Category Thoughts

How Games Engage Me

This post is a summary of an opinionated aspect of gaming and according to my own point of view in which I draw heavily from the experience of playing specially selected video or pc games. There will be future posts which contain specifically researched areas of gaming and gamification. Gaming for me used to be mainly for leisure. It wasn’t until 2002 when gaming became a large part of my search for a pedagogical approach to increase student and learning engagement. Ever since then, my need to play games wasn’t about entertainment anymore but it was about how it was designed. No, I was not looking for answers in the technicalities of polygons, pixels or 3D engines. It was the game itself...

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