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  • A demolition of GAMIFICATION by Design

    Sebastian Deterding is a good speaker and thinker on gamification. He has just posted a comprehensive demolition of Gabe Zichermann’s Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps . Sebastian’s review is worth reading, if...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Is this the Winner?

    I’ve been running a simple A/B test for the title of my next book over the Bank Holiday weekend. I uploaded four ad groups to Google. All had identical text but the titles were different: The image below shows...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • A/B testing the title of my guide to making successful social games

    As you may remember, I am writing a book of short, sharp, single ideas to improve your online game. Things like “Sex Sells: Use double entendres to drive sharing and clickthrough” or “Be generous: by giving away currency,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Summer sale–80% of How to Publish a Game until Friday 12th at 5pm

    I’m at the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival today. I spoke this morning to 50 people wanting to break into the games industry. (I told them that there is only one sure-fire way to make games: to make games....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Idea explosion #1: sex sells (feedback needed)

    I'm experimenting with the idea of 52 game idea explosions: small, perfectly formed ideas that you can pick up and go - aha, that helps me think of ways of improving my online game (social, mobile, browser,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • 52 games idea bombs

    I've been working on an idea over my holiday. It's for a short, punchy book that will give you 52 ways to improve your free-to-play game. Currently it merges ideas from social games, from free-to-play, from mobile and...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • You can buy my book from Amazon!

    I just plugged "gamesbrief" into Amazon. This page is what I saw: I’m really excited that you can buy my first collection of GAMESbrief posts from Amazon now. I can even put one of those little Amazon...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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