Game Up Alarm Clock wakes you up by having you solve simple puzzles
Many of us have a history of waking up, turning off our alarm, and then falling back to sleep. Even though some of us still get up in time for work, we still lose that precious time that we meant to have the night before. An iOS app called Game Up Alarm Clock tries to remedy the situation by having you complete a simple game like tic-tac-toe to turn the alarm off.
The idea of Game Up Alarm Clock isn’t to just annoying you by forcing you to complete a task to turn off the alarm either, by completing a simple game of tic-tac-toe against the computer you’re immediately stimulating your brain in the morning. There is also another game called Yank It, which has four levers to pull down and the computer will tell you which lever to pull after a few second pause between each one, once you’ve pulled enough levers the alarm shuts off.
I really think that the developers are on to something here, think about waking up when you have something to do first thing in the morning vs when you wake up – say on a weekend when you have nothing planned. Your body wakes up much faster when you have something to do, because your mind is stimulated by the thought of needed to accomplish a task. Although, this app could have been so much more if they were to add more brain tickling puzzles, but at its current level, it only offers the two games. Hopefully we’ll see some updates to the app that can provide more challenging puzzles to help further stimulate the mind into waking up fresh and alert.
Aside from the unique approach on replacing the snooze button with puzzles, Game Up Alarm Clock has all the other features you would normally get from an Alarm App. It allows you to pick a song to play as your alarm clock, it will show you the weather forecast, it has a beautiful interface, and it offers easy controls using simple gestures. The app requires iOS 6.0 or later and can be purchases on the Apple App Store for $0.99.
If you’re struggling to get out of bed with your current alarm, or just want to spice up the way you wake up in the morning, then definitely check out Game Up Alarm Clock.