The pandemic has pushed many people indoors, and for many people, this has meant more time watching TV or using the computer. Screen time is now an average of 7 hours per day, which has led to all-time highs of obesity, worsening health, anxiety, and depression.
There’s a global health crisis, and Forever Today is hoping to merge the world of gaming with fitness and health to combat this problem.
Forever builds Web3, social games for healthy habits
Forever’s first game was a steps competition between NYC and Miami: 20,000 people signed up in less than a month and took more than 500 million steps. This was a great initial effort for gamifying fitness and healthy lifestyles, but the company wanted to do more.
Therefore, Forever is launching a character-based game called Mebots. In a way, it works like Pokemon Go. It measures how many steps you walk, health data, and other actions in the physical world to determine information about digital avatar. The more you walk and stay healthy, the more your digital twin improves and changes in its appearance.
Me + Bot = Mebot is your digital twin, or bio-avatar, a term coined by our President Keith Comito as part of our work in decentralized science. It’s the first web3 character that becomes healthier as you exercise IRL. It’s an NFT fitness collectible that is made more unique and valuable with each step you take in real life.
Once you have your Gen-0 Mebot, you can earn heart tokens through walking and exercise. These tokens can then be used to create new baby Gen-1 Mebots. These baby bots then need to be cared for and raised to maturity like Pokemon or Tamagotchi pets. Once they become adults, their unique next-generation characteristics are revealed.
To encourage people to be more healthy, taking more steps than other players also increases the chance to create a more rare Gen-0 Mebot.
To be most successful in the game, players can partner up with other players and create mutual contracts. Working together in a contract boosts the points you earn. In this way, the game encourages social interaction and cooperation towards staying healthy.
Mebots is the first social fitness game on Web3, and Forever hopes to help players live healthier, happier lives and become their best selves.
Forever is also supporting Lifespan.io
Forever is also supporting the work of Lifespan.io by donating a portion of its proceeds to help our nonprofit continue to publish news and educational materials, fundraise for research, and do the many other things we do.