If you are looking for some new and fun games on Facebook you do not need to look any further, today Facebook has launched the ability for you to play Angry Birds Star Wars. It is still in Beta mode and has yet to be announced publicly by its creators Rovio, yet sure enough it is there.
Finding free online educational courses for game design and development can be difficult to do, especially with the vast array of sites that appear within the results of a simple Google search. Difficulty lies in not knowing where or how to begin and in which sites are most useful when wanting to embark into this new industry.
No matter who you are, it’s safe to say that there’s something about your life you’d like to improve. Whether it’s learning a new skill, saving more money or improving your health, one thing always rings true…the road that leads to achieving your goal is often a long and boring one. That’s why, in an effort to lessen the monotony, more and more people are turning to a new trend called “gamification”. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, just think of the Foursquare model of check-ins and badges applied to the more important areas of your life. In this article, we take a look at a few companies that are using gamification to help you become a better person.
Gamification is one of those big words constantly being thrown around in the social media space. It’s also a trend, like many other trends in social media, which companies are trying to use as the proverbial silver bullet to gain traffic and conversions. While gamification is by no means a quick fix to all problems social, once you understand the science behind it, you see why it works. (more…)