Thursday, July 18, 2013
One area that has the potential to benefit quite a bit from gamification is business. Game-type elements added to your business have the potential to engage customers and keep them coming back and using your products and services.
The following gives an example of how a few well known companies (I guess the Army can be considered a company) have been able to take advantage of gamification with their products and services:
Please include attribution to OnlineBusinessDegree.org with this graphic
It's interesting how many different ways gamification can be used to help your company progress and succeed. As the graphic displays, Nike has used it to enhance community among it's consumers; Starbucks to increase loyalty; and the Army to increase recruiting and training.
Now, the big question is, how, as game designers, could this influence your game designs? Has anyone worked on a "gamification" project like any of these? Anyone out there have a business that would like to add some gamification type elements? I would love to work on a project like this, designing new elements to engage people more.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Well, February turned into March, and March is pretty much gone. But I've finally got the second game ready to post.
It's called Build Upon the Rock. It's a fairly simple game, aimed at young kids. It's a bit of a variant of matching or memory type games.
Just be sure to work hard to build your foundation upon the Rock, or you'll be built upon the sand, and we all know what happens then, the rains came down and the floods came up, and the house on the sand...
Grab the game here and give it a try. As always, let me know what you think.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Moroni's Stealthy Spies (here)
Build Upon the Rock (here)
Check out Dane's LDS Game site:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Well, I'm 10 days late, but I guess it's better late than never. So it's time for he February game design challenge. The restrictions/guidelines for this challenge will be...
The print-n-play game for February will be based on the Primary Children's song: The Wise Man and The Foolish Man. (It can be heard and lyrics can be read here)
I'm thinking that I haven't left myself much time, so it will end up to be a simpler game, probably for younger kids.
Let me know if you have any themes or ideas that you'd like to see turned into a game.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Labels: Book of Mormon, Captain Moroni, family, games, kids, print-n-play
Moroni's Stealthy Spies (pdf here)
For 2-4 players, age 6 and up, plays in 10-15 minutes
Alma 43:23: But it came to pass, as soon as they had departed into the wilderness Moroni sent spies into the wilderness to watch their camp;
Players take on the role of Nephite spies sent by Captain Moroni to find Lamanite camps and discover their plans.
You will need to provide your own "spies." I use small wooden cubes, but you could use anything that is about the size of a penny or so. You'll need 10 per person playing.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I'm looking forward to a great year of game design and development. I love the creative process. It's awesome to see ideas from my mind turn into something tangible and playable. I want to do that more, and, sticking with my overarching goal of providing information about LDS games and helping get more LDS-themed games out there for people to play, I have come up with a little challenge for myself.
I am going to develop 12 games during the course of 2013 (one per month). The major constraint on these games will be that I have to be able to provide everyone out there with a PDF, print-n-play game. This will be a way of achieving my goal. It will also be a way of motivating myself to actual finish a design I start.
Also, each month will have it's own specific constraints. I don't know what these will be for every month of 2013, but for January it will include the following: a game composed of only cards and small wooden cubes that is Book of Mormon themed.
I hope to document the process as much as I can here on the blog. I am also completely open to any and all suggestions that anyone has. If you want to give me the constraints for a particular month, that would be fantastic as well.