Gamification - How
to become Real Life
We all played games, spent many hours charting new
territories, gathering new skills and abilities, learning
and solving the most difficult problems.
World of games, World of
Superman, Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor,
Captain Planet, Robin Hood are some of the characters with
whom we embarked in a fantasy journey in the digital world.
•They are all heroes
•They fight evil and help the
•They solve problems that no
•And most important, at least
once we wanted to be like them
and have super powers to save
the world !
What do all these characters have in common?
World of games, World of
But we had to grow up, real life is always
Our Real Life heroes
•Doctors who cure critical
•Firemen that go beyond fear
and fight the flames, saving
•Scientists who solve problems
and give the world inventions
that no other could
Some of us pursued their dreams and are real life
And we thank them for their efforts !
New Age Heroes
But what about us ? What about our
desire to be heros, to solve important
problems and to save the world?
In a world where real problems are solved through means of
collaboration, digital intelligence and technology are the key !
Well, let's Imagine that we
could do all that. being heroes
even without having super
What is Gamification ?
Gamification is the craft of deriving all the fun and
addicting elements found in games. All these apply to
real world productive activities.
Gamification does not involve games, at least not in the
classic way. It is simply absorbing the fun elements of a
game into real-world applications.
Game developers have spent decades learning how to
master motivation and engagement.
Games have the amazing ability to
keep people engaged for a long
time, build relationships and trust
between people, and develop their
Gamification is all about channeling that
energy and really make the world better !
Why Gamification ?
Let's discover how to become our
favorite heroes in real life through
Batman – Research and
Well, we could take into consideration
the fact that he has nearly unlimited
His dedication to research and
technology is an example which we can
use. We can become real life heroes by
Foldit is a game that allows people from
all over the world to contribute to AIDS
Research and help making
One of batman's abilities was finding
solutions to puzzling problems where others
Captain America - Courage and
The true American hero
Like him, we can offer our support, be
there for others in need, by playing
Pain Squad is a mobile game designed
to help kids fight cancer. It provides
data for researchers.
He helped fellow soldiers with support
and inspiration to overcome all
Spiderman – Abundant in Energy
Abundant in energy and with a strong
desire to overcome all problems, he
has fun solving them.
We can't fly using spider webs
(unfortunately). Even so, encouraging
kids to play Zamzee can solve a real
Our next door super hero is flying all
around, using his spider webs for helping
Zamzee is a device designed to get kids
excited about doing sport.
Iron Man – a leading Force
He integrates devices into his suit, in
order to fight crime.
Well, we can't have it all, but at least
we can learn and become a leading
force in our field and maybe invent
you may be asking how ?
Khan Academy is a platform that uses
games to help people learn better and
An American billionaire playboy, industrial
ist and ingenious engineer
superman - World Wide Impact
He uses his superhuman abilities for
the benefit of people, whenever and
Tough job, but not impossible because
now our actions can also have world
wide impact by playing FreeRice.
FreeRIce is a platform that uses
gamification to fight hunger.
Protector of Humanity
Thor – Thunder Power
He has the ability to create raging
thunders to defeat enemies which
threaten the earth.
We can't create thunders. Still, we
consume huge amounts of energy - the
source of a world wide problem.
Our hero-like act can be learning and
preserving energy using Opower.
OPower aims to solve these problem by
utilizing gamification to encourage
people to spent less energy.
Thor, son of Odin, god of thunder
Captain Planet and the
His goal is to defend the Earth from the
Despite captain planet’s effort to stop
pollution, it seems that some of us
haven't learned his lessons yet.
We can continue his efforts and protect
the environment through m.Paani and
The Hero who protects the environment
Robin Hood method
He dedicates his life to helping many
people in need.
Of course, We don't encourage you to
steal and neither to start a revolution
against the rich, but we encourage you
to play CrowdRise.
CrowdRise is a platform that Gamifies
charity; There people compete for a
Taking from the rich and giving to the
poor - this is robin hood's method.
Time to Act
So, we discovered how to become real life heroes...
Gamification offers us the possibility to
really solve world wide problems.
It's time to act ! Choose your cause, be a hero
and make the world a better place…
…And remember: Helping someone
in need makes you a Hero
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