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A game design for end-of-life care (need your opinions, thank you)

to be honest, I was not a gamer, before I read some books about games recently, the most inspiring one is <Reality is Broken> by Jane McGonigal. I deeply agree on their definition about “game”, different from the conventional idea of a “killing time” approach to “hide away from disappointing reality”. “game” is actually just an approach with many theories to promote people’s happiness and…


Added by CHEN Lin on September 11, 2018 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Free online Leaderboard?

Hi -- I'm new hear. Short introduction: I work in the field of higher education and on a project on gamification. Also, I hope to find here some help. Currently I'm about to develop a concept to gamify a lecture. I do have some ideas, however, I struggle in one point: I'd like to have a leaderboard to reflect the points the students have gained. Surely I could create an excel worksheet for that, however I thought that there might be an online solution for that? Yet I can't find such a thing…


Added by Andrea on July 26, 2018 at 12:43am — No Comments

Feedback for an open world university/English learning game? Thank you!

Greetings Gameful team!  

I have two video game ideas that I want to see turn into a reality, ideally with the help and vision of Jane McGonigal.  Before I write her though, I want to streamline my message as much as possible.  

Both ideas are aimed at solving a large numbers of problems I have experienced in the classroom as a teacher, and once upon a time, a student.  

I am hoping the great minds on this forum could…


Added by Jeremy on December 15, 2017 at 2:04am — No Comments


I am an IT student, involved in a start up acceleration program in Los Angeles for an educational videogame on ocean pollution (cons and remedies)

I would like to make it a mobile app. I need engeneers.


Added by Isabella Morgia on December 8, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Hello gameful! ...introducing me, Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder and Dragon Egg Inn

Peace everyone,

Glad to be here and I'm psyched to connect with other gameful developers. I am working on Intergalactic Multiversity for Magic & Wonder - The Game as my most gameful project at present (see forum at It is meant as a gameful solution to all of the crises of the present, grounded in the creation of autonomous and creative knowledge systems as a primary tool of liberation, creation and regeneration of non-oppressive societies. I would love to connect with…


Added by Cody Lestelle on August 9, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Hunting for one of my old posts: "Game Concept: A Force More Powerful"

Can you help? I'm hunting for a post I did in Gameful a few years ago, describing concepts for an RPG that took players through the challenges of being a successful "nonviolent" protestor. Lots of action possible, with drama playing out and the challenge being to avoid fighting back even when hit, even when someone you care for is hit. Lots of details - but now I can't seem to find it :-(

Sadly, I don't seem to have the original text I posted saved somewhere else.

Here's email…


Added by Dr Mel Ganus on December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Using the Mass Effect Trilogy in Psychotherapy

I'll admit that I am a bit of a late joiner to the Mass Effect trilogy, especially since the first game was released in 2007, and the third was released in 2012. But I am sold, and am a huge fan of the game. I actually enjoyed the game so much, that I feel that it can be used as a therapeutic intervention.

If you Google Mass Effect Counselling, or Mass Effect Therapy you will find this in game clip. But I do believe Mass…


Added by Josh Lockhart on October 21, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Let the Games Begin...

Well, it's finally that time. After about a year of soft development, the AOC (Architects of Creation) are off the ground and running with our first batch of Alpha-testers jumping right in. We have some obvious front-runners, and some laggers behind, but that's okay, because we need each and every type of individual playing to learn more about the game itself, and the way it should be played.

Maybe you don't know what the AOC is. That's unfortunate for you, but…


Added by Kevin 'B & E' Lee Wilson on April 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Live Poker Games Fun Facts

Poker is the most common and most famous card game in Las Vegas and internet casinos. Different poker games have become the number one choice for entertainment and casino gambling. Poker has turned into a great success and great business. Poker is simple to learn and interesting to play. Since different poker games have almost the same rules, it is quite easy to learn different poker games. Online poker is a milestone in the history of poker. It has developed online poker gambling. Now…


Added by Vijay Singh on November 13, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Looking for a mentor

Hello Gameful world, I'm new here and just testing the waters with this post. Basically I'm not really sure what I want to do, but I would love to get into design. Pretty much looking for recommendations as to where to start. In High school I took a game development class and worked with game maker and GMI. After that I went to some community collage in the IT field, but that didn't really work out because of a personal epidemic. Recently I've been working on web design and Gamification,…


Added by Thaddeus S Skorzewski III on October 30, 2014 at 10:48pm — 9 Comments

MORPG/RPG In Development

MORPG/RPG In Development

Your next MORPG is finally here. 

You wake up on a deserted island with nothing but a bow, quiver, arrows, and a couple scraps of leather armor. An adventurous land full of your wildest dreams awaits you. Embark on the journey of a medieval…


Added by James Powell on October 20, 2014 at 12:55pm — 5 Comments

Covet Fashion: The Digital Stylist’s Shopping Game

Fashion is poised to flourish this year, with the help of technology.  Molly Wood  of The New York Times said wearable gadgets are becoming more stylish. Wood reported FitBit has teamed up with designer Tory Burch to manufacture new trackers and sensors that resemble …


Added by Nadia Hyeong on September 23, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

Gamification vs. Workification: Is There A Middle Ground?

Hey All!

I have a question about how gamification and workification relate to one another.  I'm trying to come up with some thoughts on the missing quadrant below.  Its pretty important to the project I'm working on as its the premise of a whole series of blog posts I'm working on.

If any of you have any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it.

This is the original post from: …


Added by Stephen Ruduski on July 7, 2014 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Saying Hi to the Gameful Community

Hey All,

I just wanted to drop you all a quick line to introduce myself.  My name is Steve Ruduski and I blog at

I have enjoyed success in a number of fields from entrepreneurial ventures as well as executive work in software startups.  I have also had the pleasure of working in the gaming industry for a time.  All in all it has been an awesome ride.

I ascribe my success directly…


Added by Stephen Ruduski on June 26, 2014 at 1:34am — No Comments

Seeking support for Gamesters Utopia project

Gamesters Utopia Project

Who I Am

My name is Erick Alexander. I'm a young entrepreneur whose turning a 2 years of researching and developed business idea into a real startup business. 

Project Details

With the "Gamesters Utopia" project I aim to create a gaming niche social eCommerce website in which the functionality of the site by percentage is going to consist of: (1) 45% Social Networking (ex.…


Added by Erick Alexander on June 13, 2014 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

One Year After Implementation: Lessons Learned

I just spent the last academic year implementing gaming in the classroom with Middle School students. Some of the highlights include...

1. Freedom and Fidelity
2. Information Literacy
3. Recognition and Rewards

If interested please let me know and I will be halo to share my experience and data.

Added by Glen on May 26, 2014 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

G-Summit 2014 (Gamification)

Anyone going to be around SF June 10-14 ?  Check out the Gamification conference:

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be a keynote speaker.  Maybe he'll let you fly around in his Cosmos spaceship... doubtful, but ya never know.

See you there!

Added by Kris Young on April 23, 2014 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Aw, Poor Baby! by Seth Weeks (needs cofounder)


Added by Seth Weeks on March 18, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

A Little Help For A Super Scholar

This message is a adapted from an email message I sent to Jane McGonigal, but it pretty much described what I wanted to do as a researcher.  Any help for research would be appreciated!

My name is Katharine Hodgdon (I usually go by Katie) and I am currently a Masters student in Communication at Central Michigan University.  My research interest is an Organizational…


Added by Katie Hodgdon on March 14, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Getting in shape by playing a game - the Rundercover audio-game

So you think exercise is an excruciating test of willpower over the drudgery of treadmills, crowded gyms and sweaty t-shirts? So do we! That’s why we need Rundercover, a thrilling interactive audio-game. Or, how a Swiss startup starts out to make your outdoor exercises more fun and rewarding.

In the mobile app “Rundercover”, you as the runner become the hero of an epic secret agent story. Through various interactions, such as jumps, speed-ups and…


Added by Peter Schiratzki on March 13, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments


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