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About this app

Find SuperBetter on Republic, a platform that gives people the power to invest in a future they believe in.’

Everyone has heroic potential.

Join over 1 million people who have played SuperBetter to improve their resilience, mental health and social emotional learning.

SuperBetter builds resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of life’s challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.

SuperBetter was invented by world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal. Its unique methodology uses the psychology of game play to build life skills, overcome obstacles & achieve greater success in all areas of life.

We make the SuperBetter web & mobile apps available for free to anyone around the world.

►► Message from the SuperBetter team

We’re a small but mighty team working to amplify the impact of SuperBetter in the world. Our reality means prioritizing resources on an upcoming version of SuperBetter that will dramatically grow our impact. We do our best to maintain the Original SuperBetter as a free service, but the apps can sometimes be buggy. If you have issues on your device, try the website.

►► Exciting News from Davos

Based on a sneak peak of our upcoming plans, SuperBetter was named a winner of The World Economic Forum’s Youth Mental Health Challenge. In the future SuperBetter will be available for players of all ages, and we are excited to play a bigger role to help end the mental health crisis among youth & young adults.

►► Why play SuperBetter?

Here are some reasons people use SuperBetter:

- To adopt a new habit, learn or improve a skill, strengthen a relationship, make a physical or athletic breakthrough, complete a meaningful project, or pursue a lifelong dream.
- To beat depression, overcome anxiety, manage stress, cope with chronic pain, or heal from a concussion or other physical injury,
- To overcome a life challenge like dealing with a school setback, finding a new job, surviving divorce, or grieving a loss.
- To help others – teachers use the SuperBetter methodology to promote social-emotional learning, therapists refer the SuperBetter app to their patients.

►► What is the Power of Living Gamefully?

To Live Gamefully means bringing the same mindset and psychological strengths naturally displayed when playing games – such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination – to real life. It means having the courage and openness to try different strategies to discover what works best. It means collaborating with allies, and building up the resilience to tackle tougher and tougher challenges with greater and greater success.

►► SuperBetter is backed by science

SuperBetter is validated in published studies to build resilience, improve mental health, and support recovery.

In randomized controlled & clinical trials conducted at University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University playing SuperBetter is associated with improvements in resilience, mental health and social emotional skills. Published meta-analyses show its effectiveness for reducing anxiety & depression.

Find links to the studies at

►► Features

• Identify and go for epic wins
• Adopt a secret identity
• Recruit allies for support
• Choose Power Packs or design your own activities
• Activate power-ups, battle bad guys, and complete quests each day
• Build and track four types of resilience
• Join the SuperBetter Official Community Group

Find the SuperBetter terms & conditions and privacy policy here:

You are stronger than you know.
You are surrounded by potential allies.
You are the hero of your own story.
Updated on
Jul 22, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
6.47K reviews
Trevor Fielding
August 3, 2022
The app definitely needs more development, but has lots of potential. It's not the only life gamification app out there, but it's scientifically based, which is cool. What I like is it's not so much about tasks as it is about building resilience through self-care. I really like the future booster option (basically things to accomplish that you're looking forward to in the next couple weeks). I ended up deleting it however, for me it was more of a distraction than anything else.
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Titania Sky
August 12, 2022
I like the app a lot, it's nice to have a selection of small positive things to do that make me feel a little rush of accomplishment and also the ability to add my own power ups and quests. However, the app keeps crashing rn after the most recent update. Edit: Crashing seems to have ceased, but none of the hyperlinks in the app are working.
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Sarah J
June 13, 2022
A little awkward in structure, but cool idea for those who love games (not really me). Tasks are modest and well-chosen. Everything is bite-sized and the victory sounds are cute. That being said, I'm vastly aware while in the app that the points are, erm, kind of pointless. They don't appear to get me anywhere or give me anything to work towards. Overall, not a bad app but perhaps not for everyone, esp. if looking for big changes.
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What's new

Thank you for playing SuperBetter! This update includes bug fixes and performance improvements.