BEHIND THE SCENES: Habitica Roadtrip!

The “Behind The Scenes” series is a chance for us to give you a glimpse into the inner workings of HabitRPG, Inc., the company that makes Habitica. Every so often, we’ll treat you to some silly staff shenanigans or show you the work that goes into your favorite features. Enjoy!

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Introducing the real-world avatars of paglias, redphoenix, Lemoness, SabreCat, and Alys!

As some of you may know, there are Habiticans all over the world. Though our main offices are nestled in sunny Santa Monica and there is a steady stream of work chatter both online and off, it’s relatively rare for all of us to get together in person.

So a bunch of us recently decided to go on a roadtrip.

Vicky and Leslie eagerly waited at the airport for the arrival of Alice from Australia, Matteo from Italy, and Sabe from the Stoïkalm Steppes Wisconsin. The plan was to strike out for the California mountains and finally give this bunch of workaholics a chance to relax.

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Or not.

Still, although there was plenty of working (and some all-day meetings), we did check into the Inn and have some fun! See below for more photos of our frolicking.

 

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Pulling over to the side of the road for photos…
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…and for Pokemon! (Dratini not pictured.)
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At the Huntington Gardens, Leslie finds some cactus pets!
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We also spot a familiar friend…
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It wouldn’t be a Habitica roadtrip without our mascot, Melior!
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The Habiticans check off their “Exercise” Dailies with a hike near Big Bear Lake.
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An elusive SabreCat appears!
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We meet a mercenary at a RenFaire. Wonder if we should hire him to slay some bugs?

 

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Alys considers some office supplies…
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…but Vicky has other ideas about what we should buy.

All in all, it was a great trip, filled with s’mores and jokes and RPGs. And by the end, we had learned lots of fun new quirks about each other. For example, Alice will drop everything to chase after a cool new critter, and Sabe buys cute souvenirs for his wife at every opportunity. Matteo has been known to dance slightly when describing intriguing programming problems, and Vicky is constantly baking sourdough bread. Finally, Leslie likes her hamburgers completely plain, but will add spice to blog posts by asking “distressingly difficult questions” about the fun new quirks that we learned about each other. (Sorry, everyone.)

Until next time!

– The Habitica team 🙂

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13 thoughts on “BEHIND THE SCENES: Habitica Roadtrip!

  1. I’ve just recently stumbled upon Habitica and I love it! Definitely puts more reward in my life just throwing out the garbage or getting mail. LOL. If this isn’t the right place to write it, I’ll definitely edit and erase it but, it would be great if there was an “in-game” notification that someone in your party leveled up. I think it’ll bring more motivation to the party. Overall, you folks rock!

    Kenny

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  2. dancingcrane

    I love “behind the scenes” stuff, and this was so much fun! Please do more like this, we’d love to get to know you better! God bless!

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    1. S Leslie

      Glad you’re enjoying the app, and that you like the blog post, too. We’re very excited about this series — I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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  3. Looks like a blast!

    I hope you had tea at the Huntington. I live in England now, and I still think the fancy tea with the sandwiches and all is done best at Huntington.

    Have a road trip over here! Meet British admirers. See Stonehenge. Design a quest around it. Have big fun!

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    1. S Leslie

      I wish we’d had time for tea at the Huntington! I’ve had it in the past, and I agree that it is a lovely experience… although given the heat, I’m not sure anyone else was up for it ;p

      Fingers crossed that someday we can get to England!

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