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Habit Puzzles – reward your wholesome residing with a gallery of jigsaw puzzles

Habit Puzzles (working title?)
Time to placed on my promotional hat and discuss a facet venture I’m nearly able to launch.

(Sorry the GIFs shrank–the UI textual content is my record of habits, separated into every day, longer interval, all the time lively, and to-do record).

It’s a behavior monitoring recreation impressed by Habitica, which actually helped me get wholesome years in the past, however I discover would not work anymore as a result of I’m not invested within the recreation mechanics. I need a gamified behavior/to-do record app, the place the sport is extra partaking to my private style, as a result of manmade factors and XP generally do not do the trick. I knew I might discover a behavior reward system extra compelling if it revealed unique content material, however that you could’t simply chop most enjoyable content material into tiny items which can be every a small reward. My household is ride-or-die for jigsaw puzzles, that are one thing you may have interaction in for brief quantities of time with out feeling disadvantaged should you do not end in a single sitting.

So anyway–you simply put your habits and duties into it, test them off while you’re accomplished, and earn jigsaw items to place collectively. This has been a very enjoyable technical problem and I’ve lastly obtained the core jigsaw puzzle options accomplished, the toughest of which was dealing with piece rotation in teams. It’s (nearly) all carried out in a customized Lisp I wrote on high of the Haxe programming language. The code of the sport itself can be open supply however I would not advocate digging via it but. All of my shameful secrets and techniques are in there.

My aim was to make a brand new strategy to inspire myself to do essential work, which I’ve identified all alongside is ironic, as a result of I labored on it heaps to procrastinate extra essential work.

Now that you could really remedy a puzzle in it, I really feel nearly able to put it on the market for a buck or so, in an Early Access stage. If individuals are , I can iterate and take it loads additional. I do not know the way massive a market there’s for this, however I do get some motivation out of it myself, so if nobody else cares I believe I’ll nonetheless really feel fairly good about it.



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