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Gamification Tools Review: Motivation RPG & The Email Game

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Motivation RPG

This is a motivation tool, as the name obviously indicates. It uses RPG elements to motivate you to do things that you might not want to do, such as have good posture or doing push ups. You gain xp for doing these activities, that is given to you at a 15 minute interval or whatever you choose. Every activity you complete is followed by a little text battle between you and your enemy. You might also gain some gold on top of the xp which can use to buy weapons, armour or spells.

All of this might sound cool, but this tool is more or less useless. It might be fun the first few hours, but after some time, dancing stupidly or making weird faces tend to get old. And the whole concept of buying armour and weapon is pointless, since you either win if you do the activity or lose if you do not, the equipment does not seem to have any effect at all.

The graphics are not something to write home about either. The whole game feels incomplete and not really thought through. The thing that annoyed me the most was the gif animation playing while waiting for the next activity.

I only tried this tool for a few hours over a few days, so there might be more to this site, but really did not feel like spending more time on it. It might be a motivation tool for you, try it out yourself

The Email Game

This is a small game can motivate you to read all those annoying emails. The game works by setting a timer on all your emails based on their length, so you might only have 30 seconds or 3 minutes to read and reply on a mail. In the end you are read on how well you did. If you have a lot of time left over after all your mails or you went over time many times.

The game has its drawbacks, mainly that it only works on Gmail. Many people have Gmail, but still the majority are still using Hotmail. The game is great for deleting all those annoying spam mails. I think that it was ment so the timer also was running while replying, but this was not working for me, so I had all the time in the world.

The game is a fun idea, but since check my email several times a day and my mail account is on Hotmail, so had to use my other account, that I never really use, so this is not really a tool for me. But if you are bad at reading your mails, then try out The Email Game

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