What's the meaning of life? That's the age-old question; but can it ever really be answered? I mean, isn't life just a big game anyway? Perhaps, a game of inches?
Was that question just an excuse for me to embed the greatest movie speech of all time in this posting? Absolutely not.
There is reason why role-playing games are so popular—they blur the lines between reality and fiction (too a certain extent). While choosing to blast some in the face with a M-15 Vindicator in Mass Effect is not very life-like, the concept of making that choice and dealing with its aftermath is very much life-like.
Life really is a massive game of choices and consequences, the basic element of any RPG. And that's why I think HabitRPG is going to be a huge hit.
HabitRPG was created by Tyler Renelle in an effort to make doing daily tasks and reaching set goals more fun and interactive. It works in a system of goals and rewards. Level up as you succeed, lose HP as you fail, earn money to buy weapons and armor. Every goal you complete you will be rewarded with a token. These tokens can then be used to buy rewards and items.
For example, I hate flossing my teeth, I really do. So, I could create a daily task on HabitRPG for flossing my teeth. After a full week of flossing my teeth I will have earned 7 tokens. With these 7 tokens I can purchase a reward (which I create), like one bag of Wild Berry Skittles, to congratulate myself on a job well done.
Sadly, since receiving huge bumps from Reddit, the site has been going up and down due to unexpected numbers coming in. I was able to register, but then the site went offline for me. Many other folks had the same problem.
Nevertheless, the site is being worked on, and the developer of HabitRPG should be excited about all the interest already garnered for the game. There is also a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development for iPhone and Android applications. More information about the project can be found on Tyler's blog.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades