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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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Expert Blogs

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Fri, 01 May 2015 12:36:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
In work and "real life" we seem to think that play is a waste of time. Here I propose a basic framework to help us introduce a more play-like environment in non play situations (Playification?)

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:59:00 EDT in Design, Smartphone/Tablet
I learn how to play and be playful with Toca Boca and my kids!

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:26:00 EST in Design
Games and play are two separate concepts in the same family. Here I offer my view on their differences.

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 02:49:00 EST in Serious
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit signals around the brain. They all have different functions and have different effects on us. In this blog I am going to discuss 4; Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins (DOSE).

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:24:00 EST in Design, Serious
SAMR is a great analytical model used by those in education to assess the impact of new technology. It seemed to me like it would be rather handy for gamification as well!

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:51:00 EST in Design, Serious
Randomness can be fun and can lead to many serendipitous moments in games as well as the real world.

Andrzej Marczewski's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/18/2015 - 07:43]

Very interesting stuff here. Always ...

Very interesting stuff here. Always nice to see things like this developed with a practical edge, that is why I really like Amy Jo Kims types r n r nI have spent way to long look at this sort of thing, but my angle is actually gamification - so ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/09/2015 - 06:59]

Agreed, too many games now ...

Agreed, too many games now restrict you to the point that they are just interactive cinema. Games like call of duty - i find the game gets in the way of watching the cut scenes and story play out

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2015 - 02:49]

Many thanks : ...

Many thanks :

Comment In: [Blog - 11/18/2014 - 01:51]

All of it is good ...

All of it is good used in the right way. I often speak about the mystery box and curiosity. . It is just about making things a little less linear for me, give people too much chance to get used to everything and it becomes dull r n r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/04/2014 - 02:42]

Thanks. My view is that ...

Thanks. My view is that if we in gamification are speaking about these things, we should understand them at least

Comment In: [Blog - 10/07/2014 - 06:40]

Tmnt was an all time ...

Tmnt was an all time favourite - 4 player Yes please. But they did over saturate with cheap brawlers. Final fight still holds a warm spot in my heart though