Hey you! Nice to have you here. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Since you’re new here, I thought it may be a good idea to give you, let’s say, a tutorial through which you can understand how the blog is divided and how to get to the knowledge you desire.
First, the name:
I decided to call this blog Try Gamification mostly because of SEO reasons. Kidding. The whole purpose of this blog is to shed some light on what gamification really is (since there are some people who just don’t get it and promote incorrect ideas) and it’s a place where I can share my thoughts, work and more on both gamification and other similar concepts. I wrap this all together in a simple term: gaming for knowledge. And I hope you try it. So, trygamification was the natural choice.
Q: Why don’t you call it gaming for knowledge, since it’s not just about gamification?
A: Because every single time I say the word “game” or “gaming”, people just say “oh, so you make games.. cool!” But that’s not true at all. Although I do try to make serious games, gamification is not a game. Nor is game-based learning or gameful experience. But more on that later.
We will be serving some delicious content. Gamification is the starter and the main dish since it’s a vast domain. But we also have game-based learning, which is something of a main course itself. Next, we’ll follow up with some serious games, which are the natural side dish to the main course. And for desert, gameful experience. Because it’s just awesome.
All these wonderful delights can be found in the blog section. You can either click on “Blog” and receive the whole experience or you can click on one of the sub-categories and check out just what you’re interested in.
Next we have “Projects”. If you click on projects you won’t get anything since it’s not a page. So don’t do that. Unless you like error messages. But, if you click on any other page under projects, you’ll get more treats. Edutainment is an NGO specialized in gaming for knowledge. I’m a Co-Founder and the President at Edutainment so I should know. Escapium is my newest project (so new that I haven’t even started it yet) and it focuses on Escape Rooms, but with a twist. The Work I take pride in page showcases some of my most daring and rewarding projects. But it also serves as an example page, where you can see how all these concepts actually work.
You might notice I left out “Thoughts” from the Blog section. That’s because they are not necessarily related to the rest of the blog. I never liked the idea of being limited to a certain subject so from time to time you might see a post that kind of relates to the main topic, but not really. I’ll try not to go overboard though. 🙂
Home is where the heart is (the heart of the blog that is) and Author is where you can read a bit about me. 🙂
And there you have it! You’ve successfully completed the tutorial and now know where to find stuff. Happy hunting! 🙂