Persuasive games

As I reported in a previous post, Ian Bogost is one of the main opponent to the theory of gamification, claiming that this practice is an impoverishment of games, which are actually a powerful tool to influence and to persuade people. In his book Persuasive Games he talks about videogames completely in a new and enlightening way. He describes why…

Against gamification

Just when I started to be more convinced about the effectiveness and potentials of gamification, I read the text of John Ferrara Games for Persuasion: Argumentation, Procedurality, and the Lie of Gamification, where he express his opinion against gamification, describing it as a deprivation of games. Although, in the beginning I was a bit adverse to his theory, as simply…
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