Game mechanics Archive

Life is a Game

Over the past couple of months I’ve seen a variety of discussions taking place concerning the positives and negatives of using the term “gamification” in reference to learning. In the educational community there are often negative connotations associated with the idea. Being rewarded an incentive (in this example a badge) in learning, seems to be [&hellip

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Game Mechanics and Participation

Let’s start with a stat: A shitload of people are playing games. Ok, it wasn’t a stat, but in 2007 Comscore found that 217 million people are playing online games, and that was before all those people got addicted to Zynga’s Facebook games. “Yeah, but those are just games, what does that have to do [&hellip

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