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EpicWin turns your life, or at least your to-do list, into an epic role playing game

I just posted a couple days ago about Dan Lockton’s Design with Intent toolkit and its catalog of techniques incorporating playfulness — for example: role playing.

Now I just came across an app that perfectly captures the potency of play + technology and perfectly illustrates using the playfulness of role playing to affect user behavior.

Behold, I give you EpicWin:

EpicWin is an iPhone app that puts the adventure back into your life. It’s a streamlined to-do list, to note down all your everyday tasks, but with a role-playing spin.

Rather than just mentally ticking off your chores, completing each one improves and develops your character in an on-going quest to level-up, gain riches, and develop skills.

By getting points for your chores it’s easier to actually get things done. We all have good intentions but we need a bit of encouragement here and there. Doing the laundry is an epic feat of stamina so why not get stamina points for it?!

Watch as your avatar’s stats develop in ways to represent your own life. Will you be a Maiden of Juggled Priorities, or a King of Win? The lifestyle you lead will decide.

Shouldn’t all to-do apps have their very own preview trailer?

(via Netted)

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