I hate to admit it, but yes I am on Facebook too much and yes, I play Cityville. I don’t know why I play such a silly game as this, but I did just find out it is the biggest game on Facebook to date.
It gets me a little giddy knowing that Cityville is going to update their game depending upon what events are coming up. For example, when it is winter, you have snow in your city. You even have the option to buy and build a big Christmas Tree when it is nearing the season. At summer’s crest, the snow melts and you can buy surfboard shops.
But now, for a limited time only, you can also cash in your coins and get four items pertaining to the Royal Wedding: The British Flag, Waving Royal People, Royal Guard, and the Royal Palace Gate. Sadly, I only have the flag and gate.
What does this lead me to talk about on a tech, design and education blog? Beside the fact that the game is played on a computer, which is technology, it also reminds me of elementary school when many, if not most of the projects and themes revolved around events that were current. I assume the demographic the game is appealing to is one of younger children. However, I would presume to say they are tapping into the kids inside us who are also loving the retro-feel we are getting because we are being taken back to this theme idea.
In fact, if it wasn’t for Cityville I might not have been as excited as I was to workout and watch the live feed on my iPad via Youtube on the Royal Channel in T-minus 1hour and 30Mins.