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(Slides from Jane McGonigal at the Game Developers Conference 2011, Serious Games Summit, Gamification Day) ...
(Slides from Jane McGonigal at the Game Developers Conference 2011, Serious Games Summit, Gamification Day)
If you hate the term gamification, you're not alone: Plenty of game developers think gamification sounds cynical and opportunistic -- a way to motivate gamers to do something they' ordinarily avoid. Worse, many early adopters of gamification are creating mere shells of a game: game feedback systems stripped of any satisfying activity, meaning, story, or heart. But there is another way. What we need now is a more holistic and whole-hearted approach to using game design to transform reality. This presentation is an introduction to gameful design: how to infuse real life and real work with the true spirit, or emotional and social qualities, of gameplay. You'll learn a four-part gameful strategy that focuses on how to create the lasting positive impacts that games are famously good at generating: more positive emotions, stronger social relationships, a bigger sense of purpose, and meaningful mastery. As game desig! ners, we can do better than gamification. We owe reality more than some stinkin' achievement badges, or points, or leaderboards.