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Habitica Lets You Level Up Fantasy Characters By Forming Habits

December 14, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Games may not be for everyone, but they certainly are loads of fun and one thing everyone could use a little bit of is forming good habits and completing tasks which they’ve set for themselves. Whether or not you’re aware of it, there’s an app out there called Habitica which aims to take the fun and whimsy of an adventurous RPG game and blend it together with a tool to help you get things done and form good habits. It’s currently in beta form but is already available for download from the Play Store and if you’re the type to enjoy things that are generally part of the “everyday” more when they’re gamified, then you may want to check this out.

Previously known as HabitRPG, Habitica is sort of like a reboot of the original app with a new UI design, material design in fact, new features and an overall improved user experience. There are many to-do list apps out there and more than a few of them are very good, none of them let you set and reach your goals with a reward of experience and gold for a character you create though. Those familiar with RPG game types will be no stranger to character classes like rogues, healers, mages and more. With Habitica, you can set your series of goals, and to-do’s, then create an avatar and you’ll be given a class, like Lvl 1 warrior for example, and as you complete things you’ll gain experience towards the next level.

It even adds in a social aspect by letting you team up with friends to hold each other accountable to goals you’ve set, and once grouped up you can fight against powerful monsters for even bigger rewards, basically more gold. You can also chat with your party members if someone needs a little motivating pick-me-up or if you just want to send a few words of good advice. Your avatars have typical RPG traits like health and experience bars, as well as gold, and you can outfit them with gear and other special items too, which can be bought with the gold you’ve earned for completing goals, tasks, and to-do lists under the rewards tab. Habitica is free, and you can pick it up from the Play Store if you want to give it a shot.

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