You may have heard about this Redditor who played a single game of Civilisation for 10 years – hopefully finding time to get out for the odd root beer. Here’s Edge on the subject. It’s fascinating stuff. After a decade of playing, the world’s a “hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.” Uh-oh. Somebody unlocked New Jersey.
Anyway, we thought we’d get in on the action, so we sold one of our unpaid interns an iPhone and sent him ten years back into the past, with nothing but Canabalt to keep him company. Canabalt, after all, is already a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.
We also told him that if he died – in the game, right? We’re not monsters – we’d go back in time and kill him for real. (Oh right. We are monsters.) Here are his reports. I absolutely promise I didn’t just make them up because I’m bored and I have a cold.
Canabalt, eh? Quite like this. It’s a bit like, oh, Jetpack Joyride?
Still running. Just passed a second spaceship.
Just passed a third spaceship. This game is raaaad.
Earned the secret shoot button.
My god, it’s full of doves.
What a milestone. If the Today program wants to get in contact, I’m willing to talk. Davis or Webb only, mind.
Unlocked a new jetpack!
[Sorry everyone - slow day.]