How Gamification Is Evolving

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Gamification is evolving, and game-based learning (GBL) has gained enormous popularity in the past decade. That popularity has grown at an accelerated rate since 2020 as many scholastic and corporate training programs have moved online. Online participants gravitate towards learning experiences that are more interesting and engaging rather than a typical virtual course.

But when did this trend begin?

Early Games

According to what we now think of as gamification began with board games that are prehistoric like Kalaha, Xiangxi and Chess. There are also African board games that were created more than 5,000 years ago.

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What is interesting about this study of the history of gamification is that learning games have always been held in higher regard than games that are purely played for entertainment, or gambling. And learning games have always been viewed as a means of balancing a curriculum that is heavy with abstract and theoretic lessons, especial if these games are motivational and concrete in nature.

Modern Games

The current era of gamification came about with the adoption of home computers and computers in schools. Who could forget Lemonade Stand as a business simulation game on Apple II, released in 1979, or Oregon Trail released in 1982?

As points out, these early computer learning games spawned more popular games like ClueFinders and Reader Rabbit and SimCity. And today major corporations are producing highly profitable education games such as Brain Age and Minecraft.’s top three games list includes ClueFinders, LittleBigPlanet, and Treasure Cove! + Treasure Mountain!. All three of these games are highly interactive, and are as much fun to play as they are educational.

So what does the future hold for learning games? Where do we go from Brain Age and Minecraft? 

The Future of Gamification

To truly understand how gamification is evolving beyond the present, we need to look closely at the current trends and extrapolate the current trajectory. Doing so, we see that education games will become more engaging through the use of visceral effects such as 3D immersion, and highly customized dialogues.  They will stimulate and engage the player on a very personal level. Organizations that want to educate their members will do so very effectively.  Whether these organizations are businesses or schools, they can deliver highly targeted language through the game dialogue. The lesson they teach will be reinforced each time the player plays the game. These lessons will also be remembered long after the game has been played.

Have we reached the pedagogical zenith that Piaget and Comenius envisioned with the right blend of intrinsic motivation (3D game thrill) and external motivation (organizational expectations)? 

Have a conversation with P2L and find out!

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Elite Commander – Learn  Leadership through Gaming

Elite Commander – Learn  Leadership through 3D Gaming


Employees are being expected to manage teams in the workplace more and more these days, but the road to becoming a successful leader is long and not always easy. With P2L’s new leadership game, Elite Commander, it is now possible to learn leadership skills through gaming.

When a business moves online, leadership development does not have to halt. For that, P2L has got you covered. We are excited to announce the launch of our 3D leadership game which is fun, engaging and resourceful to help develop the leadership style of your team.

Also, if you have been looking to attract talented new graduates, it is an interesting addition to your onboarding offering o let these individuals know during the hiring or as part of your job posts that you can offer them leadership gamification.

Trust us when we say, the millennial generation is attracted to games and there’s nothing better than a 3D leadership game to develop their skills, as compared to lecture style board room training, or a self-learn booklet.

In the  game, you are the leader of a team that includes a sniper, a gunner and a medic.

The best part is you stay alive as long as you keep working together and survive as a team. You can repeat the level to improve your overall score and no, it is not going to be the same every time you play. The layout will change.

Practical leadership activities, whether they are facilitated by you, or by an external instructor, are a fantastic way to get started on that path.

Leadership games, like the one we are launching, are also useful in introducing leadership concepts and can be used to initiate leadership skills training.

Leaders need to assume authority and take responsibility for their groups. The following are some of the areas they must pay attention t0:

  • Taking Ownership
  • Creating a positive work environment
  • Great Organizational skills for themselves and their team
  • Awareness of optimal business communication styles and how to use them effectively
  • Improving team spirit and cohesion through the establishment of common values

There are a variety of resources available to assist you in your leadership development. Coaching, peer support circles, and leadership training are all effective ways to improve your leadership skills.

It’s critical to make sure your leaders are positioned for success and empowered to do their best work during times of change or adversity. It is also worth emphasizing that online teams require excellent leadership.

At P2L, we also customize 3D games based on your company’s corporate needs. Contact us today to know more about our virtual games and how we can help develop some great yet fun-filled experiences for your teams.

How to Make Your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions Come True?

How to Make Your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions Come True?

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Why do we make resolutions?

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to start over, which is why so many people set New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of a new year can feel like a fresh start, a chance to break bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically, or intellectually. Of course, making resolutions is far easier than keeping them, and by the time February is over, many of us had given up and reverted to our old habits.

So, what can you do to increase your chances of keeping your next resolution? The following suggestions may assist you in persevering.

Begin with baby steps.

A typical reason why so many New Year’s resolutions fail is taking on too much too soon. Starting an unsustainable restricted diet, going overboard at the gym, or drastically changing your typical behaviour are all definite ways to sabotage your goals. Instead, concentrate on small steps that will eventually lead to your larger aim.

Make a thorough plan.

Making a clear written strategy can assist you in achieving your goal. Why is this period so important for achieving success? For one thing, it permits you to determine what strategies you’ll employ when confronted with difficulties. What techniques will you employ if things get tough along the way to making your resolution a reality?

Change Is a Process

How can you expect to modify those harmful or undesirable habits that you are trying to break in a period of days, weeks, or months? Allow yourself to be patient. Recognize that achieving your resolution is a journey. Even if you make a few mistakes, you may always restart and continue on your way to your objective.

It may take longer than you expect to attain your objectives, but keep in mind that this is not a sprint to the finish line. It’s possible that once you’ve committed to changing a behaviour, you’ll be working on it for the rest of your life.

Get Help

Yes, you’ve most likely heard this advice a million times, but it’s because the buddy system works. Having a strong support system in place can assist you in remaining motivated and accountable.

Sticking to your resolution is much more enjoyable when you have company. So, if possible, find a like-minded friend or loved one to accompany you in your endeavour.

Maintain Your Focus on Your Objectives

Many people have lost the initial spark of inspiration that they felt in January by the end of March. Maintain your motivation by continuing to work toward your goals, even if you encounter setbacks. Reevaluate your strategies and design a fresh plan if your existing strategy isn’t functioning. It will help you succeed if you are adaptable with your plan—and even your end aim.

Adapt and learn

Many of the most common reasons for people abandoning their New Year’s resolutions is a setback. Do not consider a relapse into a poor habit to be a failure. The road to your objective isn’t always easy, and there will be obstacles along the way. 7 Instead, look at relapses as opportunities to learn.

If you’re keeping a resolution notebook, make a note of the date the relapse occurred, what may have sparked it, and what you might do differently next time. You’ll be better equipped to deal with future obstacles if you realize what you’re up against.

The annual ritual of making resolutions does not have to be a failure. Sometimes the difference between success and failure comes down to picking the proper goal and following the correct approach to get there. Above all, remember to be kind and flexible with yourself, and to acknowledge and applaud any and all progress. It’s not only about achieving the end objective; it’s also about enjoying the adventure along the way.

P2l wishes you all a very Happy New Year 2022.
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