Build a wonderland while you sleep.
By Vivian Cao in Yunnan
What was the last thing you did before going to bed last night? Using your phone to check Facebook and Instagram posts? Are you interested in building a town on your phone when you are sleeping?
Sleep Town, a time management app, can help you build good sleeping habits and a virtual town at the same time.
In this app, you can set two alarms to remind you when to sleep and wake up. If you go to bed and get up according to the time you set, you will be rewarded a virtual house and bonus which can allow you to unlock different houses in a virtual shop. If you fail, your house will be destroyed in the game.
Users can invite friends to join them and build world-famous architectural masterpieces together, for example, the Mont Saint Michel, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, and so on.
Trey Huang, a 19-year-old student who has been using the app for eight months, says: “Friends can watch out for each other when building houses. You can build your house and your friend’s one at the same time.”
Huang thinks it is not easy to change his biological clock at first. “When the pandemic first started, my routines were disrupted. I slept in the morning and played what at night. My friend invited me to build world-famous architectural masterpieces with him by using Sleep Town. At first, I lost the game all the time. My town was full of ruins,” Huang says.
“My big town” in the app is where users can see all their well-built architectures and ruins.
“I can see many beautiful houses in ‘My big town.’ It motivates me to build more houses. Now my sleeping habit is back to normal after three months. I go to bed before 12:30 a.m. and get up at 8 a.m.,” Huang says.
“Gamify Your Life” is a slogan of Sleep Town’s developer, Seekrtech, a digital company from Taiwan. Their mission is to design easy games to help people develop healthy lifestyles.
Sleep Town ranks second as the most downloaded app of all paid games in the category of health and fitness in 2020 in China, according to Apple App Store data.
Edited by Lasley Lui