Gaming, game mechanics, and gamification are buzzwords that marketers often mis-use and abuse. So why are games such a hot topic in ad-land? We believe the future of gaming in advertising is beyond petty points and badges. Games are successful because they enable people to experience things normally impossible in everyday life. For the future of advertising, new mobile technology will tie gaming and reality closer together allowing the creation of brand experiences that elevate reality in a new and inspiring way.