Help change the world, playing on Gameful

Help change the world, playing on Gameful

Did you know that all the players in the world spend more than 3 million hours per week playing? It’s a lot, right? What would you think if I told you that you can change the world or your life, just by playing? Believe it or not. This is the philosophy of gameful.org. The idea is to turn the time we spend playing, with our computer, into something enriching, either for the planet or for ourselves. In gameful, we will find many games, which are implementing this philosophy, such as: EVOKE, Fold It !, The Epic Win App, Flower, Code of Everand, SuperBetter, The MP Expenses Game, Budgetball, the Pokwalker, Quest to Learn, Little Big Planet: Gamechangers, World Without Oil, Seek n Spell, Goal Mafia, and Conspiracy for Good. The games at gameful.org try to make the world a better place, through important lessons. People can communicate with the portal community, share their experiences and work as a team, doing something different and positive. For example, Foldit, one of the games that we can find on the portal, will help us study Biochemistry and in turn we will be collaborating with scientists. Foldit is a 3D puzzle game, where we will have to fold proteins from their amino acid sequence. You can download Foldit for Windows, Linux and Mac. To play you need to create an account on the Foldit portal. But going back to the topic of the post, the goal of gameful is for players to collaborate, form teams, play and have fun, but in a different way. These games are geared towards more productive purposes than conventional games. They help us to be better people, helping the community and the planet. Conclusion: Gameful is, without a doubt, an interesting proposal, which is adding many followers. You can register and participate in their forums. The only negative of this portal for Hispanics is that there is no content in Spanish. I hope they will add a section in our language soon. I am sure that many players from Spain and Latin America will be eager to participate in this project, where the games, in addition to entertainment, also have an altruistic purpose.