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8th Annual Games for Change Summit

5 Jul

Al Gore was the Key note speaker at the The Games for Change Summit in NY where he said: “the gamification trend is really powerful.” The Games for Change Summit is is a conference devoted to the Game Designers that are applying Games to create a better World http://gamesforchange.org/festival2011/

Games are one of the most powerful tools humanity has designed. Engagement and spontaneous participation can be achieved through games in the way that no other strategy can.  Social Innovation projects can truly count on games as one of the most efficient ways to design a better reality.

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Meaningful Play: Getting Gamification Right

28 Jun

Is Gamification an over simplification of Game Design? There is more too a game than just points and badges and Gamification can incorporate so many other tools. Playing is about liberating the mind, body and spirit. Gamification tends to have a purely mechanical view on every human interaction and it should incorporate more Game Thinking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZGCPap7GkY