Learning From Games: Candy Crush and Soda Saga

Soda Saga Learning From Games Candy Crush and Soda Saga

Candy Crush Saga from King games is one of the worlds most played games, boasting 93 million daily players at one point! I have always avoided it, but my wife has been into it for years. Finally, when she was explaining a level on the spin-off game Soda Saga, I cracked and downloaded it.

For those that don’t know, Candy Crush and Soda Saga are a genre of puzzle game called “Match 3”, first popularised by Bejewelled (though Shariki was actually the first). The basic concept sees you start with a board full of colourful tokens and you must swap two around that are next to each other to form rows of three.  Create a row of three and they disappear, moving all of the other tokens around. Read More ...

Gamification Tutorial Series – Episode 1 and 2

Cropped gamification Gamification Tutorial Series 8211 Episode 1 and 2

The beginning of June sees not only sunshine, but also a new series of short tutorial / information videos that a few people have asked me to do.

The first video is just a very short introduction to gamification. In it I talk a little about what it is and what it isn’t.

The second video takes a look at motivation and introduces RAMP as a concept.

Future videos will include a deeper look at motivation, the extrinsic vs intrinsic argument, user types, leaderboards, feedback loops, mechanics and more. Read More ...