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Gamification Weekly
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! 

★ NEWS

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.

★ EXAMPLE

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.
 

★ RESEARCH

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.  

★ ANOTHER CASTLE...

Old video games (comic)

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