Find the Future

But is it gamification?

Game designer, author of Reality is Broken and TED speaker Jane McGonigal created a game for the New York Public Library on the occasion of its 100th birthday. In May 2011, 500 people were invited to spend a night at the iconic Stephen A Schwarzman Building, discover 100 of the library’s artefacts, and collectively write a story about the history of these artefacts. An accompanying app and online game can be played by visitors to the library as well as those at home (even Australia!). Players complete challenges, go on quests, earn points, badges and level-up, however McGonigal has declared, “I don’t do gamification.” Perhaps this is what the future of gamification looks like.

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