Sick Addiction To World War for the iPhone
Illustration by Bob Learned
I have a sick addiction to the iPhone game World War. It’s a simple text based game where you earn money to build weapons so you can kill others. It’s a real-time game, meaning that it never ends, when I go off to bed at night I know by the next morning I will have been attacked many times and will have lost millions of dollars.
It’s this sick fascination with this game that I don’t understand. I do understand that it’s not the flashiest game in town, there really isn’t much to do on it and all in all it’s a waist of time. But I can’t stop playing it. I see it similar to an ant farm. It serves no real purpose but once you start watching you can’t look away.
Within two weeks of starting this horrible addiction I have battled my way up to level 30 but quickly realized that I was being killed by everyone else in the game. I have stopped gaining levels and have started hording money so I can buy bigger toys.
I could ramble on and on about how I play this game and think to myself while I write it what a dork I’ve become. But anyone reading this post that has never fallen into the World War for the iPhone trap really wouldn’t get it or care, while the people the do play World War are only skimming it for my alliance code.
Well here it is, JSJTRW, and feel free to post your codes below. If for some reason your code doesn’t post, shoot me an email, my spam-blocker must have stopped you.