Hello Gameful community. I am new here so firstly a little bit about me: I have been a gamer all my life (since I was 5), as a teenager I realised I wanted to be a games designer when I was older but…Continue
My group, QLG Virtual Team Multi-Discipline just submitted a SBIR Phase I Proposal, our first one, to a National Science Foundation (NSF) RFP for educational video games as one of the qualifed…Continue
I'm a professional game programmer, and I've noticed that there is a common problem among people inspired by Jane's call to action to design world-changing games. They have these amazing game ideas…Continue
Harnessing Local Data to Help Prevent Four Major Diseases in San Diego CountyLive event in San Diego on February 22-23, 2014FREE to participate - $20,000 in cash prizes!In San Diego County, four…Continue
I'm doing research for my Masters in Education, and my focus is game based learning. I thought I'd share some of the resources I've found here at Gameful.
I found the following videos on YouTube both interesting and informative:
Who Knows Someone ^2 ("Who knows someone who knows someone?") is a game of social networking. That is to say, to play, and "win", you must think about who you know and use it to make connections.
The concept is that people can fill out requests to be put in contact with subject matter experts, and include some personal information about who they are and why they want to be in contact with such as person. For example, an elementary school student, who wants to find a journalist they…Continue
In a discussion of Gamification design for a classroom, a faculty member wanted to design a level system/point scale. In the discussion they wanted to have a point system for grades, but also non-point based incentives. The reason for the non-point incentives were to help encourage students to keep going in the class even if they met the threshold for success in the class already. Leveling was great, but if students got enough points in the class to reach level 6, which was a C, then why…Continue