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Building a Home for a Community

Hey all - 

Looks like my old account got deleted!  Oops - but that's OK, it had been forever since I'd been on the site -- grad school and work and all that stuff just very little time for ancillary things.  

Anyway, for anyone who doesn't know, one of the most imaginative and fun MMOs out there, Glitch is closing it's doors because it wasn't making enough money.  While the community for the game is small, it is very…


Added by Drew McAdams on November 22, 2012 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Tom and Jerry games online

I love  the cartoons with Tom and Jerry, all are so funny and make me laugh every time, even after so many years. But Tom and Jerry games from can keep me in the front of the computers for hours.…


Added by Doran Doruc on November 19, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

looking for the perfect beat

Hey everybody-

This is Jason, an artist jumping into digital media. I've been really inspired by Jane McGonigal's writing, which led me to this site, which I am excited to explore!

I am in the process of heading back to school- gulp. It's a big step for me, which I hope is going to open a lot of doors. The program I am interested in is a new offering at OCAD University in Toronto, called Digital Futures. This is it…


Added by Jason Schiedel on November 16, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Welcome to my Gameful Blog!

Hello everybody! I just made an account here, and I want to say in my first article from my Gameful Blog that I am veryy happy to see such big community. I hoe that all visitors will find in my pages and blog posts something funny and will come back every day.

There are not so many words to say about me. I am from Europe, Romania, I like to play online in my free time because I think that Life without smiles is an empty life. I am so sorry that I don't have so much time to do…


Added by Doran Doruc on November 16, 2012 at 2:07am — No Comments

New to This site: Not sure who is with me on these things

I just kind of joined this page on a whim well researching for a speech im doing for class on how video games positively affect the real world but this isn't something im doing just for a games have really inspired me my whole life and i always wanted to be part of that process, but i never had the patients to learn programing. What i have always wanted to do though is be behind those first few steps of creating a video game.  I am currently a student at the University of…


Added by Ethan Groves on October 28, 2012 at 10:43pm — 3 Comments

I played SuperBetter and was inspired...

Mainly there is no game on the market that help medical students improve on their clinical skills, such as differential diagnostic reasoning, interpreting labs, and the ORDER of the steps in standard management.  There is Kaplan and other companies that help students prepare for exams but not both exams and the real world. I am becoming more and more fascinated about how doctors think and how they can improve and become more efficient as to avoid mistakes.  We work so much…


Added by Anna Zheng on October 19, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

TeemPlay - making a game to build a better world

Hey guys Becket here,

       did anyone else spend endless hours imagining the 'best game ever' growing up? Thinking to yourself "man, if I could build a game I would... insert awesome idea here."

Well my dream has always been to one day make that best game ever I always imagined. However, after working on this best game ever idea a few years I realized that my dream would never come true for a reason that I would like to share with all of you…


Added by Becket Linn on October 17, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky continues...

For those unfamiliar, I  am the game designer and chief architect of Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky, available as an Alpha Demo on

(find out more at or

The game is still under development, and is moving away from the Alpha Demo at Game Design Speed. Please stop by our…


Added by Herbert Elwood Gilliland III on October 15, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

ORCS.BIZ now open! Game hosting, web hosting, linux shell accounts - as cheap as $1/month

Yes indeed; need a gaming server, linux shell account or website host?  Well, for the first time since the Age of Mondain, the Orcs themselves have their own internet business.  Drop by for more information.  We'll post a few updates here as we roll out new features like IRC chat, etc.

We're offering a discount to the next 8 VPS signups.  Already a great deal, get a discount on a year of service from -- also, keep…


Added by Herbert Elwood Gilliland III on October 15, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Gamified Curriculum Delivery System

This one's for the technology-using educators out there. is an introductory video explaining a bit about the system the kids and I are working with this year. We're in our sixth week of school. Engagement and motivation are off the charts. Kids are loving this!

Since posting the video, an epic conversation (200+ comments) had ensued on the Adobe Education Exchange…


Added by Mike Skocko on October 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Any unskilled innovator's out there?


My name is Eric and I am working on my own game project. I find myself as someone who has some very cool ideas but lacks the skills to implement them myself. It's not like I can't learn them, it's just that I never realized I would need those kinds of skills...(programming, art, design)... I have to find people to help me do that but it's kind of frustrating you know? Just thought that I would open the floor for people like me to rant and connect with each other!

Added by Eric Tran on October 5, 2012 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment

The Mayor's opinion about spam in Gameful


We are banning a lot of people for posting spammy links to live TV, ecommerce and what not. We are truly sorry if you have been exposed to those. In 3 days we have banned 300+ people. Spam in Gameful? NOT ON MY WATCH, RAWR!

Added by The Mayor on September 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

A social network walks a difficult line between selflessness and selfishness

Selfishness is the key to content creation in any social network. You are there to talk about yourself. Your prefrences. Your problems. Your projects. Your baby. Your lunch. Your favorite beer. Your favorite game. I'm creating this content so you can read it. In return, I expect feedback. Why?

Because I've put effort into it. I took time from my day, made myself a cup of coffee, turned off the TV, and DEVOTED myself to creating something for you. I want to inspire you. I want to…


Added by Cicatricks on August 23, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Bloom - Urban Crowdsourced Game

Commissioned by the Greater London Authority as part of Wonder series that are celebrating

Olympics and Paralympics, BLOOM is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose

Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL.

Designed in neon pink (the official Olympics…


Added by Jose Sanchez on August 15, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty

I am a homeless man.

After reading Reality is Broken I began formulating a game called HoboKin, an ARG based on the experience of homelessness and poverty. So far I have designed 9 Achievements and about 35 quests, all designed to raise awareness of homeless and to create empathy with the impoverished. I believe the game has even more potential than that however.

What I do not know how to do is to create a website whereby people could communicate, post links to…


Added by Mac McGill on August 4, 2012 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

wanted: feedback for my educational thesis game Machineers

In the last 5 months me and my two collaborateurs Niels Frederiksen and Giuseppe Franchi have developed a demo of a learning game as a master thesis project at ITU Copenhagen, Denmark.

We are trying to teach procedural literacy and introduce logic and basic programming concepts to kids from 10 years upwards by "stealth learning" in order to provide a good "preparation for future learning".

Check out our trailer:…


Added by Henrike Lode on August 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Game It Forward Summit

Hello Gameful Peeps!

I'm looking for feedback/advice on my latest project.

I'm hosting a summit that's bringing together volunteers from the nonprofit and game communities to collaborate for a day toward designing a game that will address an issue one of the nonprofits facing. Stage two will be getting funding, building a small team, and turning the design into a real game.

It's going well so far. I have participants from PATH and Seattle Children's on the nonprof side,…


Added by Brandon Bozzi on June 27, 2012 at 5:11pm — 2 Comments

What insights did you take away from Games for Change or Games for Health?

I thought that I would write a blog post with some of the key ideas that I took away from watching Games for Change Festival conference sessions. If, like me, you weren't able to attend Games for Change in person, you can watch the sessions online here. I separately enjoyed this wrap up of Games for Health, which I wasn't able to attend or view online.

Some takeaways that I…


Added by Sarah Best on June 21, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Creating Games to Help Patients Adhere to Medication Regemins

I'm watching Jane McGonigal's keynote from the Games For Change conference (which you can watch over here). The screenshot taken above is from a point in her talk in which she talks about how a game designed for…


Added by Sarah Best on June 19, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Games for Change

I'm very excited about seeing all the awesome projects at the Games for Change Festival next week!

Added by Randy on June 16, 2012 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments


Welcome Gameful Monster!

Welcome to Gameful, which we are happy to report is officially a partner with Games for Change!

After you signup, here's what you can do to get started:

  • Explore the groups. Find one that interests you? Join it! Want to invite friends and find new allies? Create your own group.
  • Looking for an opportunity? Looking for collaborators? Check out the classifieds. By the way, here is a Gameful opportunity
  • Check the webinars and learn more about what we love the most
  • Invite friends and group members from Gameful 1.0 to join this shiny new one
  • Make a blog post
  • Friend and talk to the Mayor, or chat with anyone online (lower right)
  • Stay tuned for Gameful challenges, where you can design your own social impact game!
  • Take off your shoes and enjoy :)

Thanks everyone!


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