Early in 2013, Tyler started a Kickstarter to enable full-time development on some core features of HabitRPG (now known as Habitica).
The initial goal for funding was set to $25,000 USD. This was exceeded and, by the time the funding period had ended, a total of $41,191 USD had been pledged by 2,817 people. Thus, the community has played a key role in Habitica's development since its early stages.
How Can I Help?Edit
With the introduction of contributor tiers, equipment, and other rewards, the involvement of the community really took off. Community members contribute through creating pixel art, translating text, creating music and sound effects, writing blog posts to promote Habitica, editing the wiki, resolving bugs, implementing new features, and more. To learn more about contributing, read Contributing to Habitica.
- Main article: Community Guidelines
- Main article: Habitversary Party
Habitversary Party is a monthly challenge where players celebrate their annual Habitica membership-birthday by telling their success stories. These stories are then posted on the Habitversary Party blog.
Special Events in Habitica for seasons and holidays common in the USA have been celebrated beginning in 2013. As part of these special events, there are four seasonal Grand Galas every year: Winter Wonderland, Spring Fling, Summer Splash, and Fall Festival . These fun-filled events have involved a temporary change in costume for the NPCs, special items for players, introduction of new quests, limited edition seasonal gear, and other surprises. Sometimes, there will be a world boss fight to participate in.
The following subsections describe Habitica's special events, including the Grand Galas.
- Main article: Fall Festival
The first special event, 2013 Trick or Treat, evolved into the Fall Festival Grand Gala. During Fall Festivals, special clothing is released and NPCs dress up to celebrate. Food drops become candy drops for the festival and all users who log on during the event receive a rare jack-o-lantern pet.
- Main article: Turkey Day
To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, the NPCs dress up as pilgrims and cooked turkey can be found in the pixel art. Players celebrating their first Thanksgiving receive a rare Turkey pet, players celebrating their second Thanksgiving receive a rare Turkey mount, and players celebrating their third Thanksgiving receive a rare gilded Turkey pet.
- Main article: Winter Wonderland
Habitica Birthday BashEdit
- Main article: Habitica Birthday Bash
On 31 January each year, Habitica celebrates its birthday with party costumes, a special achievement, and limited edition food items.
Valentine's DayEditTo celebrate Valentine's Day, players can send a Valentine Card to their party members and earn the Adoring Friends achievement. On 2 February 2017, Valentine's-themed Cupid Hatching Potions were introduced. They are available around Valentine's Day.
- Main article: Spring Fling
Habitica celebrates Spring Fling, during which new sets of gear for each class and new quests are introduced, and new avatar customization options are added. In addition, the NPCs gain flowers around their art.
April Fools' DayEdit
- Main article: Summer Splash
For summer, special clothing and backgrounds are released and the NPCs dress up to celebrate.