These games not only entertain, but also improve performance.
There is a widespread view that video games are a waste of time – that they impair productivity. In fact, this opinion is erroneous. Nowadays “productive” games, especially mobile ones, are gaining popularity. Recently, more and more titles have been released that can help us in our daily life. Below are the best examples of these games.
This unique indie will not only improve your productivity but also your mental health. The subtitle reads: “lofi chill beats to write to”. The main gameplay mechanic of Kind Words is writing letters. The action takes place in a cozy room. Put all your emotions on paper. Unlike social networks, this is not a cry into the void: other players can read your letters and reply to them.
From time to time, sitting in silence or listening to lofi music, you can catch a paper airplane with notes from other players: you can answer them. Write good wishes on stickers and decorate the room with them. Or you can forget about airplanes and study with lofi music.
Almost no one likes to run. How to fix the situation? Try to run from zombies. Zombies, Run! – a unique hybrid of a fitness app and an alternate reality game. You control a dumb (or simply exhausted) protagonist. Fate threw you into Abel – one of the few cities not covered by the zombie apocalypse. You become the new “# 5 Runner” on the running team … Rest in Peace, the original # 5 Runner.
The dispatcher from Abel and other characters keep you informed of what is happening. In this dire situation, you have to rely on your friends. And then there’s the GPS option that activates the chase. Avoid zombies and conserve supplies. Complete the mission and return to Abel. You can now update your base. Zombies story app, Run! motivates you for a morning zombie run.
This mobile app is based on research highlighted in the books Reality in Doubt and The Power of the Gaming Approach to Life by Jane McGonigal. SuperBetter attempts to gamify our mental health by stimulating productivity and quitting bad habits.
This is mainly implemented in the form of “achievements”, which can be obtained for completing simple tasks like paying a cell phone bill. If you like quests, then this application will be a great motivator to achieve your personal goals.
What if, because of one missed day at the gym, you have to fight a fire-breathing dragon? Have you already lost your desire to skip the rocking chair? Habitica not only motivates you to complete your daily tasks and builds positive habits, but also visualizes them as a pixelated RPG game. However, not all so simple.
In this game, you will not be able to log out of your account, and then restore the characteristics of the pumped character. If you make a mistake in reality, your hero will begin to weaken. In Habitica, you can fight monsters together with friends. It will take a long time to grind in real life, but it’s worth it: the sight of a defeated villain cannot be compared with anything.
Just like in Habitica, here is an attempt to gamify everyday life in a cartoon RPG world. But unlike the previous game, where significant regression is possible, Epic Win focuses only on progress.
By completing tasks, you progress along the game quest map. Each new location contains more loot. With it, you can create a special “build” in the manner of classic RPGs, but with one difference: in Epic Win you create an imaginary version of yourself.
Put your phone away and focus on your tasks while planting trees in reality. We all know how much we want to pick up a smartphone. Forest nips this problem in the bud. Literally. Open the app and plant a seed. This will set a timer to perform a specific task.
As you work, the tree will begin to grow. But if you get distracted on Twitter, the plant dies. Plant as many trees as possible without distraction – you get a whole virtual forest. You can also spend in-game coins to help Trees for the Future plant real trees.
Yes exactly. Rabbit helping to learn. The app captures the charm of Neko Atsume and the practicality of an organizer. Study Bunny will help you focus on the important things while taking care of the cute furry.
Make a schedule: color it, sort it by name, and then set a timer. Pause it if you need a break. But if it drags on, then you will lose the coins that the rabbit needs so much. Buy treats and other nice things for customization. This app can be used not only for study but also for fitness, writing or any other task.
If you are a fan of ChilledCow, also known as Lofi Girl, we hasten to please you. Do you like to perform tasks for lofi streams? Well, Virtual Cottage has something interesting for you. Before us is a cozy isometric house with a background that changes depending on the time of day. But it’s not just a part of Lofi Girl’s virtual world: set a timer, set a goal, and immerse yourself in the lofi melody.
White noise options are available, as well as sliders for adjusting the sound. The game will create the mood for any task. You can set a break alarm. Songs from artists such as “In Love With A Ghost” are featured, and a to-do list helps you divide your work into small tasks. All in all, Virtual Cottage is a great productivity tool.