Monday 19 March 2012

Addicted to BloonsTD4

I have become addicted to an app.  I never thought it would happen since I’m generally tech-challenged and have never gotten much into the gaming scene.  I’m horrible at video games and quickly lose patience with them.

But I have met my match in BloonsTD4.

For those who don’t know, it’s a tower defence game involving monkeys trying to pop balloons with darts.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Monkeys trying to pop balloons with darts.

And I love it.

It’s a puzzle game and that’s the only class of game that I generally enjoy.  I like the challenge of trying to maximize effect with minimum resources.  And I can play it on our iPod touch, which means I can play it while keeping an eye on the kids rather than having to be squirreled up with a computer somewhere.

It’s surprising to me how much I’ve ended up playing it.  I’m probably playing as much as an hour out of the day.  Which means it’s time to get some perspective and pull it back.  It may not seem like such a big deal but  I’ve worked really hard to minimize my TV watching to make sure I get writing time each day.  If that time ends up getting sucked into a computer game, it won’t help.

But I’m sure I can still find a little time to marshal my army of dart throwing monkeys to save the world from evil balloons.

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