I was recently included in a couple of tweets where people were discussing their path to getting into gamification. I was one of the people mentioned as part of their learning journey.
It was an odd experience.
I have never considered myself influential, but am aware that over the years I have been in the world of gamification. People have done research based on my work, built products and even earned degrees and PhD’s citing my work as a core to theirs. But I still don’t see myself in that way. I have spoken about imposter syndrome in … Read the rest
The SimuSurg Serious Game was created with surgeons, for surgeons.
Developed by cmee4 Productions in collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
,it simulates a minimally invasive surgical setting and provides an engaging, fun and interactive way to learn about the fundamentals of surgical skills in a gaming environment. Prospective surgeons are the target audience.
The Serious Game was showcased at SimGHOSTS 2018, a health simulation conference held on the Sunshine Coast in June, and allows
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Recently, gaming phenomenon, Fortnite ran an event that signalled the end of their current season and a whole new set of clues to what may be coming next.
Two weeks prior to the event, players had seen a skull on in-game televisions, which had turned into a countdown – heading towards the 30th of June. The Friday before the event, an in-game message advised players to get into the game on the 30th and look to the sky.
Players who were able to get in then witnessed a rocket launch that tore open an interdimensional rift in the … Read the rest
Is Intensive Game Playing a Mental Health Condition?!
Join Games for Change Europe in Paris for a spectacular seminar “Videogames: Pleasure & Dependence” and find out by yourself…
Compulsive game playing is now a mental health condition, the World Health Organization announced Monday June 18, in the latest edition of its disease classification manual.
This decision raises important questions:
♦ What are the Signs & Symptoms of Videogame Addiction?
♦ Is game addiction a pleasure-seeking dysfunction or a passion-seeking endeavor?
♦ What are the foundations for game addiction?
♦ Is there a relationship between Game Addiction and Psychological Distress?
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