Gamification 101

Do you want to know what gamification is? You've come to the right place! I've got four introductory quests that will get you started on your journey to becoming a gamification geek. You'll learn all about gamification, where it's origins lie, how it can be a useful design strategy and how you can effectively put it to use.

Work your way through the lessons below one by one and then find more links to explore at the end of lesson 4. Get in touch if you have any questions and good luck! 


Lesson 1 - What is gamification?

This lesson explains gamification, provides a brief history and discusses the most popular definition for the term.

Lesson 2 - Fun and games

This lesson explores what a video game is, the current state of play, and fun in games.

Lesson 3 - Theories of Motivation

This lesson explains what motivation is and why are games motivating.

Lesson 4 - Gamification Design

Learn whether gamification is useful for you, who your players are and how to effectively design it.