Gamification is something we here at Blendedgaming like quite a bit, something we talk about as being a good thing for everyone. But we have never really talked about the bad sides of it and I don’t mean how it gets people to spend hours playing games. Gamification is a powerful tool but with all powerful things when used wrong it can do quite a bit of damage.
Today, December 16th, 2015. Extra Credits put out a video on just this topic. Speaking on a new system the Chinese Government is trying out. A system that uses gamification in a scary way and a way that will most likely not been seen as bad by the uses of it. A system that promote falling into line and being an obedient citation. I stand in the same boat as Extra Credits and hopping that this new idea is being miss understood or is going to be stopped before it becomes mandatory.
Please check out there video on the topic and decide for yourself what your feelings towards this use of gamification.