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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Unsure What Gamification Really Is? You’re Probably Already Using It!
Thursday, February 8, 2024

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that Gamification actually is all around." – Love Actually

Gamification may have been coined way back in 2002 by Nick Pelling, a game designer tasked with developing a…

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Destination Leisure: The Rise of Retailtainment
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The retail industry is constantly evolving – from thriving high streets, made up of independent retailers to out of town mega-malls, full of chain stores – it is always striving to anticipate the next trend to meet consumer needs.

In…

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Getting Out There – Rugged’s 2021 Round Up
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

If we had to describe 2021 in two words, we’d call it a ‘roller coaster’. From COP26 to Tokyo 2020 (which was actually held in 2021), this year had it all. It’s been far from plain sailing for most of…

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Indoor Climbing is Changing, and I Can’t Wait!
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

You may have seen that Rugged exhibited for the first time at the Association of British Climbing (ABC) annual conference recently; showing how we’re gamifying climbing walls with our interactive products. The aim: to increase accessibility, competitiveness and enjoyment for…

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What is Freedom Gaming?
Monday, January 18, 2021

We’ve recently designed, developed and launched a new product, Freedom Gaming, which is the most technically challenging thing we’ve ever done - all during lockdown and the misplaced freedom we had during the summer weeks...

Once we’d conquered the inevitable…

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Finding the Feel-Good Amongst the 2020 Storm
Thursday, December 17, 2020

How do you describe 2020? Unprecedented? Challenging? The year the world went pear shaped? (Alternatively, you may just not want to answer that!)

Despite the difficult times, there’s been a surprising amount of good and uplifting moments that have emerged…

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Why you Should Watch Where you Workout
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Age, ability and experience often form mental barriers between people and exercise. Don’t get us wrong, this is totally natural, but they shouldn’t keep you from staying active. The benefits of physical activity are as varied as they are…

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Why We Champion Active Ageing
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

How Rugged Interactive can help keep everyone active, whatever their age

At Rugged Interactive, we believe that every person, irrespective of age and ability should have the opportunity to be active, and enjoy it.

Which is why we champion…

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Rugged Interactive and CardioWall: Making Sport Inclusive For All
Monday, August 13, 2018

Physical exercise is a key part of children’s physical, social and emotional development. However for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), access to, and ability to participate in, physical activities can be very different from their…

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