IndustryGamers.com has a quick little article about Jane McGonigal taking the Creative Director role a (for this guy anyway) previously unheard of gaming company – Social Chocolate.
Being a pretty big fan of Ms. McGonigal’s work thus far, I bounced on over to the site to check it out. It’s pretty spares on details right now, but gives just enough concept to get me really interested in whatever they are doing. According to the website, the company is “…making worldchanging games powered by the science of positive emotion and social connection.” Judging from who they have on staff at the moment, I am really interested to see what they have coming down the pipeline here. With some heavy hitters and lots of scientific-types on staff, they could really show us something in gaming that we haven’t seen before.
Also, make sure you take some time to play with the dots on the home page. It’s a pretty zen experience, and I gotta say, I really enjoyed it. But, I won’t give it away – just bounce over to http://www.socialchocolate.com and check it out.