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Character sheet: Gabe Zichermann, the boredom slayer

Games are good for us all. They are good for our children. They sharpen their minds and keep them motivated. Because all we want - and what makes gamification successful according to Gabe Zichermann...

Character sheet: Jane McGonigal, the Super-Optimist!

Play to save yourself, that’s the idea of the game designer Jane McGonigal. After experimenting in her own life, she shared how to get better from a physical or emotional condition. Games, she argues,...

Character sheet: Richard Bartle, the Dungeon Master

Richard Bartle is the father of online role-playing games (RPG). A story that began with the creation of the MUD series. He was also the first to categorize the different types of MMO players,...

Character sheet: Yu-Kai Chou, the Great Motivator

Did you ditch your New Year’s resolution just a few weeks into 2016? Are you struggling to make your website more appealing to your target audience?..  The key is motivation! If your product motivates...

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...