gamification platform

RIP : The End of Reward Points As We Know It

A very insightful article was posted recently at PYMNTS.COM discussing the slippery slide down the slope for loyalty points programs. Some highlights: Points-based programs aren’t very effective at building loyalty because they don’t provide what customers say they need to become loyal. According to a recent Mastercard/Harvard Business Review study, 72 percent of survey respondents say optimizing customer loyalty is a top-five priority of

By |2019-11-05T12:24:14-08:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PUG Interactive Awarded CanExport Growth Funding

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, [October 15, 2019] -- PUG Interactive Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada to receive international funding through the CanExport program. The CanExport program delivered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).  CanExport is a competitive

By |2019-10-30T16:32:33-08:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WED Awards $550k Business Scale-Up Funding to PUG Interactive

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, [August 12, 2019] -- PUG Interactive Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Western Economic Diversification Canada to receive $550k in funding through the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program. Federal minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains made the announcement along with Terry Beech, MP for Burnaby North-Seymour. The objectives of the BSP program are

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-08:00August 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PUG Interactive Selected by Government of Canada For Technology Acceleratation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, [August 7, 2019] -- PUG Interactive Inc. is excited to announce that the Government of Canada has selected it as one of the high-potential technologies companies chosen to participate in the 2019 Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in Silicon Valley. Participating CTA companies are given focused assistance to take advantage of what the local market has to offer, including mentorship and advice from industry

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-08:00August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WEBCAST: (PUG Archives) Predictions That Came True!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — From the “I told you so” files… back in 2014, PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska made a number of bold predictions at the DELF Summit in Hong Kong. He pictured a future where broad backlash and disenchantment would result from the overuse and abuse of thin badges & points loyalty schemes in the initial wave of “gamification” projects. And just

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-08:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PODCAST: From Triple-A games to Engagement Hubs with PUG’s Steve Bocska

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska was recently interviewed on the Professor Game Podcast by Rob Alvarez Bucholska about how the lessons he learned making triple-A video games has helped him solve challenging problems in community engagement, loyalty and gamification. You can listen to the entire podcast here. ===== Overview Steve Bocska is CEO of PUG Interactive, a technology & design

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-08:00June 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

UPDATED e-Learning Case Study: Conservation Pays

***UPDATED TO INCLUDE USER E-LEARNING OUTCOMES*** “I loved this game/program. It was engaging and gave me an excuse to learn about and change my behavior regarding so many new things about conservation, sustainability and climate change.” ~ZT VANCOUVER, British Columbia – PUG Interactive has just published a case study on its recent award-winning e-Learning program, "Play Conservation Pays and Win!". The Case Study can be

By |2019-10-04T08:54:11-08:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

PUG’s Conservation Pays Wins National Association of Counties Achievement Award

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The National Association of Counties (NACo) has granted a 2019 Achievement Award for PUG Interactive's “Play Conservation Pays and Win!” in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability. Due to its exceptional results and unique innovations, the program has been chosen to receive the honor of Best in Category. NACo recognized 616 entries from counties and state associations in 32

By |2019-10-04T08:54:11-08:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PUG Interactive Partners with Leading Italian Lottery Sisal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 10, 2019 – PUG Interactive, a leader in gamified engagement solutions for enterprise, today announced that Sisal Entertainment S.p.A. (“Sisal”) has selected PUG Interactive’s Picnic™ to develop an innovative fantasy game which will offer a selectable mission based engagement system for players to craft their own personalised journey. Sisal has built a relationship of trust and credibility with over 14 million

By |2019-10-04T08:54:11-08:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PUG Interactive Launches MISSION: ASTRONAUT for the Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency Invites Children to Play “Mission: Astronaut” to Learn More about Living and Working on the International Space Station VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 1, 2019 – PUG Interactive, a leader in gamified engagement solutions for enterprise, today announced a new PUG-powered activity developed for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as part of David Saint-Jacques' mission to the International Space Station. Building upon

By |2019-10-04T08:54:11-08:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|