The 8 Core Drives of Gamification (#1): Epic Meaning & Calling

The First Motivation Core Drive of Octalysis Gamification (Below is a snippet of Gamification Book: Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. If you like this blog post, you will LOVE the book.) Epic Meaning & Calling is the First Core Drive of the Gamification Framework Octalysis. This is the drive where people are motivated … Continue reading The 8 Core Drives of Gamification (#1): Epic Meaning & Calling

Monday’s Mini – Can We Feel Related to NPCs? 1/2

In our exclusive Slack community for Premium Primers, we offer the weekly Monday’s Mini Challenge.The best way to learn is by putting your knowledge into practice. We created the Monday’s Mini Challenges to offer our Primers the chance to do this. Oftentimes when we think about Core Drive 5, we think about Social Influence, Relatedness, … Continue reading Monday’s Mini – Can We Feel Related to NPCs? 1/2

Points, Badges, Leaderboards – Part 1 of 3

Behavioral design goes much further than the widely used Points, Badges and Leaderboards. This principle is one that is at the core of Yu-kai Chou’s book: Actionable Gamification. However, points, badges, and leaderboards can be a powerful addition to your design, if used right. In Octalysis gamification we define two types of points: Status Points … Continue reading Points, Badges, Leaderboards – Part 1 of 3

The 10 Best Productivity Apps that use Gamification in 2021

This post was recently updated to reflect the 10 best productivity apps that use Gamification for 2019 Click here to view our full list of Gamification examples. We all strive to be more productive: to have more energy, to accomplish more in a day, to hit our goals, to be the best possible versions of … Continue reading The 10 Best Productivity Apps that use Gamification in 2021

The 10 Best Educational Apps that use Gamification for adults in 2021

This post was recently updated to reflect the 10 best educational apps for adults that use Gamification for 2019 Click here to view our full list of our Gamification examples.  Get ready to learn, the fun way! We have scoured the internet and app stores to find the 10 best educational apps that use Gamification … Continue reading The 10 Best Educational Apps that use Gamification for adults in 2021

How to Build Game Loops, Part 1 of 4

Yu-kai’s team at The Octalysis Group, which has worked with the likes of Lego and Volkswagen to create meaningful experiences for their customers, has learned from him about how to create Game Loops. Now you can too! Yu-kai built his career based off of a deep understanding of how games work. How they work from … Continue reading How to Build Game Loops, Part 1 of 4

How Reddit.com uses Karma (Game Technique #1 – Status Points)

This article on Status Points was originally published in February 2018, but was edited and updated in November 2019. For the last three years I’ve worked with Yu-kai Chou, a leader in the gamification consulting space and developer of the Octalysis gamification framework. As I continue to learn from him, I’m testing my knowledge through … Continue reading How Reddit.com uses Karma (Game Technique #1 – Status Points)