Gaming applications seem to be the new Eldorado for a lot of promising start-ups. With Foursquare, you can be the mayor of places you visit in real life. MyTown is another application which allows you to mix physical and digit
al worlds. Soon, another web application will explore a new facet of gaming: EpicWin.
The game allows users to transform their to-do list and chores into a social game. Picking up dry cleaning, sending an e-mail, remembering your girlfriend’s birthday, buying bread … your daily life is full of boring tasks.
With EpicWIn, you will enjoy your to-do list.
Concretely, EpicWin is a mobile application that puts gaming back into users' lives. According to their website, “it’s a streamlined to-do list, to note down all your everyday tasks, but with a role-playing spin.”
When users complete theirs tasks in the real world, they win badges. Moreover, they can increase the attributes of their avatar who could become for example the “CEO of Pain” or the “Mistress of Task Domination."
EpicWin is made by Rexbox, who were responsible for the visual design of LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3. EpicWin is an interesting new example of a gaming application with a social networking aspect (users can share with their friends on Facebook and Twitter each time they win a new item).
The application isn’t available yet, but is set to launch first on the iPhone and then on Android. There is no official release date or price, but it appears that this new app will hit the market next month. A perfect time, as our summer vacations come to an end.