News archive - November 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Game Tasting Event on Dec 10, 2013

game tasting

Want to experience some local and Canadian games? Come out for Game Tasting on Dec 10th at the University of Waterloo.

Find out more about the event

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Growth of Gamification

Gamification, the use of game elements to promote desired behaviors among customers and employees, has been a popular business strategy for decades. Loyalty programs, cereal box prizes, employee-of-the-month schemes, hidden tokens within apps — these are all examples.

Read more on the growth of Gamification.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TED talks: Gaming

TEDtalk: Gaming

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Online games designed to teach financial skills to students

Meaghan Daly, president of Forward Vision Games, is utilizing online games to teach financial skills to students. She creates cloud-based financial strategy games geared to teaching concepts such a budgeting, risk management and aspects of personal finance.

“They get to see how they have more financial choices as they make better financial decisions,” Daly said.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Call for Applications!

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Recruitment Award for Doctoral Candidates in Digital Game Studies at Concordia University, Montreal

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