The Game Agency Launches, Arcades™, a “Next-Gen” Gamification Feature to Transform Employee Training!

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In the age of COVID-19 people are distracted more than ever and e-mails, courses, virtual meetings, and learning platforms aren’t engaging employees in a meaningful way. Arcades™ is a turnkey solution to make these standard training initiatives more effective by adding solo games, head-to-head challenges, team play, experience points (XP), achievements, leaderboard status, and rewards. Arcades™ offers deep engagement and collaboration by taking games, learning, and competition to the next level.

We are thrilled to be launching Arcades™ at a time when organizations are craving new ways to connect team members virtually. Arcades delivers learner engagement and stickiness while providing tremendous data about player usage, knowledge improvement, and behavioral traits.

The Game Agency is thrilled to announce the launch of Arcades™, a highly customizable destination for employees to play training games, compete against one another (or their boss!) for recognition and prizes, and collaborate as teams for group awards.

With Arcades, a premium add on to The Training Arcade®, employees can participate in:

  • Player-to-Player Challenges
  • Team Tournaments
  • Daily Mini-Games
  • Level-Up and Achievements Systems
  • Point Tracking via Individual Game Leaderboards
  • Global Leaderboard powered by Experience Points earned along the way

Since its launch, The Training Arcade has had over 10,000 games created and nearly 1 million learners, each averaging 5 hours of play. With the addition of Arcades™, player engagement is forecasted to grow exponentially.

Arcades delivers employee engagement and stickiness while providing tremendous data about player usage, knowledge improvement, and behavioral traits. It's a first-of-its-kind game-based training destination that will maximize employee engagement, increase frequency of employees’ interaction with the training content and improve accuracy and knowledge retention.

“Over the past 2 ½ years, subscribers to The Training Arcade have been able to quickly create games and export them to any LMS or embed them into their courses or web platforms,” explained Joseph McDonald, Managing Partner at The Game Agency and Head of Production, “the purpose of the technology was to drastically reduce the time it takes to build engaging training games and use them where and when you need them. But we also wanted to create a destination that could provide a home for players and unleash powerful next-gen gamification technology, like Player to Player Challenges, Team Tournaments, Daily Mini-Games, Level-Up and Achievements systems, point tracking via individual game leaderboards and a Global Leaderboard powered by Experience Points earned along the way. So we are thrilled to be launching Arcades™ at a time when organizations are craving new ways to connect team members virtually. Arcades delivers learner engagement and stickiness while providing tremendous data about player usage, knowledge improvement, and behavioral traits.”

About The Game Agency

The Game Agency, recently named to the esteemed Inc. 5000 list for the second time, has been creating micro-training games and deep immersive simulations, designed to reinforce educational content, assess learner comprehension and increase knowledge retention, since 2007. TGA’s corporate training games have been played in over 100 countries and in 20+ languages and cover topics such as new-employee on-boarding, sales and product training, social skills, leadership development, security, safety, compliance, financial literacy, systems and processes, and customer service. Their game authoring tool, The Training Arcade® has a library of 9 training games that can be rapidly deployed in 16 languages with any content in minutes (no coding required). Its robust analytics dashboard is designed to unveil patterns of individual and group engagement with any training material, thereby improving training ROI by revealing knowledge gaps, personality behaviors, and group comparisons. Every 3 seconds, an employee is learning more and better by playing a TGA game.

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