Windows Phone 7: What motivates you to knock things off your task list? Sure, “Progress toward accomplishments” is a valid answer. But maybe “Advancing to the next level and upgrading my character” might work better. Noborizaka offers that role-playing-game-like experience.
It’s a lot like the similarly RPG-inspired EpicWin for iPhone, only with the Windows Phone 7 aesthetic, and a different set of rules and parameters. You can “start” an action you’re undertaking to time it and remind yourself, as so often is needed, of just what, exactly, you’re supposed to be doing. When you accomplish things, you’re rewarded with experience points, and level-ups you can spread around to improve your character. It’s a novel way of motivating yourself to, you know, reply to long-overdue emails and buy that outlet cover you keep forgetting at the home hardware store.
Noborizaka is a free download for Windows Phone 7 devices.
Noborizaka [Henry Chong]