Game: SuperMe

SuperMe is an interesting concept. It's a browser based game where players' goal is to improve four different types of skills: Widom, Ability, Influence and Connection. The catch is that this will be done through the different quizzes, videos and games that the site has to offer. The cool thing is that when you get better at one of this skills, you are actually getting better in real life, because all the content on this page will make you think about yourself and your actions.

This is a type of Gamification, in which players are rewarded for learning how to be happy, how to be a better person and how to live an overall good life.

The quizzes are a bit boring, but because of the gamification aspect of the site, they are bearable. The videos are really interesting, because they are short, concise and entertaining, plus you can learn from other people's experiences. The games are fun and challenging, they make you think and improve certain skills along the way.

There is one downside though, and probably a game-breaker one. The scores reset when the page refreshes or you navigate to another page. I don't know if this is common, but I tried the game with Facebook Connect in Chrome and IE9 and both times I lost my progress. A real bummer, considering that the most important aspect of the gamification process doesn't work. Still, it's an interesting concept that will actually help people once they fix the score resetting issue.

What I liked about the game:
  • Interesting concept.
  • Videos are fun and informative.
  • Games are challenging and entertaining.
  • Registering is extremely easy with Facebook connect.

What I didn't like about the game:
  • Quizzes feel more like a chore than a fun activity.
  • Broken scoring system breaks the experience (should get fixed soon).

Somethin' Else (2010). SuperMe []

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