Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps
What do Foursquare, Zynga, Nike+, and Groupon have in common? These and many other brands use gamification to deliver a sticky, viral, and engaging experience to their customers. This book provides the design strategy and tactics you need to integrate game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing website or mobile app. Learn how to use core game concepts, design patterns, and meaningful code samples to a create fun and captivating social environment.
Whether you're an executive, developer, producer, or product specialist, Gamification by Design will show you how game mechanics can help you build customer loyalty.
"Turning applications into games is a huge trend. This book does a great job of identifying the core lasting principals you need to inspire your users to visit again and again."
Chapter 1 Foundations
Chapter 2 Player Motivation
Designing for Engagement Part I
Designing for Engagement Part II
Chapter 5 Game Mechanics and Dynamics in Greater Depth