Love, Health and Happiness: How Health Games Win Hearts

Health games and gamified apps gather power from “People Fun”. For Valentine’s Day we thought we would break down the...

What is all this gift giving for?

A guest post by Shehani Kay, Ayogo Writer. Sheep, pigs and flowers, we’ve all gotten these ‘gifts’ from our earnest...

Playing with Fire: Ethics and Game Design

This feature article was previously published in Gamasutra.  Thought that I would share this with you here in case you...

Patterns, Game Design and Social Games

In my last post, I discussed the significance of combining in-game rewards with certain game mechanics–like achievement loops–and how this...

Rewards, Doing Chores and Social Games

From my previous posts, you know my enthusiasm for using social games to motivate activity, increase engagement and even teach...

Psychology of Play, Social Games and Game Design

Can social game designers learn something from child’s play? You be the judge. I came across an interesting social game...

Vote Now! Ayogo is Going to Launch Party 9

Ayogo’s been selected to participate at Launch Party 9 and we’re excited. Come out to the Roundhouse Community Centre on...

Game Design and the Reciprocity Effect in Social Games

Over the past few months, I’ve tried to discuss elements of game design that can help make really sticky, viral...

Apple’s iPad, Social Games and Game Design

Although it doesn’t officially launch in Canada until April 24th, many social game designers, including us, have already started working...