Posted by An Xiao Mina | 22 May 2012 | Comments (0) A map of the global game guides who helped manage the Catalysts For Change game during its 48 hour run. It seems like we're playing video games every day. Every morning and evening on the subway, I see people swiping their phones, whether they're slinging a red bird into a pile of green pigs, guessing a friend's drawing, or any number of fun, frivolous, addictive activities. That's a lot of time spent on games, and a lot of cognitive energy. What if all of that brain power could be put toward social issues, like finding a way out of poverty? Catalysts for Change: How to Gamify a Path Out of Poverty
An alternate reality game ( ARG ) is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform and uses transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by participants' ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real-time and evolves according to participants' responses. Subsequently, it is shaped by characters that are actively controlled by the game's designers, as opposed to being controlled by artificial intelligence as in a computer or console video game. Players interact directly with characters in the game, solve plot-based challenges and puzzles, and collaborate as a community to analyze the story and coordinate real-life and online activities.
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Detalles del recurso Pertenece a : CiteSeerX Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine Descripción : To create more emotion in innovative future games, we at XEODesign want to know more about the role of emotion in games and identify ways to create emotion other than story cutscenes. Why We Play Games – The Player Experience
Book Review: Game Urbanism The widening of the planning process is something we have only seen happening in the past 20 years. Public consultations are older, but not public participation. There was a strong practice of participation in the late eighties and early nineties, which has sort of established some public involvement, but it has also died out to a great extent again. It is however an upcoming topic again also with the availability of new tools and technologies such as digital and mobile gadgets.
Companies are realizing that "gamification" -- using the same mechanics that hook gamers -- is an effective way to generate business. Since the advent of videogames, skeptics have questioned their inherent value: why do players spend hours accruing virtual points working towards intangible rewards? Chalk it up to basic human behavior, which game makers have been trying to understand and appeal to for decades. Play to win: The game-based economy
Over the past several years I’ve been producing Innovation Games® events to help my friends in the Intellectual Property industry define the role of the Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) 1 . As I’ve started to prepare for another round of games on this topic, I’ve come to believe that every company needs a CGO – a Chief Gaming Officer. This post is the start of a global conversation on the role of the CGO. If you care about the power of serious games to create amazing, transformative results for companies, I invite you to join me in this conversation and in defining this role. Why Every Company Needs a Chief Gaming Officer
Prita Uppal is the founder and CEO of YooMee Games , a social competition platform that brings tournaments and cash prizes to skill-based games across websites, social networks and mobile apps. More than 18,000 interactive gaming industry pros came to San Francisco for the Game Developers’ Conference this week, an annual event that draws programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and anyone else involved in the development of interactive games. At GDC in past years, hardcore gamers have been reluctant to accept social games into the fold, but this year there’s no denying it. Social games are the fastest growing segment of the gaming market with revenues projected to exceed $1 billion in 2011, and they are here to stay. social-gaming-trends from mashable.com
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Rice University created CSI: Web Adventures to introduce middle schoolers to forensic science through cases based on the popular TV-show franchise about crime-scene investigations. —Courtesy of Rice University Experts say technology and research have evolved to the point where educators can actually have a sense of the impact of games on individual learners Educators at Ocoee Middle School in Florida have built an online game lab to engage students and sharpen technology skills. Education Week: Digital Gaming Goes Academic
Gillian Laub for The New York Times Class Media Nicole Dodson, Dakota Jerome Solbakken and Nadine Clements, students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, play a game they designed. Gillian Laub for The New York Times Screen Test A Sports for the Mind class. Video Games Win a Beachhead in the Classroom
#cosi10 FOCUS: Game Dynamics in Social Innovation (Denver) Game Dynamics in Social Innovation (Open Space notes from Denver: Matt, Jay, Darcie, Arthur, Joy, Karl, Jordan, and others) For an interesting illustration listen to TEDx talk by Seth Priebatsch of SCVNGR, The Game Layer on the World http://www.ted.com/talks/seth_pr iebatsch_the_game_layer_on_top_o f_the_world.html Rise of the “check-in” - location based services with game dynamics. 4Square, SCVNGR, et al.
yes i does, anyway have been a lot of theorist before her but yes she es important. gamification have been hard to order in the pearl trees. by Jun 24
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Sistema de juego Un sistema de juego es una regla o conjunto de reglas cuyo objetivo consiste en obtener una serie de resultados coherentes en el seno de un juego . Los juegos complejos, como los juegos de rol , pueden disponer de un gran número de reglas interconectadas en el seno de sus respectivos sistemas de juego. A la experiencia total que el juego provee o al conjunto de reglas de juego se le llama jugabilidad .
La teoría de juegos es un área de la matemática aplicada que utiliza modelos para estudiar interacciones en estructuras formalizadas de incentivos (los llamados «juegos») y llevar a cabo procesos de decisión . Sus investigadores estudian las estrategias óptimas así como el comportamiento previsto y observado de individuos en juegos. Tipos de interacción aparentemente distintos pueden, en realidad, presentar estructura de incentivo similar y, por lo tanto, se puede representar mil veces conjuntamente un mismo juego. Desarrollada en sus comienzos como una herramienta para entender el comportamiento de la economía , la teoría de juegos se usa actualmente en muchos campos, como en la biología , sociología , psicología y filosofía . Teoría de juegos
Using "game dynamics" to change behaviour - The good, the bad and the ugly TED once again at its best here. And this one's very close to my heart as it relates to the way people behave. Changing behaviour sometimes raises concerns - it can be viewed as Big Brotherish or inconsistent with individual rights. However, such concerns are not essential to the discussion - they relate, more often than not, to the misuse of power. This may always be a risk, but it is possible to explore this area in a more focused way.
?p=355 from johnbarberblog.com In a series of talks at Google, TED and SXSW, big ideas have been circulating in the emerging area of gamification. Revealing the psychological levers behind game mechanics and applying these mechanics to solving real-world problems, Sebastian Deterding , a UX designer and researcher, and Seth Priebatsch , founder and CEO of gamification platform startup SCVNGR , have emerged as two early thought leaders worth watching. Both contend that gamification, or making a non-game application more engaging by adding game-like features, is clearly more than a bolt-on marketing fad and even quite possibly the next big thing for the internet. A few core ideas shared by both of these thought leaders are deconstructed from their recent talks below so that we may more readily consider applying them in our own projects. Sebastian Deterding
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