“But game dynamics aren’t consciously leveraged in any meaningful way, and Scvngr does that.”
This, apparently, has enormous implications. “If we can bring game dynamics to the world, the world will be more fun, more rewarding, we’ll be more connected to our friends, people will change their behavior to be better. But if this is going to work it has to be something that anyone can play and that everyone can build.”
via this nytimes.com article about some young startup dude
I read this and realized maybe I might heading out of the cool demographic. The world would be more fun if there were game mechanics for everything? Umm, What happend to the game of life itself. I thought the reward was respect from peers, a fantastic career, amazing experiences, good friends, great family, and fun. Not Target rewarding me 10% off a pack of gum.