Game Mechanic: Countdown

Countdown
Game Mechanic: Countdown

Countdown
Countdown in the classic arcade game Cruising USA.
Type Feedback
Boosts Engagement, Fun, Influence
Personality Type(s) Gamification-Diamond.pngAchievers, Gamification-Spade.jpgExplorers,
Gamification-Club.gifKillers
See Also Loss Aversion, Lottery, Game Design
The dynamic in which players are only given a certain amount of time to do something. This will create an activity graph that causes increased initial activity increasing frenetically until time runs out, which is a forced extinction.

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Traditional Gaming

Bejeweled Blitz with 30 seconds to get as many points as you can. Bonus rounds. Timed levels

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