Category Archives: iPhone

Tiny Tower isn’t a Game

Tiny Tower isn’t a game you guys. IT ISN’T EVEN A GAME. Oh my god, what am I doing with my life?!

Developed by NimbleBit (those guys what brought you Pocket Frogs), Tiny Tower is an iOS “game” where–look, I’ll just let NimbleBit tell you:

“Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!”

NEATO! I don’t know what a bitizen is, but that sounds pretty cool, I guess. Fun, yeah? Fun. And look, it’s got this sweet pixelated art-style that’s bound to seduce every old-school gamer reading this right here. I’m sure this might even be attractive to some of you young hipster gamers who weren’t even alive when pixels were a thing we had to deal with. “Hey, remember Pixels?! We do too! Remember Sim Tower? Sorta? Just a little bit? Yeah, us too. Well, take everything you loved/sorta-remember about Sim Tower and put it on your phone!”

Now take everything out of it that makes it a game! Continue reading

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Phonemon!

The truth comes out when Adam and Nathan play with their phones while watching Pokemon cartoons.

Taking the Facebook out of the Farmville

I have a confession to make: I have started playing Farmville.

Welcome to the Farmville Player Protection Program

Still reading? Okay. I know I’m late to the social gaming party. I know that—your mom jokes aside—only your mom plays Farmville now. I guess I started because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I like videogames, so I thought I should at least experience it firsthand. I’ve been playing it fairly regularly for the past two weeks, and it’s pretty fun. It’s mostly mindless clicking, but like all great casual games, they’ve put in all the right tricks to keep you coming back for more.

But you see, here’s the thing: I had to tell you that I played Farmville. If you were (or are) my Facebook friend, you would have no idea that I grow candy corn from my Facebook profile. Whenever Farmville tries to get me to tell you that I’m doing that, which it does at almost every turn, I say no. I say cancel. I don’t hit share. Because, well, I don’t want everyone on Facebook to know that I play Farmville. And I don’t think I’m alone. It is for this reason that I propose that Farmville provide us the option to dump the Facebook. Continue reading