Dec 29, 2010


Zamzee is another system (not unlike S2H) that gives out prizes for physical activity. I hope you can get candy from it. Or at least, a stick.

Dec 21, 2010

Disney Patents Interactive Cakes

Now you can have your cake and play it, too! I'm stoked that some of my former students, (Bei Yang and Modupe Adeleye) are on the inventor's list! And of course, so is their mentor, the nefarious Dr. Evil himself, Mark Mine. I knew he'd find his way into the Gamepocalypse sooner or later! Thanks to Mk Haley for the tip!

Dec 17, 2010

Word Lens

Augmented Reality + Language Translation + Magic!
There's a game in here somewhere! Who will find it first?

Dec 15, 2010

The Gamification of ... Everything?

Margaret Wallace, CEO of Playmatics, made a nice article out of a recent talk she gave.

Dec 9, 2010

Speed Camera Lottery

A new creation from the previously mentioned Fun Theory (sponsored by VW) -- get free lottery tickets for driving the speed limit! Thanks to Kyle Gray and Francisco Souki for the pointers!

Dec 5, 2010

Gamasutra: Jesse Schell Speaks

A more newsworthy headline would be "Jesse Schell shuts up", since that seems to happen so rarely nowadays. Christian Nutt (real name) interviewed me in a delightful cafe in Montreal, and then transcribed what I said verbatim, which makes me sound kind of like a moron, but it is certainly true to life.

Dec 3, 2010

The Email Game

A company called Baydin has created a plugin that lets you make a game of keeping your inbox empty. Read an article about it here, and sign up for the beta here. Thanks to Carlos Shin for the tip! Wait... inboxes can be empty?

Dec 1, 2010

How Videogames are Infiltrating -- and Improving -- Every Part of Our Lives

This Fast Company article is actually called "Everyone's a Player" in the print edition of the Dec/Jan. Adam sure did his homework on this one -- lots of new gamification stuff in there -- and this may officially be the creepiest picture of me ever, and that's saying something!