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The Obvious and the Desired Parallels between the Game Spore, Self-Help, and Life

What a non-gamer and a self-help aficionado learned from research about a massively popular video game.

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First things first. I am a non-gamer, turning her life into fun games. And I am especially a “non-video-gamer.” So, I never played Spore and neither many…




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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Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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

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