Clay Jam Review
Posted by Tap This App
SAVE THE LAND OF CLAY JAM FROM THE FEARSOME BULLY BEASTS
Do you remember the days of FarmVille? Who doesn’t remember the days of FarmVille is a better question. Zynga was once a part of our everyday life, when Facebook had a much stronger hold on the lives of all of us, allowing this game company to monopolise the social network. They had every game going for the browser users and the requests came pouring in (I almost deactivated my Facebook until I found out you could block requests – the names of people I won’t mention), constant reminders to water my plants or join my friends in a word game or to stock my shop. These kind of games and requests catapulted Zynga into the stratosphere, making millionaires and investment into loads of other, similar, time consuming browser games. Thankfully, those days are behind us.
Here’s another one you might remember, Draw Something, yes, I thought so. A popular app by an independent developer team who just wanted it’s users to have a good time guessing each others drawings. For some it was a creative outlet, allowing them to showcase their artistic skills to their network of friends. For others it was proof that their ‘F’ in art was genuine. Draw Something was a smash, everybody had it, you couldn’t escape it! Not long passed until it grabbed the attention of the execs over at Zynga, they wanted it, they needed it after all. Their games were losing users daily and their presence in the social arena was becoming dimmer. Fast forward a couple of months and you guessed it, Zynga now owned the game. They added a few new features, people got bored and once again Zynga was on the way down again.
That was until they released this cute, original game. Clay Jam. The entire game is built of clay, every aspect from the buttons to the social connections are all made of the squidgy stuff we used to play with as kids!
The gameplay was basic, all you have to do was help a little clay ball get it’s home back. You did this by guiding it down a hill, destroying other clay badies, each one you squished made you bigger as their clay became part of you, the bigger you are, the badder the enemies you can kill. That simple. It’s safe for me to say that the rest of the game will be more enjoyable if you discover it yourself ;).
The app costs nothing and i don’t ever remember seeing it hit the top spot in the App Store.
Well done Zynga Inc. you have another treasure in your hands.
- Zynga announces closure of OMGPop.com, four OMGPop Facebook games (insidesocialgames.com)
- Zynga: OMGPOP has G2G – WTF? (chrismalla.wordpress.com)
- Zynga finally says it will shut down Draw Something developer OMGPOP that it bought for $180M (venturebeat.com)
- Electronic Arts Is Better Off Than Zynga When It Comes to Mobile Gaming (fool.com)
Posted on August 27, 2013, in Games, Reviews and tagged App Store, Apple, apps, Clay, Draw Something, Facebook, FarmVille, Games, iOS7, IPad, iPhone5, kids, Social network, Touchscreen, videogames, Word game, Zynga. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.