Epic Win - turning your daily tasks into an RPG

Epic Win characters

Currently my life revolves around a never-ending to-do list, and sometimes I write them down…sometimes not.  Most of the time, it’s all in my head. Most of the time, I don’t get them all done because I forget.

I gave this Epic Win app a try at organizing my life a little bit better and making sure things are done in a timely manner.  Epic Win is pretty much a productivity app that turns your daily tasks into an RPG.  Completion of your “quests” are rewarded with loot, experience points, and leveling up.

In short, you begin by choosing a character (I chose Yolanda Heartbreak) that has 5 attributes you can raise: strength, stamina, intellect, social, and spirit.  Then you create your “quest”(task) and for each quest, decide how “epic” this completed quest will be by adjusting the “Epicness” gauge from 50 points all the way up to 300 points in increments of 50.  Obviously everything you do could be an epic 300 points… Anyway, select how epic you think cooking dinner would be, and among the 5 attributes your character has, select which one of those you would like the points to go to once you complete your quest.  There is also a “progress” tab where you could see how far your character has “traveled” and how much farther she/he will need to go to collect the big loot! And let me tell you there is a lot of loot you could collect.  When you level up, it likes to make a huge deal about it too…all over your iPod screen.

Creating your quest

The Progress

Level Up

I used this app for two weeks and while it did allow me to remember everything, I did get bored pretty quickly.  It was interesting to see what my loot was which obviously tempted me to “cheat” and make every quest worth 300 points… but in the end it wasn't enough for me to continue to use this.  It was fun at first, considering that the minds behind Epic Win is Little Big Planet’s visual designer, but I couldn't get hooked. In the end having my “Color Note” android app was sufficient for me to get the job done. 

3 out of 5
Helpful, but I can "cheat" and that's ruins the fun of it.