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Pomodoro technique game !
We were trying to make pomodorium - podmoro rpg game not only to bring more fun to work,
but to give more motivation and help player to complete more work.
When making pomodro rpg game we were trying to maintain balance between
gameplay and having this game safe for work.
Current version of the game has minimal game-play but like any rpg game has:
- game character - with vital properties changing for every level.
- game items - armors , weapons, health potions ,etc.
- map - character has initial location and can travel from one city to another.
- turn -based battles
- character level-ups - After gaining certain amount of experience points character's
level will be changed and new vital points will be assigned to character.
- game currency - can be earned by completing 25-minutes working cycles.
are working on and avoid any interruptions.
During playing this game player trains to be completely concentrated
on task he/she is doing and this increases productivity dramatically.
Also we suggest that students will be interested in this game
because it has minimal rpg-like-game elements and gameplay.
complete post about Pomodorium.
and why Pomodorium can be good motivational game for students:
1.We were trying to make Pomodorium to add more fun to work, even if it's hard routine.
We were trying to make you feel like you are playing game and have a little more
fun and at the same time be focused on work you are doing and be productive.
2.Switching 25 minutes work cycles and 5 minutes break cycle give a chance to think over
all working process and rethink solutions and task you are working on.
3.Pomodorium encourages you to complete more 'work cycles' , all completed 'work cycles'
are converted into gold player can use in the game.
4.Players can post score results om score board and compete with other Pomdorium users.
5.We think Pomodorium could be used as motivational game in the workplace for employees
because it gives more motivation on work people are working.
6. Pomodorium is based on 'pomodoro technique' - well known and very popular time organizing technique.
This technique proved to be effective for many peoples and have a lot of enthusiasts.
7. Event if you are working on same repeatable routine work Pomodorium gives you variety in gameplay -
you can explore map, build character skills by leveling up character.
8. A lot of game time - you can play Pomodorium for weeks . There are about 43 'cities'
with different levels of monsters.Level is increasing when player moving through map.
Game character can be leveled up to 40 levels - each level increasing character's
ability to fight game monsters.
Numerous weapons and armors available in the game.Some items can be used
in battle to fight tough monsters.
9.Game is safe for work environment , main window looks like timer with couple
buttons and progress bars and can be minimized into small timer window.
10.Game is customisable and allows to change monsters and game avatars.
Pomodoro technique advantages:
1. Time management technique helps fight procrastination,
you can start working right after starting timer.
2. Increases focus , by complete focusing on task you will be able to complete task faster.
3. Breaks allows you to have a view of tasks you are working on
from different angels. When I take a break and relaxing during breaks
I usually get good ideas how to complete tasks more efficient.
Pomodoro technique disadvantages (only one I found):
Breaks can be a problem for people who likes to work in a 'flow',
so pomodoro technique timer will drag you out of the flow.
To solve this problem just simply ignore breaks and continue working.
Here is link on good pomodoro technique video I would recommend to watch.
And there is a game based on pomodoro technique - when you get gold for pomodori.
when you are trying to work on the task for 25 minutes with the timer on and without interruptions.
after that you have 5 minutes rest then 25 minutes work cycle starts over.
Usually it requires to have timer that rings after 25/5 minutes cycles.
There are a lot of pomodoro technique timers available,
this website dedicated to Pomodorium - pomodoro technique timer.
See installation/using instructions on right side of the page.
pomodoro technique helps to stay focused and organised and to be productive.
There is "3 weeks rule" which states if you want to make a habit, practicing something for 3 weeks, try to work with pomodoro technique for 3 weeks to make it permanent.
And try pomodorium - pomodoro technique timer to have more fun.
game based on it.
In this game player could get some 'credits' for every completed pomodori
and use it for 'buying' game-goods and level-ups.
Update : game has been developed and available for download and install here
It requires Adobe AIR to be installed.
After installation of Adobe Air, check if web-installing badge is available on left side of web page.
If you can see "Install button" you can install pomodorium directly from website.
If Installation page is not available you can simply download and run air file from here.
Best pomodoro technique timer and game.
Pomodorium is best pomdoro technique timer software because it helps you not only with counting time and pomodori it's doing also more important function - helps you with motivation through the game.As I saw pomodoro techniques beginners starting practicing pomodoro technique and still have a problem with motivation
therefore amount of pomodori done during a day slowly reducing until they give up.
Pomodorium is created to make practicing pomodoro technique more enjoyable and more fun.
but as many pomodoro technique enthusiasts I have problems with self motivation and I like computer games.This is why I created this Pomodorium - pomodoro technique game.
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