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.


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 the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.


  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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