Mechanics That Drive People To Action: One-Upsmanship

Mechanics That Drive People To Action: One-Upsmanship
technology

How do we keep people motivated as they attempt to reach their goals? Game developers are incorporating playful competition into their platforms, enabling people to compete amongst themselves and also the larger online community.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 29 december 2011

In our research for The Future Of Gaming report, our consulting team noticed that as a way to encourage people to continually surpass their previous bests and remain motivated as they attempt to reach their goals, game developers are incorporating playful competition into their platforms, enabling people to set specific challenges against friends or track their progress against the larger community.

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