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Gamification Design: What’s fun got to do with it?

Fun is what’s on every game designer’s mind. All the time. And games being our big brothers and role models in most things, fun is a revered and all-powerful deity in gamification practice and...

What’s up #12

Lots of climbing in the gamification news: An augmented reality climbing wall and an app to make you climb stairs instead of using the elevator. Also: How to get inspiration from a simple browser-based...

Engineering Cathartic Experiences with Game Mechanics: Brenda Romero

As topics go, it hardly gets more serious than the holocaust, or slavery, or racism. And you’d think there could hardly be a list of subjects less suited to games, traditionally associated with fun...

Learn to Play to Learn at #Play14 London

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand,” Confucius said, and if you believe that playing is a great way to ‘do and understand’ on both the...

Gamified Geopolitics and the Fantasy Sports Model

How a social studies teacher made a fantasy come true - students engaging with current events and playing geopolitics as a fantasy sport! We take a look at the social learning game Fantasy Geopolitics. Time...

What’s up #11

In gamification news: the top 9 gamification elements of a top gamifier; the scientific foundation of another top gamifier’s framework; the gamification of a news item; a good reminder on how to succeed in...

A Productivity App for a Better You AND a Better World?

What if a productivity app could work for our own AND a greater good? Find out more about Forest - an app that helps us shut out digital noise for our own benefit and...

Pokemon Go: A good model to follow in gamification

It’s the huge fad of the past weeks. Even though it’s a game and not a gamification process, we can find in Pokemon Go many mechanics that “gamifiers” should take inspiration from!   Ok, we’re going...

UNU: The Platform that Gamifies Human Swarm Intelligence

What is Swarm Intelligence? Can humans swarm? Do we make smarter decisions and more correct predictions as a collective? And how these questions led to the development of a gamified platform which is at...

What’s up #10

What are the latest topics in gamification? An infographic about education gamification ; the use of gameful design in learning ; why you get more done when you gamify your life ; a focus...

Play and Learn Argumentation and Programming on Mars

In our first Gamification Goes to Space article, we told you about NASA’s gamified portal Be A Martian, dedicated to popularizing scientific space exploration and the potential of the human-robotic partnership. We now take...

What’s up? Focus on PokemonGo!

Pokemon Go is THE game everyone is talking about. This app can be (and will be) used in fitness, education, marketing, among many other areas. But what is Pokemon Go? A gamified app? A...

For successful learning, nothing is better than failing

Being wrong is a way to learn. Providing that you identify your mistake. And in many games, it makes the player reach the optimal gameplay or understand the goal. This kind of mechanics is...

Gamification Goes to Space: Play & Learn on Mars

If you’re planning a mini-break for the coming weekend, maybe you needn’t go to Lost Planet but can explore the Red Planet instead! We bring you a selection of Mars-themed serious games and activities...

EdTech for Juniors: Prep Baby for Next Play Date with PeppyPals App!

As every parent knows, the playground all too often turns into a battleground and the sandbox is an arena for much anger and frustration besides the occasional peace and fun. How does your toddler...

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