Tagged: game thinking

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Simulation and Game Thinking

Well, it has been a long time coming – but Simulation has finally broken free from Serious Games in my Game Thinking “framework”. It will take a while for me to update everything, but I wanted to share the draft entry for simulations in Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play....

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What if we could never use the word Gamification again…?

A few days ago on the awesome Facebook group Gamification Hub – I posed the following question. Andrzej Marczewski If the word gamification was banned from all usage – what would you replace it with. I’d go with “game thinking” personally. What followed was a fantastic conversation that I felt...

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Is it gamification if….?

This is a question I get asked all the time. Is it gamification if x,y or z.  Depending on my mood and their question, I answer a little differently at first but always end the same way. Is it taking something that is not a game and making it more...

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4 part SAMR Model to Analyse Gamification

I love coming up with new models and frameworks, I find them really handy and hope that when I share them that others do as well. However, I am also a great believer in not reinventing the wheel! Recently I happened to see a comment from one of my favourite...

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How to Use Game Thinking

A while back I started to introduce my alternative catch-all to Gamification, that is Game Thinking. Game Thinking takes four common components of game like or games based solutions and puts them under a single banner. Those are Playful Design / Game inspired design, Serious Games, Games and Gamification /...

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Playful design vs Game inspired design

When I first started to describe Game Thinking, I talked about gameful design or game inspired design. Part of me was always split about what I really meant. In my mind, these ideas were based on user interface more than anything. So creating menu systems that mirrored ideas seen in...