I wrote about the new video game designed to help people recover from things, Super Better, when it was first discussed on On the Media two months ago. Game designer Jane McGonigal was back on this week, and she revealed a code that grants access to the beta version of the game. (Go to the SuperBetter site, and enter sochofriend where it asks, “have a key to enter?”).
It’s a fantastic concept, one that will help tons of people. It was designed with brain trauma victims in mind, but can easily translate to other types of afflictions.
First, you tell SuperBetter what ails you:
It’s essentially an interactive web app that helps the user focus on getting better, picture what that improved state would look like, and enlists the support of friends and family. These are all concepts supported by science, and the video game-esque presentation hooks the user and encourages them to stick with it.
I look forward to seeing the final release!