The Gamification Playbook


Your no-nonsense guide to all things gamification

Welcome! The gamification playbook is your resource. It’s here to help you bring gamified content, ideas, and processes into the light. But, there’s no right or wrong way to use your playbook.  

TIQ Bot giving a friendly welcome to playbook explorers.

Wander. Explore. Target. 

You can flit from page-to-page basking in the wonder of gamification, undertake a topical exploration, or seek out the next corporate or classroom power-up to level-up your staff or students.  

The choice is yours.  


We start with the basics covering the gamification fundamentals that you probably want to know, or maybe didn’t know existed.  

We look at how gamification is a genre umbrella that covers both the serious and edutainment game sub-genres. We even provide a concept tool you can use to mix your own gamification projects!

Following that is a deep dive into digital gamification’s history with examples and pivotal moments highlighted from the early 1970s all the way until today.  

The future of gamification is also explored as it relates to Industry 4.0 data collection, analysis, and how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and adaptive learning shows that the future of gamification is indeed bright and exciting.  

Who’s behind the playbook’s curtain? 

TIQ Software is the company behind the gamification playbook and we’ve been involved in gamification since before it had a name.  

“There are a lot of misconceptions around gamification. What it is, what it does, and how it works. Our goal is to use knowledge from our years of applied gamification experience to help people better understand how they can engage their audiences.”  

Jason Suriano, Founder & CEO at TIQ Software

We’re passionate about what we do, so now we’re looking to share our knowledge with the world. This way we will all have an understanding around what gamification is, how it can be used responsibly, and why it’s so prevalent in our present lives and molding our futures. 

While you’re flipping through the playbook, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or ideas. This is a resource for all of us looking to learn about, add, or expand the gamification in our work or everyday lives.

When you’re ready, TIQ Software may be able to help you turn these ideas into reality, but even if we can’t the resources here are still yours to use. 

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