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New Month, New Projects, New Challenges, New Games

September 2021 Newsletter by Gameful Life

Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

September is one of the most colorful months of the year. And it seems that the colors outside reflect the dynamics and colors of our lives, even if significant parts of them for many of us happen inside.

It is undoubtedly the case for me, both concerning my work and personal life.

I started a new book project (which might result in a series of books) and a new publication on Medium containing the raw material for the book(s). This publication resonates with my followers on LinkedIn, and some exciting conversations began. The publication is called S1000D Implementation Map and has little to do directly with Self-Gamification and turning life into fun games, except maybe one article, which I share below with you.

But also on Self-Gamification and Gameful Life “front,” several things are happening. I am actively involved in the work of the International Gamification Confederation (GamFed). I am one of the four members of the current interim board. Starting with this week, I will be interviewing a couple of leading experts in gamification on behalf of GamFed and I am looking forward to our conversations.

I created several new self-motivational games for exercising and movement for myself, such as Push-Up (PU) and Knee-Push-Up (KPU) games and Walk Outside (WO) game. I also upgraded my Super Sleeper game. I am considering to share these and other self-motivational games and their updates at some point on Medium. I will inform you when I do.

So, I continue publishing on Medium on the topic of turning life into fun games. Drawing parallels between games and reality is one of my favourite topics right now and I like calling it Gameful Analogies. I am contemplating having a book with the same title some day, based on this material. Below you will find a couple of articles (among others) going in this direction.

Articles since the last Newsletter

Here are the friend links to all articles that saw the light since the August Newsletter by Gameful Life.

The story digest for Gameful Life below is sorted with the newest published story first.

Please note that S1000D Implementation Map has many articles published in it, but I only refer to the one that has the most to do with games. You can find the rest by clicking the title of the publication in this paragraph above.

Below, you will also find an article I had published on Feedium. It has to do with turning blogging into fun games.

Gameful Life:

Cheerleading for Writers:

S1000D Implementation Map:

Guest appearance on Feedium:

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Thank you!

Thank you very much for your interest and support for Gameful Life and my other publications! It means the world to me.

Enjoy the colors and the gamefulness of Fall!

With best wishes,





Living a gameful life means approaching anything we are up to or what comes our way as if it was a fantastic collection of games, of which we are both designers and players. This publication is by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels. For more see and subscribe to

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Life gamer, life coach, top writer, author, engineer; originator of Self-Gamification — an art to turning life into fun games →

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