gamification

2 years, 1 month ago

Have you heard about gamification? It’s using game mechanisms in other fields.

So, I’ve been thinking that I could use games to improve my motivation and achieve goals I set. I found sites like habitRPG and a few apps but I expected something different.
Now I play my inner game: “If you do this and this and this today, you’ll get a reward” (and it works quite well), but I’m looking for something more complex.

Do you use game mechanisms in your life? Do you have any other ideas?

December 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

Life is an rpg.

If you’re willing to grind for hours in some game, for pointless bonuses in a fictional nonsense world, they of course you should be willing to do it in real life for real rewards. Better stats, better gear, new challenges to face.

I’ve always done this, didn’t know there was a word for it.

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Profile photo of Jeslyn Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@hedone,

I just read something cool that’s relative today actually.

And life is totally a video game.

The creator of The Sims, and Simcity, etc. is working on a new project. Actually combining game play with individual realities. There’s a newer article talking about it in this months WIRED, but here’s an older interview:

http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/16/will-wright-hivemind/

Pretty crazy stuff. also super interesting.

He says in Wired that he wants it to be whatever the individual wants it to be. Entertainment, an introspective tool, career advancement, a social application, etc.

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“It blurs entertainment, lifestyle, and personal tools,” Wright said. “With that data, the world and the opportunities for entertainment within it become more visible to you.”
“If we can learn enough about the player, we can create games about their real life,” Wright said. “How do we get you more engaged in reality rather than distract you from it?”

The inspiration for this game also came in part from researchers who are talking about “a quantified self,” where they gather everything about their life and behavior and store it in digital form.

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@manimal, Samesies.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@jeslyntweedie, that sounds epic.

on topic; I started doing this a couple weeks ago but forgot. It worked really well though.

Do home work:
Gain 2 cups of wine
3 Gold stars (lulz)
Elven armor of invisibility

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Profile photo of Givan Givan (@liammcfeely) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@hedone, You could keep a journal of your life’s “skill points.” For instance, maybe you can’t cook, so your cooking skill would be a level one. But every time you spend the time to learn how to cook something new, you could gain experience in cooking or add a level to your cooking skill. Keeping these records of your skills in certain fields could provide you with motivation to always be improving yourself.

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Profile photo of Edward Bernays Edward Bernays (@edwardbernays) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

Yes, this is what I’ve learned from video games and applied to real-life:

If you eat mushrooms you’ll grow. -Mario

If someone’s riding your ass on the highway/freeway, a banana peel is an effective tool to get them off your ass. -Mario Kart

Don’t do illegal stuff in front of cops. -Grand Theft Auto

Portaling is hard. – Portals 2

Food (rations) makes everything better. -Metal Gear Solid

Never sleep. – Zelda

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Profile photo of Gamifier Gamifier (@gamifier) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

This might be something for you: https://www.payoff.com

Found it yesterday.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@staylucky) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@ijesuschrist, The fact that you drink wine from cups is slightly worrisome :P

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