Game Mechanic: Achievements
|Game Mechanic: Achievements
|Boosts||Engagement, Loyalty, Time Spent, Influence, Fun, SEO, UGC|
|Personality Type(s)||Achievers, Explorers,
|See Also||Points, Levels, Game Design|
Achievements are a virtual or physical representation of having accomplished something. Achievements can be easy, difficult, surprising, funny, accomplished alone or as a group. Achievements are a way to give players a way to brag about what they've done indirectly as well as add challenge and character to a game. Achievements are often considered "locked" until you have met the series of tasks that are required to "unlock" the Achievement. Badges can be earned from completing tasks/missions in gamification platforms. Companies like Foursquare and Booyah have used badges for visiting real world places.
Game Mechanics Shortcuts
- Xbox360Achievements.org, popular site for Xbox360 Achievements.
- GiantBomb.com, comprehensive article on Achievements in Games.
- Wikipedia Achievements page