4 best gamification software solutions for gamifying absolutely anything

Gamification is one of the best ways to encourage desired behaviors among your team members – employees, volunteers, students or clients. There are many gamification software solutions available on the market today that can help you gamify anything from tasks at work to adventure challenges at leisure.

There are many apps out there that are built for gamifying specific things. For example, Nitro is an app meant for engaging corporate employees that use the Salesforce CRM. Duolingo is an app for making language learning fun and competitive.

But what if you need to gamify something else? Here are four apps that let you gamify.. Well, anything at all.

Zelos

Zelos lets you create a list of tasks for your team members, either as simple challenges or as scheduled shifts with a beginning and an end time.

You can assign points for each task completed or each hour worked, and display leaderboards for custom time periods. If you want to make sure that everyone has a chance to reach the top of the leaderboard, you can set up separate competitions for different groups.

You can also rename points according to what makes sense to your game – for example you could hand out cookies or tokens.

Zelos has a fully functional free package, and you can subscribe to paid packages to gain access to advanced features. For larger projects you can also request a custom app.

Tasks and shifts can be given point values
Leaderboards can be customised by groups and timeframes
Zelos point settings let you come up with custom names and default amounts

Gametize

Gametize lets you create an online game experience for anyone – projects can be public or private. You can group multiple challenges under a single topic, and hand out points and achievement badges for completing the required steps. You can also set up a reward shop where players can exchange their points for actual items.

The platform offers a wide selection of templates, so it’s easy to set up a game with their pre-filled content if you’re out of inspiration. The challenges on Gametize can also be completed multiple times, which is great for practicing recurring habits and routines.

Gametize lets you test the software with a 7-day trial. Their pricing starts from 100 USD / month, and multiple other packages are available with custom apps and enterprise support. 

Gametize challenges can be completed once, or on a recurring basis.
The task list for Gametize can easily be customised with images
Projects have a single leaderboard, and points can be exchanged in a reward shop.

Pointagram

Pointagram quests can be one-time or recurring, and they can have start and end times. You can also request players to fill in forms and quizzes for each quest. There are many built-in integrations including Zapier, so it’s easy to connect Pointagram to your existing software stack.

The leaderboards on Pointagram are very versatile, and can be set up to display both individual and collaborative progress. You can also set up a reward shop where players can exchange their points for actual items.

Pointagram pricing starts from 4 EUR / player, but you can also choose an unlimited monthly plan.

Pointagram quests can be one-time tasks, or recurring events.
The variety of leaderboards makes Pointagram great for many types of projects
Pointagram integrates with many types of business software, and also Zapier.

Loquiz

The strength of Loquiz is gamifying anything location-based. Tasks and challenges can be pinned on a map, and solved only in the vicinity of the pin. Players can answer questions or take photos to complete each challenge and earn points. 

While the game building interface is quite simple, it allows to build quite complex rules about in which order tasks should be completed, and create multiple paths for completing the game experience.

Loquiz starts with a two-week trial period, then offers options of 499 EUR / month, or an ongoing bill based on the number of active players.

Loquiz comes with a lot of ready content and questions that can be used in your own locations.
Placing tasks on the map is very simple, but the logic panel allows to build complex rules about the game path.
Players scan a QR code and then interact with the game through a mobile app.