Episode 8 – Gamification: Endorphin Dude

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Episode 8 – Gamification: Endorphin Dude

Hello Everyone!

In the eighth episode of Game on Girl, we take on a broader topic in game culture: Gamification. Hear Endorphin Dude, Tony Nguyen, talk about reaching Titanium Marathon status and how gaming helped him get there.

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Here are the links we reference throughout the show:

PopCap / Twitter – Makers of Bejewled Blitz, Plants vs Zombies, and awesome playing cards

Game on Girl Steam Group – Come game with us!

Extra Credits – Gamification Episode

Zombie Run – Portland OR

Zombies Run Game – Get chased by zombies as Runner #5

Tony’s Facebook Page and Twitter

If you are using Gamification in a new and interesting way and would like to talk to us about it, send me an email at regina@gameongirl.com or leave a comment here.

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Until next time, Game On!
Regina and Rhonda

Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

3 Comments

  1. I think gamification is a way of life for my kids – the day after I listened to this episode we were out for a walk and my daughter started assigning points to various ground features I could run over with the stroller :D. I believe it was along the lines of one hundred points for manhole covers, minus a point for "no bike" signs and something else that gave me more hearts, but I can't remember what it was – since my daughter is four and was doing the math, I think we ended with about a million points ;).

  2. Thanks for your comment, Amy! This is an awesome story. I think your daughter is going to be quite the gamer (if she isn't already!) And a million points sounds fantastic. 🙂


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