6*6 Fantasy Series — 1

Create six fantastic adventures set in virtual reality

Creating your own computer game or universe is your super-power

Fahri Karakas
7 min readAug 5, 2020

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Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

As we move away from our childhood, we lose a lot in our lives, including:

  • our sense of wonder and curiosity,
  • our sense of play,
  • our sheer power of creativity and imagination,
  • the willingness to try out new things (experimentation), and
  • the ability to take ourselves less seriously.

How do we regain these capabilities in our adult lives?

We need to establish our own game in our lives.

If we approach our lives as a game, we can increase our rates of experimentation and success.

Gamifying our lives will increase our quality of life. When we lose, we will start again. When we make mistakes, we will try again and get better. We will not be so fearful of failure.

Gamers do not give up. We will not give up — we will try harder after failures. We will double down and learn from our mistakes before attempting the same scenario again.

When we play games, we feel that we are on the verge of learning, discovery, and victory. This gives us momentum. We try many times more when we are playing — that should also be our real-life attitude.

Look at the life of Tyler Blevins or Ninja. He is a professional gamer and YouTuber. Ninja makes 500 thousand dollars every month through playing games, entering tournaments, and live streaming his games on Twitch and YouTube. Time Magazine has chosen him as one of the most influential people (Time 100).

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Fahri Karakas

Associate Professor in Business & Leadership at University of East Anglia. Passionate about doodling, imagination, and creativity. Author of Self-Making Studio.