BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Achvr, the “gamified” social platform that enables users to discover, track and share their first time experiences, today announced its launch into public beta after raising $1.25 million in seed funding from private angel investors. With Achvr, users discover and set goals, such as learning to play the guitar or climbing Mount Everest, and earn points for achieving those goals.
The Acvhr platform, available online and through an iPhone app, works by applying familiar game mechanics to fifteen categories of life, including arts & culture, food & drink, sports and travel. Users’ real life goals and experiences are paired with the motivational aspects of gaming and social influence to inspire them to try new things. Through social connections, users can share, collaborate and even compete with friends to achieve their goals.
“We were inspired by the idea of gamifying every aspect of life,” said Ryan Traeger, founder of Achvr. “By building game mechanics on top of existing social networks, we’re finding new ways to motivate people to live happier lives.”
“First time experiences are seared into our psyches with a vividness and clarity that doesn’t fade over time,” said Drew Watson, CMO and co-founder of Achvr. “With Achvr, we hope to help people create long lasting memories and live more fulfilling lives.”
In celebration of the public beta release, the Achvr team will be tackling 72 achievements in 72 hours from October 11 - 14, in its hometown of Boston. Click here to check out the full schedule of events, kicking off with a Harpoon Brewery tour on Friday afternoon and concluding with a pig roast on Monday at Citizen Public House. RSVPs are being taken through Eventbrite, here. Follow the #72in72 hashtag on Twitter to track the team throughout the weekend.
Founded in 2012, Boston-based Achvr helps people live more fulfilled lives by achieving first time experiences. A gamified website and iPhone app, Achvr is the place to discover, track and share all the amazing things you want to do, and keep score of all the great stuff you have already done. For more information and to start achieving your goals today, visit www.achvr.co.