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Review: Minecraft and the Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon | MIT Technology Review

Review: Minecraft and the Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon | MIT Technology Review | Gamification | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s mainstream appeal may not lie in the poetry tucked away in an endgame few will see, but it is to be found in this poetry’s sentiment. Here is a game that enables humans to experience an accelerated form of existence—of dominion but also of stewardship. It makes clear the ancient ties between creativity and survival, and the wonder of collaboration, coöperation, and community, both in its world and in the reality on the other side of the screen. This is a recipe that demonstrates how video-game design, in the right hands, can be elevated to an art form every bit as strange and wonderful as any other, revealing deep truths about the human condition.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 14, 2013 12:57 PM

For anyone wondering what all the fuss is about with Minecraft and thinking that they could use it in class. here is a good review that tries to uncover the appeal of the game.

Alex's comment, June 15, 2013 5:27 AM
It's cool and creative.
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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

Gamification to encourage learner autonomy | Gamification | Scoop.it

HabitRPG is a time and task management tool which overlays motivational elements of computer games onto managing time and tasks.

The two major motivational elements are health points, which can be used up and coins which can be earned by doing daily tasks, following good habits and doing jobs from your 'Todos' list. These coins can then used to buy rewards.

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davidgibson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:23 PM

In a well-planned badge framework, these can be symbols of assessed knowledge and skills

Preston Odenbrett's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:58 PM

Interesting, will have to look at this

Revamp Strategies's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Can small marketing strategies make better conversions?