gamify that process so that it's engaging. After all, the point of playing a game is FUN!
Our games help overcome reluctance in approaching the life-enhancing yet challenging activity of goal setting.
Just as people have different learning styles, there are various methods to approach setting goals.
An individual could read a book about goals, listen to a lecture about goals, watch a video, fill out a form, write in a journal, talk with a Peer Support Specialist, to name a few.
We now present an additional method: Games about goal setting!
Our first game, published in April of 2017, is Strengths and TroublesTM. Explore this web site to learn more.
We're developing Goal HeroTM (working title) as a second game to follow Strengths and TroublesTM.
We plan Goal HeroTM as a game of exploration and adventure!
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