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I have come up with a game system for helping me complete chores, errands, etc. Every chore/errand is a 'task'. Tasks are rated 1-3 in four categories: Monetary Cost, Time to Complete, Difficulty and Benefit for Completion. Rate 1 if 'easy', 2 if 'medium' and 3 if 'hard' or 'very hard'. Then, each task is rated 'Bronze', 'Silver', 'Gold' or 'Platinum' ...


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So there are resources like http://lifehacker.com/5902598/superbetter-is-a-game-that-rewards-you-for-healthy-living-and-working-towards-your-goals But I gamify in a very simply way… I have this - The graph shows the size of my todo list, it's updated by a cron script every half hour and it's publicly viewable. Tasks that have been in the inbox (I use the ...


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I've read that the most strongly habit forming behaviors are those that dispense random rewards in exchange for repeated action. This behavioral psychology finding is the primary reason why people compulsively check facebook, email, news websites and other distractions even though updates are sporadic, and the content itself is often uninteresting. ...


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Oh just thought of something unrelated to previous answer I wrote up a full version on my blog, but I summerise below :) I'd like to be able to get up early, but I don't really have anyone to be accountable to for this. So I advertised on gumtree (I think craiglist is the equivalent in the US) for someone who was also competitive and wants to wake up ...


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Pomodorium - a Pomodoro technique based RPG-game. Pomodorium is an attempted gamification of the Pomodoro technique. The idea of Pomodorium is to use rules of role-playing game in the Pomodoro technique. It's a Pomodoro technique timer with a game. For every completed pomodori you get 'gold' and there is game character - you buy him/her armors/weapons ...


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You can look at EpicWin Turns your to-do list into a role playing game. It's an app for iPhones that you can use to gain skill ups, xp, loot etc etc.


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There was a similar thread on Ask Metafilter a while back. This answer in particular had some good links. The Habit Judo project no longer seems operational, but it does have an interesting approach. The random rewards element makes it particularly interesting.


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Check out chorewars.com - you can modify the 'chores' to be your own tasks - and then you progress through the stages / game. Note - I have no affiliation with chorewars - I just like it.


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There is Pomodorium - a Pomodoro technique based RPG-game. Here is some explanation: Pomodorium is an attempted gamification of the Pomodoro technique. The idea of Pomodorium is to use rules of role-playing game in the Pomodoro technique. It's a Pomodoro technique timer with a game. For every completed pomodori you get 'gold' and there is game ...


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As suggested, I am putting this down as an answer: This site/game is specifically geared towards rewarding exercising rather than tasks in general. So its scope is more narrow than what is being asked, but it is still relevant. It is called Fitocracy. Fitocracy is currently in Beta and invite only, but invites are pretty easy to come by if you are looking. ...


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Aragorn has suggested an iPhone app (EpicWin), and I would add Task XP and RLRPG for Android Market. The basic concept is the same for all three: You imput your tasks, and upon completion you get rewards (xp, loots, achievements, skill ups, etc.). Of course, you could fake what you do, but if you cheat you're only cheating yourself.


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Um... I made my todo list a game... I have script that interogates my list (strictly my inbox) every half hour to generate a chart - the game I've been playing for some time now is to ground as many of the lines as possible... you can view the current state of the game at http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/joseph/productivityFiles/inbox7day.jpeg (with a little ...


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Duolingo does a pretty good job a gamifying language learning. I have made a few observations on what I believe are some basic principals that keep me engaged when playing a video game. You are free to disagree with whatever I state. Reward effort but do not punish failure-By punishing failure you tend to become averse to risk and the game becomes less ...


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How about HabitRPG? I've been using it for a day so far, and I really like the idea and interface. But it's begging for an official Android app; I'm getting by with an unofficial web client, but it works just fine. I would like to see this app expanded to be more detailed and game-like, but so far, off to a good start.


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I have also been looking for something to spice up work, and make me feel challeged and make all completing tasks more fun. I find giving my self rewards and punishments for completing or not completing my goals helps motivate me. I originally tried superbetter but did not enjoy the UI. I have used the trello platform for a while now at work. Its not bad ...


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Here is something that came to my mind, the programmer competency matrix: http://www.indiangeek.net/wp-content/uploads/Programmer%20competency%20matrix.htm You could create a competency matrix for any type of position: a speaker, manager, etc. The way you would do that is by looking at desired skills/qualities in that field and set those as rows. As for ...


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I suspect that putting too much effort in gamifying your daily work would be a waste. I strongly recommend you try the Pomodoro Technique, which is game-like, simple, fun, and personally I find it even a bit addictive. Take an hour to read the free eBook, it's only 30 pages long. If you don't have a kitchen timer, use this app, or one of the many other ...


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I use RescueTime to keep track of my time spent on my PC. It also keeps track of my time away from the PC and lets me enter a category when I get back to my PC. It lets me set categories for the apps I use and sites I visit, with a level of productivity for each category. It compares my "productivity" to all their users. And has real time reporting. Only ...


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You can maintain a tree and level up using Mindbloom(although I myself haven't gotten around to trying it yet).


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I have been using https://chains.cc/ on desktop and Mychains on Andriod, what I love about Mychains is that I can set rewards for myself for small completions.


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todoist.com has a gamification system based on a Karma score. It is a very nice GTD style task management system with good phone and web based interfaces. I have been using it for a few years, but the authors seem to be on a roll lately adding new features. Worth checking out. Trying to invent something for this (and then not endlessly tweak it) seems ...


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Recently I have read a nice article "Life is a game. This is your strategy guide". The main point of game - is managing hunger, willpower and other parameters of your body.


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As I'm obsessed with achievements / trophies... I like to set achievements, I wrote a little web page just for myself where I can set bronze, silver and gold achievements / trophies that I can unlock when a certain task is completed. This is more of a discussion question really.


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My take on your milestones Problem Align purpose, ask what is the successful outcome Brainstorm No such thing as a bad idea I wouldn focus on a chosen solution but be willing to accept all viable options. Planning- Once your purpose and successful outcomes are determined develop some short term goals to achieve that would realize the successful outcome. ...



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