Unlike many of the people I work with, I like simple video games. I don’t need epic story-lines and award-winning graphics. I don’t need booming soundtracks and epic boss-battles. I just need something to occupy my time in short bursts. I also need someone around to compete against—either head to head, or in a level by level basis.
To that end, I play games like Words with Friends (and I am sure I have written about it–I have. I have linked the text.). I am not sure my family enjoys playing with me, but they manage to keep their trash-talking to a bare minimum.
So Yesterday, I discovered Happy Glass. It has all the things I listed above. It’s a cute problem-solving game that has multiple levels that get harder. I enjoy it because it requires problem solving skills and a fair amount of experimentation. Because it has levels, I can compete against friends and family.
After a hundred levels, things started to get harder. I and a friend found ourselves stuck on the same level for what seemed like an eternity. Then, with a little bit of strategy and a staggering amount of good luck, I completed the level first. Though they are only bragging rights, they are all mine. Perfect Moments come from anywhere.