Reece M. Krantz ’16
Oh God, Why?
What horrible genius came up with this simple yet addicting Role Playing Game in the vain of “Cookie Clicker.”
“Candy Box” is a persistent game that starts off simple and intriguing, but evolves to be a fully fledged American Standard Code for Information Interchange, better known as ASCII, based RPG with in-depth mechanics of currency.
Your currency is actually candy accumulated over time.
Each second you spend on the site you gain one candy, and this accumulates to purchase more gear, or you could eat all of them to get a permanent health upgrade.
Play at the risk of your own sanity and morales, because you won’t be doing much of anything once you become invested.
The growing risk of deforestation is forever looming in the not-so-far off future, and while there may be no hope for the forests physically, they live on in the virtual space.
The main point of the game is merely mediative: You click to create trees then you can add certain modifiers to them, like leaves.
Creating a forest from a barren landscape is satisfying in a strange way. Once you complete your forest of design you can cruise through it, admiring your handiwork.
Simple and enjoyable, it makes for a great study break or for just wasting time as you conjure boundless forests.
One of the first revolutionary games of its time, “Zork” was considered one of the most in-depth and unique games and now there is an open-sourced free version.
“Zork” was originally written, and I say written literally, as it is a text adventure, in 1977 and became one of the first ever PC games.
In “Zork”, you are a nameless adventurer looking to explore the dungeon you are placed in for the search of wealth and loot.
All of your actions are inputted through what you type out. For example, “Hit Troll with Elvish sword.” By doing this you can add adjectives and verbs to your actions, like “quickly take.”
“Zork” is a timeless classic of a game and now that its free I strongly suggest you take a look. I won’t spoil anything more, you need to experience it for yourselves.
If you thought Candy Box was addictive just wait and see this.
Perspective is often the most missed aspect of life; one thing to me may be another to you.
Depending on life situations and background people react differently and it’s important to rationalize this.
For a healthy dose of perspective check out this site.
It represents the entire world population using colored figures associated with its respective country.
It’s awe inspiring when you see the proportion of those in Asia to those in the Americas, adding a new perspective to your views of population.
Not really useful, but is interesting in a very special way so take a look and see how insignificant you might be in the perspective of the entire Earth.