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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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Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:10:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious
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.


Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:43:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious
What if people just donít want to play your game? How do you engage them?


Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:51:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious
One of the great things about games is how they handle objectives. Very rarely will you play a game these days that sets out one huge objective and just leaves you to it, they all break the main objective into sub-objectives.


Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:36:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious, Social/Online
This time I want to look at a concept I have been talking about for a while, but have never really explained properly. Thin Layer and Deep Level gamification.


Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:31:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious
An example of unusual user behaviour gives me an excuse to talk about Overjustification effect and cheating in gamification


Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:40:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Serious
I was trying to simplify and improve my gamification user types. Version 2 is just that and a little more. After more research and the results of mine and others surveys on the matter, I have realised a few things.



Andrzej Marczewski's Comments

Comment In: [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 ...

Comment In: [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 ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/07/2014 - 08:51]

That 's the idea anyway ...

That 's the idea anyway - hard to do day to day sometimes though

Comment In: [News - 02/07/2014 - 03:49]

I love that they say ...

I love that they say 5-Star ratings from you help us provide free updates What a load of blackmailing crap r n r nMake a good game that people want updates for, then charge them for that if you have too. Don 't make a crap game, force people to ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/09/2014 - 12:31]

Hi Scott. Thanks for the ...

Hi Scott. Thanks for the comment. I always avoid talking about dopamine. Mostly because as of yet I have not heard a definitive definition - though this article comes close Http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BenLewisEvans/20130827/198975/Dopamine and games Liking learning or wanting to play.php r n r nBut yes, he was addicted. He admits that ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2013 - 05:18]

@darren Have you actually got ...

@darren Have you actually got an answer for this yet. You raise the question all the time, but never seem to answer it. Recognising the problem as you see it is great, but we are all waiting for the solution I feel.