To kick off our inaugural post, let’s begin with a very competent, long lasting, addictive mobile game.
Mobile games have such huge potential to satisfy that base building creative urge all us Brainiacs feel. You can take them anywhere, immediately start playing, and have the play sessions fit around any activity you’re doing. You only have to load the app and play for a few seconds to collect your resources and you’ve accomplished enough for the next few hours.
But they also need to be able to hold up for extended play sessions. This is where the pedigree of Boom Beach’s developer, Supercell really comes into it. Creators of another little app you may have heard of, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach is up to the task of keeping you occupied for a good 20-30 minute play session.
Being one of the more popular apps on the app store also means there’s no shortage of strategy guides, clone apps, and bootleg lego minifigs. Bringing with it a large and active playerbase.
But how’s the base building?
The core gameplay revolves around building up a small military base on your own little tropical island. Taking place in an archipelago, you discover the Black Guard are invading neighboring islands and enslaving the inhabitants for…….well, because they’re evil I suppose. Continue reading →