Tag Archives: psychology

Unethical Game Design & Compulsion Manipulation

Junglist over at 5 inch Floppy has put together an interesting overview of the changing debate over gaming and addiction entitled “Unethical Game Design” (see below). There are some short interviews with Aarseth and Bogost, as well as a psychologist … Continue reading

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The “Rattomorphism” of Gamification

Gamers are basically rats. At least, that seems to be the central design principle informing gamification. Let me explain. Although gamification is apparently about “the infusion of game design techniques, game mechanics, and/or game style into anything,”  an implicit goal … Continue reading

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