Friday, May 25, 2012
Gamification - Code Academy
Gamification is the infusion of game mechanics, game design techniques, and/or game style into anything.
Code Academy, the teach yourself to code site I found last night, is an excellent example of gamification. Check out this screen grab . . .
Note that in my first (long) night with Code Academy, I am "becoming a coding ninja," I have 34 points, and three achievements. I wonder if I get to "level up?"
The site is fun as an example of gamification, and begins as a nice "teach yourself how to . . . " site. Give it a try.