Using gaming principles to make learning more engaging, motivating, and interactive is a growing trend in web development. It's called gamification, and this book is the complete introduction to its theory and practice.
Build your own Gamified website
Use game mechanics to motivate the users
Understand and implement game design process
Gamification involves the process of leveraging the features of real games into real life. A gamified website has the potential to increase user engagement, ROI, and learning. This book will help you build gamified websites with PHP and jQuery by making you understand the gamification design process to implement game mechanics in practical applications.
Gamified websites are very popular amongst Internet users. The gamification of a web content draws users into action to empower them and help them develop new skills. Games engage user attention into the task and each task accomplished will mean the development and enhancement of new skills. This book will help you to apply the essence of games into real word applications such as business and education.
Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery aims at empowering and educating the users with an educational gamified website. The book walks through the process of developing a gamified website. Through the course of the book, you will learn gamification development process. The book emphasizes on the application of game mechanics to motivate the user. You will then use the Fogg behaviour model to influence the user behaviour. By the end of the book, you will see yourself building more engaging yet simple websites based on rational principles.
What you will learn from this book
Use the Fogg behaviour model to influence user behavior
Build progression and engagement loops
Design game elements
Learn to use jQuery
Setup PHP and MySQL
Learn to gamify the eLearning process
This book is a standard tutorial, which walks you through the gamification development process, to help you incorporate game elements in an eLearning environment.
Who this book is written for
This book is for jQuery and PHP developers who wish to gamify their educational websites.