ONYA - The Wellbeing Game: How to Use Gamification to Promote Wellbeing

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The Wellbeing Game uses game design elements to promote wellbeing. Players document their daily activities in the game and categorize them to one or more of five wellbeing-related factors. The users join teams and can create team events to work together and improve their wellbeing status. The present study aims to review the application and the theoretical base of 'TheWellbeing Game', to adapt it to the German context, and to evaluate its health effects in different settings. Additional aims are to analyze the current state of research regarding the links between health, wellbeing, and gamification and to identify crucial game design elements that have to be implemented in the application in order to address the needs of competence, autonomy, and social relatedness according to the self-determination theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number58
Issue number2
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 12.02.2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: The project is funded by the Federal Centre for Health Education within the German Federal Ministry of Health.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 by the authors.

    Research areas

  • Health sciences - E-health, Gamification, Health, Mental health, self-determination theory, Wellbeing, Wellbeing game