Video Course

Here are all the Episodes of the Gamification Video Guide: The Beginner’s Guide to Gamification

I’ve seen quite a few Gamification Video Courses online these days, but all the ones I have seen are extremely boring AND they lack in deepness. A few of them spread the net very wide and people understand gamification better but not how to apply it.

This is my attempt (and hobby) of making an entertainment video lecturer course, while packing in some advanced gamification techniques, concepts, and examples. The reason why I call it the “Beginner’s Guide” to Gamification, even though it is more advanced than many “expert certification” courses, is because I believe we are all still students in this vast field of Gamification. The industry is just at its beginning, and 10 years later, we would be amazed about how little we knew right now. My goal is to be the pioneer of beginner’s and share all the stuff I have learned!

While 90 Episodes sound like a lot (especially to make…), 900 minutes is less than a semester’s worth of lecturers, and you get it for free (companies and organizations pay me thousands of dollars for this), so you should rejoice and jump for joy right now.

Episode 1: Introduction to the Guide

Episode 2: What is Gamification

Episode 3: The 8 Core Drives of a Game

Episode 4: Gamification Framework Octalysis

Episode 5: 4 Experience Phases of a Game

Episode 6: Applying Level 1 Octalysis to Waze(a)

Episode 7: Applying Level 1 Octalysis to Waze(b)

Episode 8: Core Drive 1 – Epic Meaning & Calling

Episode 9: Core Drive 2 – Development & Accomplishment

Episode 10: Core Drive 3 – Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback (Part 1)

Episode 11: Core Drive 3 – Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback (Part 2)

Episode 12: Core Drive 4 – Ownership & Possession (Part 1)

Episode 13: Core Drive 4 – Ownership & Possession (Part 2)

Episode 14: Core Drive 5 – Social Influence & Relatedness (or Social Pressure & Envy)

Episode 15: Core Drive 6 – Scarcity & Impatience

Episode 16: Core Drive 7 – Unpredictability & Curiosity

Episode 17: Core Drive 8 – Loss & Avoidance

Episode 18: Chou Force Intervention

Episode 19: White Hat vs Black Hat Gamification

Episode 20: Left Brain vs Right Brain Core Drives

Episode 21: Discovery Phase of the Player’s Journey

Episode 22: Onboarding Phase of the Player’s Journey

Episode 23: Scaffolding Phase of the Player’s Journey

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116 thoughts on “Video Course”

  1. About 2/3’s through the book and just registered for the Udemy course after completing the Basic level on the Octalysis Prime site. (This is my last activity for that). Looking forward to what is just around the bend.

  2. Excellent videos that certainly help reinforce what I learned from your book and even from the Udemy course (which I also purchased another one to gift to a client)…

  3. Just following up. These have been great reinforcement for the book and the email series. You mentioned a paid version. Did that transfer into the Kickstarter project? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the Follow up. Yes. The rest of the videos will be completed in the Octalysis Prime project (which just ended the Kickstarter). I likely will make a few more free ones here though so it’s not an abrupt move.

  4. I’m nearly as interested in where you are speaking as what you have to say. Thanks for putting these videos out here, they are providing an excellent companion piece to Actionable Gaming.

    1. Thanks Benjamin. It’s a hit or miss. Some people love it, some people can’t stand it. That’s why they can also read a book 😉

  5. This spring I will have my first experience with Gamification course in my university . The videos will be of much help. I will definitely recommend to my students as well.

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  8. sorry @Derrin what really really gives points here is being awesome!

    How many points ahead did you said I am? 😉


    You can get some extra points by recommending some web site with good gamification elements in it….. DO IT NOW!!

  9. Hi…Love your site and all your info..lost all my point at some time after getting to Gamification master but owell…

    One hugh problem …your site is soooo slow!! You need to fix it…you have gamified it to slowness…

    Second…get more info out! Outsource it if you have…you got the cash flow to buy yourself some help…remember content is KING!

  10. I love this “aha” moments I always have when watching your videos. In this one, for instance, it was that concept of making (extrinsic) rewards more intrinsically by adding applying some uncertainty when receiving the reward.

    As always, keep up the great work! I’m looking forward to the vlogs to come. 🙂

  11. Great course. I initially watched all 20 videos on Youtube and now I have to prove I’m a human

  12. Well, it just lack a few MCQ and a dedicated forum to share one’s excitation about learning new things and you could label it as a MOOC !

    Thanks for sharing with us your knowledge and motivation anyway !

  13. This is amazing. I never knew this was an already established science, at least until I heard about it on The Art of Charm podcast. It’s great how one passion can lead to the discovery of another.

  14. Great! i´ve been watching the first videos and im really engage, this is another perspective, personally i find other gamification “experts” just repeating over and over again stuff like game mechanics, Bartle´s player types and stuff like that, but in my opinion the main focus must be in this cores!

You must engage in the conversation!!