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The “You May Die” race or 250 km in the desert? Nothing remarkableAre you an avid outdoor adventurer? Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you admire those, who finished the Ironman Triathlon? Take a look at these challenging outdoor competitions around the world!
Gamification: A worker who plays is a worker who staysI’m browsing through my photos and choosing my profile picture. When I’m done, I switch to the main page and mark this task, which is part of a to-do list of any novice in our company, as completed. The Progress Bar, which shows my progress through the initial training, is a bit fuller now. There are still a few videos to watch and some questionnaires to answer.
All the games you can play – a second look into the history of computer gamingIn the last article, we were talking primarily about the history of computer gaming and how the industry developed. We mentioned many different types of games and in this text, we will explain a bit more about them.
The fascinating history of computer games: from Snake to GPS gamesFor decades, the rise of the gaming industry has been closely linked to a variety of scientific discoveries and innovations in computing. But the games themselves and their appeal are not limited to a certain level of technological savvy, age group or gender.
Scary escape games. Is there real danger in playing them?Escape games can be quite scary. But the danger is only in our heads, right? Right?!? The question of whether these popular pass time and team building activities are safe probably popped up in many people’s minds. Can something bad happen? Earlier this year, a tragic escape room accident happened in Poland. So, should the players be worried? Let us show you a bit of behind the scenes how the masterminds and operators behind the games make sure their creation is safe.
First games, then work? Gamification for companiesDo you think that work and play are like oil and water? Are you convinced that letting your colleagues play during working hours would decrease productivity? We (and researchers) believe that it is exactly the opposite! Read about how you can use games and gamification at work to improve the work ethic of your colleagues or subordinates.
The awesome escape rooms. Which topics are the most popular?When the escape rooms first appeared, many people thought it was a useless pass-time for weirdos. But in a few years or even months, the escape rooms proved themselves to be much more than that. Today, couples, groups of friends and colleagues are getting themselves locked in unknown rooms. The goal, of course, is to get out of that room - eventually. But first to enjoy a lot of fun while solving puzzles, opening locks and cracking brain teasers.