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Gamification is the use of game principles, design elements, and mechanics to make something that isn't a game more appealing and engaging. In Habitica's case, the game mechanics are inspired mainly by role playing games.

Gamification leverages people's natural desires for socializing, learning, mastery, competition, achievement, status, self-expression, altruism, or closure. These are applied in Habitica in the following ways:

  • Learning: By allowing players to learn concepts when they complete tasks
  • Mastery: By allowing players to earn rewards for positive behaviors such as XP, HP, and gold
  • Competition: By giving players the opportunity to battle bosses by doing quests and to compete with each other in challenges
  • Status: By providing a visual display of the players' accomplishments on user profiles
  • Altruism: By giving players the chance to contribute or give back to the community through donating, subscribing, or contributing

Gamifying Your Lists has examples that can help you further gamify Habitica by renaming your tasks to make them more heroic and fun.

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