A CTO recently made a comment that some oddly high % of people above a particular salary range play N amount of video games a week. I thought it was interesting, as I couldn’t disprove it, ha! So, in effort to keep this page a little active, and not having the time to write out a well-thought-out technical tutorial, I decided to write about something fun, a video game I got into this week: Storm8′s World War ( picture on the left ). It’s a dice-based massively multi-player phone game for both Android and iPhone.
How it works?:
You pick your faction ( one of 5 global super powers ), each with their own benefits. You then complete missions, earn money, buy bigger and badder units, and compete with other players.
What’s fun about it?:
One thing I particularly enjoy about World War is that it’s simply addictive – there are few controls and few options, so I don’t really need to deeply involve myself in the game to have fun with it. I play here and there. I like this, because I’m so very busy these days – I haven’t really had time to join my buddies in the Starcraft 2 train, and I can only play my Wii in small dosages. So phone games that I can carry around and play here and there is quite fulfilling.
I’ve only been playing for about a week, but like many other multi-player phone games, World War continues while you are offline. So, it’s probably a good tip to build a lot of defense, so that other players don’t loot your cash flow while you’re gone! When it comes to attacking, the best thing you can do is have a couple friends join your alliance. The bigger your alliance, the more effective your attacks and defenses are. Ie, if you are in an alliance of 4 people, you typically almost always win against an enemey from an alliance of 2 ( though not always, just usually ).
Join my alliance!:
If anybody wants to join the game, post your alliance code in the comments or shoot me an email — I’ll invite you to my alliance!