It feels weird to admit this, but I've recently slogged my way into a deleterious trap...Facebook games! SongPop was my gateway drug. From there, I experimented with Family Feud and Words With Friends. I told myself that I could control this newfound addiction. Well, I was in denial. These habitual, unmitigated urges only intensified when I discovered Backyard Monsters. Do I really need to explain why I was drawn to this portentous time-waster? Hello! Monsters!!!!!
Originally, I was going to use this column to share goofy games that I find online. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I need preoccupying distractions like Backyard Monsters to achieve optimal procrastination. Without going into labyrinthine details, BM (eh, they should change the name) lets you build a base and a monster army to attack other bases. You have to pool resources to construct pebble shiners, goo factories, sniper towers, hatcheries, monster lockers, storage silos and a litany of similar buildings. If it sounds tragically geeky, that's because it's tragically geeky. But it's also fun!
PS-My favorite monster is Eye-ra, a cyclops blob. C'mon, that's rad!
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 10:43 PM