Is it gamification if….?

Game Thinking 4 Is it gamification if 8230

Andrzej Marczewski

Gamification Consultant with Motivait. I love to write about it, talk about it and bore people to death with it! If you really want to get to know me, check out the About page.

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  1. trevogre says:

    Do you think that there is a concept of canonical gamification? Specificly as it applies to education? Is there simple game archetypes that need to be applied in order to achieve an optimized result? Or potentially is there a layered canonical approach that might be relevant. It seems important to distill to what is practical to implement in the broadest sense, in order to promote generation of inter-operable gamified content. Rather than view gamification as game concepts that can be implemented in siloed experiences that don’t talk to each other.

    Despite the issues with the xbox achievement system its strength seems to be the unified reporting and social comparison mechanisms. Without which you would have to open an individual game to see what marks you had received.

    Does your book address this topic? What are you thoughts?

  2. Bo Armstrong says:

    Very glad you posted this, Andrzej! I’m submitting a book chapter to a gamification research handbook and actually decided on the use of the term “game-thinking” as well! I specified game-thinking as consisting of both gamification and serious games, with game-inspired design following more in line with my chosen definition of gamification (game elements in non-game context, so narrative or aesthetics would fall into that category). I did not include play for this chapter, as it is specific to human resource management, and so far no HRM interventions revolve solely around play. I’ll definitely be adding your classification in as a citation for this handbook chapter, so thank you very much! Hope all is well with you.

    • Oh that is awesome, thanks 🙂 The full model is the result of quite a lot of research and I am never happy with it lol works for me though 😉
      Andrzej Marczewski
      Excuse the brevity, Sent from my phone.

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