It's been two years!

>It’s been a while since I wrote a full article myself, but here we go again! – I am trying to do this every morning now starting today (although it is hard to find inspiration sometimes).

The past two years have been great. I wrote my first posting just a little over two years ago preparing myself for writing my book ‘Laat met je merk spelen’ which we have almost finished translating into English. The English summary is available at www.brandnewplayground.com

18 months ago I started my own company called BrandNewGame and since then I have been working on great projects for ABN Amro Bank (confidential), Air Cargo Netherlands, Dutch Customs, Schiphol Airport, The Port of Amsterdam and Holland Casino (confidential). All great projects where games were used to influence behavior in all sorts of ways. This is one of the reasons I wasn’t able to write so much from time to time, but I am still very happy and very proud of the thousands of unique visitors that visit my weblog each year – I thank you for that!

If you have any comments or ideas for this blog, please share them by email, Twitter (@BartHufen) or on my group on Linkedin called BrandNewGame. Twitter probably works best as I get a lot of spam theses days by email.

Now, let’s have a look at the Top 10 games of today (thanks to http://www.vgchartz.com)!

I must say I am still happily surprised that games like Wii Sports Resort, Wii Sports and even Zumba Fitness (10th place) are still selling well! This means women (mostly) are still using the Wii actively to do their workout at home in front of the TV, instead of going to the gym! I hear this a lot from friends around me.
Exercising for fitness by means of motion controlled games is something I describe in chapter 3 of my book. Here I show all sorts of cases how games can be used as a marketing tool, for instance to keep your staff healthy doing exercises! It was great to see that at Holland Casino, they stimulate staff to use the Wii at all their casino’s to keep their staff in a good healthy state. Check these pictures of Holland Casino Headquarters…

As you can see it’s not just women playing Wii Sports…

And this is me in an office with ‘my Deal-or-no-Deal-ladies’…

I will try to post some more in-depth articles soon, but hope you appreciate my efforts! 😉

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