What is Gamification?
Gamification consists of making a game from a process that is not a game is. Normally, a gamified process can be identified because it contains a few common elements like points, badges and leaderboards. Proper gamification has much more than that behind those elements, but it’s an easy way to describe them in general. Check the section Game Basics to learn more about these game elements.
One of the key concepts is that Gamification works better around tasks that are usually boring or repetitive. Quboo has been created by developers so they know that fixing old, ugly code is not cool. Same for other tasks such as releasing or writing documentation.
Quboo tries to help create a gamification process in which fixing legacy code, increase code coverage or writing documentation can be a bit more enjoyable. You can compete with other teams and get “symbolic rewards” every month. A nice t-shirt? You decide.