I wish I could say that I’ve made more progress in any other game except for inFamous 2 over this last week. Instead, I’ve found myself obsessed with a couple of casual games. Rather than playing Ocarina 3D over lunch, I’ve been playing Zuma’s Revenge on the Mac. I’ve played Zuma before, way back when it was a freebie on PopCap, and it was always one of those games that was fun but never captured me for long. It’s pretty much the same game now, but ugh, I can’t stop myself from play9ing when I have a few minutes to myself. I’m at the point where it has become frustratingly hard, so hopefully that will deter me from playing any more of it and focusing more on what I need to, like Ocarina 3D.
And that brings me to the other casual game that has sucked the life out of me: Tiny Tower. I have two friends who are obsessed with Tiny Tower, and they kept talking about it so much I decided to give it a chance. It’s free, so where’s the harm, right? The game itself is actually stupid. It’s not really that fun to play, but I can’t stop playing it. I can play it while my son is playing with his trains. I can play it while I eat. I can play it even WHILE I WORK, because that’s how little effort the game takes. I was even playing it while podcasting last week.
I need help.
I’m sadly typing this while I’m playing Tiny Tower. I just need to help a messenger find one of my tenants, restock the video rental store, and operate the elevator. If it would let me participate in my bitizens’ bitbook social media network, I would.
I have already given my tokens of gratitude to my friends for introducing me to this game. I need to stop talking to both of them, immediately.