Today, all the world’s a game, and people are eager to play. Mobile app EpicWin has even created a game where players can turn their dull to-do list into a role-playing game. Users set up a list of tasks they need to tackle – do the dishes, walk the dog, etc. – and when they’ve completed them, they receive virtual rewards and level-up opportunities for their EpicWin avatar (no cheating, of course).
Players can even win exotic digital keepsakes such as the ‘horn of raving’ if they log enough EpicWin activity, and of course tout their triumphs by displaying their virtual goods on Twitter and Facebook.
Xers and Millennials who’ve grown up on videogames are comfortable with game-like applications that serve a higher real-world purpose, and EpicWin is proof that people welcome tools that help them take care of business while simultaneously serving up a side of gaming fun.