Octalysis Framework

Octalysis gamification framework was created by gamification pioneer, Yu-kai Chou. His theory states that there are (8) general motivations (he termed the 8 core drives) that all motivations in the world derives from. All motivations can be found in this 8 core drives.

  • These 8 core drives can also be used for educators to design learning programs to increase motivation and engagement for students. Learning the 8 core drives will help educators understand their student's motivation and what keeps them motivated.

  • The word Octalysis a combination of Octagon + Analysis

There is a hidden 9th core drive we'll mention later

The motivational core drives are divided up into 4 hemisphere: