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Gamification Design Features

If you peel back the curtain on our learning games, you will find gamification design features that you expect from advanced web applications. This gamified web application (or "web app") sits upon a complex architecture of programming languages that never stop evolving because web technology itself never stops evolving.

Our game code foundation coupled with our design and development process enables us to create amazing web applications with advanced features and benefits for your company and your audience.

Advanced Game Features Keep You Learning and Playing.

Perhaps your learning game may not use all of the advanced game features listed below, but they all work together and present your content in an immersive way to help you achieve your business goals.


Animation and motion
Illustrative design
Fractal + vector design
3D design
Video/Audio embedding
YouTube/Vimeo embed-ready
Sound effects
Z-Axis (depth of field)
Embedded font families
UI main menu and score interfaces
Heads-up displays


Responsive design
All modern web browsers
All modern handheld devices
Desktops + Laptops (PC/Mac)
Windows OS
Chrome OS
Mouse and touch device support
Web/CMS/LMS ready
Social media integration
Email integration
Leaderboard integration


HTML5/CSS3 technologies
Advanced physics engine
Parallax background scrolling
Device motion & accelerometer support
Metrics + Analytics ready
Database + Backend integration
Local storage
External links
Inbound links
2D/3D support
Sprite animation sheet support
Google font-ready

Game Elements

Player personalization
Avatar customization
Game progress tracking
Response performance tracking
Game save states
How to play instructions
Player performance sharing
Knowledge assessment review screens
Feedback per response
Custom scoring algorithms
Time-based scoring
Weighted scoring
Remediation opportunities
Scenario + Level gating
Level-up milestones

Question Types

Multiple choice
Tap to respond
Drag and drop
Sorting + Procedural
Single and Multi-select response
Multi-player Online
Surveys + Polls
Problem solving exercises
Exploratory hotspots
Choose your adventure
Hardware + Software simulations
Arcade-style games


Accessibility features
Role-based adaptive content
Audience-based adaptive content
Mini-game modules
Add/Remove/Edit content
Easy to update
Low maintenance
No app stores required
No plugins required
No 3rd party licenses required
No per-seat license

Gamification Design Features: Look And Feel

Upside Interactive creates learning games containing the gamification design features you expect from advanced web applications.Beyond these more advanced gamification web application features, lets take a moment to acknowledge 2 seemingly simple, yet very essential learning game elements: look and feel.

The Look of Your Game.

Your learning game should look as good on a phone as it does on a desktop. In fact, your game should look so good that your audience wants to keep playing it to see what happens next. That’s what we call stickiness. We want your game to be sticky because that will compel your audience to keep learning.

The Feel of Your Game.

We say fluidity when your game feels smooth and responds effortlessly to your touch or the click of your mouse. It should respond without hesitation. This fluid game behavior will feel good to your audience—we daresay "feel great." What could be better than your audience feeling good (or great!) while they learn?