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This week you can find a link to my thesis! Also this week there's a great research article by Sebastian Deterding on gameful design, Halfbrick have entered the serious game space, and gamification vs. game-based learning seems to be a popular topic for discussion at the moment. Enjoy! 


Achievement Unlocked: Finish PhD Thesis

I mentioned last issue that I had recently been awarded a PhD for my research into gamification design. For anyone interested you can find a copy of the thesis here.

The difference between gamification and game-based learning

The author of this article highlights some key differences between gamification and game-based learning. What do you think, do you agree with these?

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

This seems to be a popular topic at the moment! Here's another article that explores some of the differences between gamification and game-based learning.


Fruit Ninja Academy - Math Master

Halfbrick have entered the serious game market with Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master. It aims to teach curriculum math skills to children aged 5 to 7 years old.


The Lens of Intrinsic Skill Atoms: A Method for Gameful Design

This excellent article analyses design challenges of gameful design, reviews existing academic and industry methods, and introduces a method for gameful design.

A Design Science Approach to Gamify Education

This article explores educational games and proposes seven design principles that aim to help create useful educational games for both educators and students.  


Old video games (comic)

Who knew pac-man had such a dark story...
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