Tagged: games

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Bits ‘n’ Bobs

A few side projects and stuff for you to enjoy. Gamification Memes: A compilation of my memes over the last few years   Other “Wisdom” Memes…   Some music I’ve been recording for fun (updated often).   Videos with my kids (Challenges mostly)   And finally…. A game made in...

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Exploring the Meta-Rules of Play

In my last blog, I introduced the concept of Meta-Rules. These were the non-system or inherent rules that actually guide how people play. I spoke about them rather abstractly, describing them in the following way These [meta-rules] rules are beyond what you would consider written or system imposed rules. These...

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The Future of Gamification

Recently I was honoured to be asked to be part of a documentary about games, their history, and evolution. One of the questions that I was asked that really got me thinking was “What is the future of gamification?” I am asked this quite often and tend to go with a...

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I’m Too Busy and Important to Play Games

Everyone who is involved in gamification has hit this same problem, someone who thinks they are just too busy or important to play games. You are in a meeting, selling gamification like a bad ass and you get hit with a comment like “I don’t like games” or “My employees are...

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What Makes a Good Serious Game?

One of the privileges I have as a gamification “expert”, is to look at many different solutions This includes getting to look at and review serious games from time to time. Over the last couple of years, i have come up with an unwritten list of things I look for in...

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Progress: Central to Gamification

When we look at the 5 Ps of gamification, it is very easy to overlook all of the meanings of Progress. Just as a reminder, the 5 Ps are; Purpose, Progress, Proficiency, Pride and People. Progress can mean different things to different people. If you ask the great and powerful Google,...

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An Interview With Dr David Chandross

I have been pleased to call David Chandross a friend for a couple of years now. We “met” through our shared love of games and gamification over Twitter and Facebook. Since then I have come to know him as a fierce proponent of using games to help people learn and...

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Gamification: What’s Play Got to do, (Got to do) with it?

When I was researching my definition of gamification, I had a few major dilemmas. One of the main ones was the use of Game-Like over Play-Like. Just as a reminder, I define gamification in the following way: The use of game design metaphors to create more game-like and engaging experiences...

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Grinding to Mastery and Flow

One of the things that I noticed at gamification world congress this year, was a few people mentioning Flow in their talks. As most of my readers know by now, I love the idea of Flow, not just as a pure idea of “in the moment balance and being in...

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How do you deal with being wrong?

Not really a gamification related post today, though it could pertain to the gamification community! It happens to us all at some point. Someone says something, you see something, read something, hear something – whatever – but it shakes the foundations of something you knew in your hear was correct....