Open Source Gamification Platforms

by Maximilian Lemos on May 20, 2013

Open Source Gamification PlatformsOften times people are confronted with the issue of gamification platform overload. With so many platforms vying for your business, you’re never going to get an unbiased sales pitch. Unless you either get some help with an overview of your needs from a neutral third party or build a gamified project yourself.

Some of our more technical readers might like giving one or all of these open source options a shot, should you decide to build your own project.

***UPDATED 05/20/2013***


From the makers of AppScale comes an open source platform that provides customizable gamification elements designed to increase user interaction on websites. The project involves badging, points, live notifications, and leaderboards. Additonally, the platform provides analytics to track user participation.

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Mozilla: Open Badges

Learning today happens everywhere. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen online or out of school. Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem, making it easy for any organization to issue, manage and display digital badges across the web.

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BadgeOS™ and BadgeStack

BadgeOS™ is a powerful free plugin to WordPress that lets you easily create achievements and issue sharable badges as your users succeed. Activate the free BadgeStack extension to instantly create Levels, Quests and Badge Achievement Types!

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Open Glaze Open Glaze

Open Glaze by Fred Trotter is an open source gamification project centered around quantified self. Utilizing components from a swath of the quantified self movement, this loose collection of tools might be a great place to start for those looking to expand upon the “programmable self” idea.

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Screen Shot 2013-05-20 at 7.00.35 AM Zurmo: Open Source CRM

Zurmo is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application that is mobile, social, and gamified. We use a test-driven methodology for building every part of the application. This means you can create and maintain a custom-built CRM system with the assurance that future updates are not going to break your installation. Head over to the forums to learn more.

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