Andrzej Marczewski's Blog
A gamer for some 30 years and a lover of all things gamification for the last 2, I am amazed every day by how much is happening in these fields and enjoy feeling part of this. I blog on a weekly basis about Gamification, social media and other side topics. I write about video games on my games review website (Yet Another Review Site running since 2006) and in 2012 I also self published a short eBook on gamification – Gamification: A Simple Introduction.
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At its heart, is gamification Pervasive User Centric Design? Is it the cross over between real and virtual worlds?
What we need to do is step back from time to time and say “How will this actually impact the user”.
Focus. Pure and laser like focus. My daughter is about 2 years old. I got Toca Pet Doctor for her today as a treat. My 7 year old laughed at me and said “she will not be able to play that, she doesn’t know how”.
It is no secret that I would love to get the games industry to become more involved in gamification and have spoken to many people in the industry about it.
It might not be a game, but you still need rules and to understand how people might behave - not how you want them to behave.
What if people just don’t want to play your game? How do you engage them?
Andrzej Marczewski's Comments
[Blog - 09/02/2014 - 09:13]
That reminds me of the ...
That reminds me of the quote The opposite of play is not work, it is depression . I think it is about gauging the audience right as well as getting out of the mindset I think this is fun, so will everyone . That is a good starting point anyway ...
[Blog - 05/30/2014 - 06:16]
Happy for you to give ...
Happy for you to give me examples of other mediums that provide the same or similar The wording may be bad in reality, but i am yet to see my kids as engaged whilst learning as I do when they are playing games on the iPad. The game gives them ...
[Blog - 04/22/2014 - 07:45]
Hi r n r nI ...
Hi r n r nI have written about this sort of idea quite a lot. I think it comes down to intent. People can make a game out of anything really - just watch children playing with a penny r n r nI see the split as the intention of ...
[Blog - 03/31/2014 - 08:53]
Heartbreaking really. I used to ...
Heartbreaking really. I used to leave games that I did not enjoy. Now I leave them because I can 't enjoy them due to a constant need to achieve pointless targets, buy things to progress or just don 't understand the game. Fun seems to be a totally secondary goal ...
[News - 02/05/2014 - 11:33]
Let me try it this ...
Let me try it this way. You need to write a paper on this. It needs to be logically laid out. State the problem you are trying to prove and solve. Then write your solution. Don 't ask questions of the reader, especially ones that assume the reader has read ...
[Blog - 02/07/2014 - 08:51]