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There Are Still Many Colors Left

November 2021 Newsletter by Gameful Life

Photo by Titouan COLOMB on Unsplash

Somehow, I thought November would be a calmer month, both from the colors point of view, but also for our lives in general.

I was pretty wrong. There are still many bright colors left outside. We even have some flowers blooming in our garden, as if it was spring and not late Fall.

And life is full of colors and changes, too — from the brightest and most hopeful to the dark, reflective, and sometimes sad. And all of these combine and appear in a colorful bouquet so that one moment there is a painful moment of losing a friend and another of celebrating a birthday of a young family member.

Then there is a hug from a child, followed by this or another child’s upset, giving later space to experiencing a thoughtful and warm message from a friend. The same applies to work-life: from highest hopes and joy in work to enormous worries of how a project would work out and whether the resources available would be enough.

The more present we are in our lives, the more colorful our lives are — embracing all the tone nuances and shades. It is about experiencing what life brings us, whether we might prefer the color that greets us or not.

The articles I published this past month in Gameful Life reflect these experiences and how they mirror how I draw the parallels between games and life and the games I design for myself and play.

Articles since the last newsletter

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

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

Please note that I don’t share the S1000D articles here. If you are an S1000D lover (you will know who you are if you know what S1000D is in terms of technical publications), you can check out the S1000D Implementation Map.

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Enjoy the colors and the gamefulness of Fall and life!

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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, author, engineer; originator of Self-Gamification — an art of turning life into fun games →