Gabe’s Gamification Revolution Featuring Richard Bartle

Gabe’s Gamification Revolution Featuring Richard Bartle


Each week on the Gamification Revolution web show, Gabe Zichermann answers all your burning gamification questions LIVE every Monday at 1pm ET/10am PT/1800 GMT at This week’s show features Richard Bartle, Visiting Professor at the University of Essex and the creator of the Bartle Player Types. Here’s a rundown on some of the topics they spoke about:

  • Why we need to design for player types
  • The controversy of the mere existence of player types vs defining what they actually are
  • Richard’s honest answer on his experience with research defining specific player types for gamification
  • The killer player-type’s  balance within game systems and their susceptibility to explorer-types
  • Richard’s view on designing games for people and how that changes over-time
  • And many more with questions asked live by the audience!

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