School of Hard Combos

What video game genres do you find the most enjoyable? Which games cause the world to disappear and time to vanish?

What about those games could you reproduce in real life? Not the dragons or giant robots (sadly) but the specific mechanisms and feedback loops that keep you playing?

People were optimizing their lives for challenge, flow, and satisfaction long before “gamification” became a buzzword.

You can do the same.

What will tomorrow’s level look like?