What Candy Crush Saga Teaches Us about Training

pauldrasmussen:

Being someone who is a big fan of CCS and who is married to someone who is an even bigger fan, I love this article.

Originally posted on conniehaworth:

I’m on level 202 on Candy Crush Saga currently.  I have spent a lot of time getting there.  I am hooked.  And I don’t like to be hooked on anything.  So, I spent some time thinking about why I like CCS and I realized that CCS is a great example of an excellent training program.  Try to follow me here…

Candy Crush Saga starts out simple:  match the candies and they disappear and you win.  Then, obstacles are introduced and you learn to overcome those obstacles.  Next comes harder obstacles (I hate those chocolate-making thingies), but you learn to overcome those.  In other words, Candy Crush Saga teaches us the skills we need along the way to be successful at the next level of obstacles.  

AHA!  That is why I am hooked!  I get positive outcomes from the game the more I play!  And the game literally coaches me…

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One Response to What Candy Crush Saga Teaches Us about Training

  1. Leo Salazar says:

    Connie has just scratched the surface of what every gaming company knows and is doing its best to exploit. An interesting and relevant story from NPR in the US contains this quote:
    “The technology for this has gotten quite sophisticated,” says Ramin Shokrizade, game economist for Wargaming America who began his career in neuroscience and behavioral economics. “At this point, every major gaming company worldwide either has in place a fully developed business intelligence unit, or they’re in the process of building one.”
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/10/30/241449067/how-video-games-are-getting-inside-your-head-and-wallet

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