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. 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.
Canabalt helped create a genre that pretty much dominates the App Store, from Jetpack Joyride to Robot Unicorn Attack. Some of the games that Canabalt has inspired are great, of course, but I always find myself returning to the original. Here’s why.