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Andrzej Marczewski's Blog   Expert Blogs


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 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:36:00 EST in Design, Production, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Sometimes a game or a situation does not need to be fair, as long as players perceive that it is fair. Coin Master gave a great example of this.

Posted by Andrzej Marczewski on Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:11:00 EDT in Design
This is a collection of articles on narrative, narrative atoms and story telling that I have put together as a new chapter for my potentially upcoming expansion to Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play

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).

Andrzej Marczewski's Comments

Comment In: [News - 01/05/2018 - 02:03]

Played every TT Lego game ...

Played every TT Lego game since the first Star Wars game and have loved all of them. Now my kids are avid players of them, especially the Marvel and Lego Movie games. They are perfectly balanced for kids and adults to play together, which for me as a parent is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/31/2017 - 09:49]

It will be interesting to ...

It will be interesting to see how GDPR affects all of this data collection as they will in theory have to game explicit permission for each instance of usage of the data, with explanations of what the data is, why it is needed and what will be done with it. ...

Comment In: [News - 10/11/2017 - 03:43]

Actually, you would be surprised ...

Actually, you would be surprised about the complexities of this

Comment In: [Blog - 08/16/2017 - 10:13]

Great article and a really ...

Great article and a really important topic. It is also worth considering other decision-making factors such as time. For instance, if the decision affects something that will happen in the future, it is much harder for the player to see it as important or concrete compared to immediate decisions construal ...

Comment In: [News - 12/22/2016 - 08:46]

I was trying to think ...

I was trying to think of First Person games where the lead character has a really unique character. Duke Nuke 'em springs to mind as one of the few

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