While listening at the gameconference: Digra2011 at ‘thinkdesignplay‘ I heard many negative reactions on the topic; “gamification’, I agree very much on what is said in this article on the Gamification Research Network
Yet the term still stirs hot debate. On one side, game designers and scholars despise the whole notion as an “inadvertent con” (Margaret Robertson). On the other side, proponents counter that gamification already ‘delivers’ (in terms of numbers), yet is still in its infancy. Hence it would be premature to call foul on something so young, with no time to learn from failure and sort wheat from chaff. So who’s right, who’s wrong?