Let’s face it. The mobile gaming market has very much changed the way in which we can experience new and exciting gaming experiences from the convenience of our very own handheld smartphones, tablets and now even smartwatches and other cool wearables.
It’s opened the door for developers to not only run free with their imaginations, but also giving both them and their game creations the opportunity to hit a wider reaching global audience.
Apple’s iOS store is absolutely filled to the brim with games. There is pretty much something for everyone no matter if you’re into multiplayer war games, fun cartoony platformers, endless 3D running games or even frustratingly addictive puzzlers.
With smartphones and the like becoming more and more powerful with the release of each flagship device, games have become richer, more detailed and more expansive than ever. And for shows and brands such as The Simpsons it’s been the ideal platform to create new games on.
The Simpsons has already spawned itself a number of gaming spin-offs over the years appearing on most major consoles, PC games, and even popular jackpot slots and other themed games found at sites like Europalace
Back in 2012 Fox and EA teamed up to release their new freemium mobile gaming effort ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ and since then the game has managed to grow and grow and is the perfect way to kill a little time whenever you may be travelling back and forward from work, or even just looking for a fun little distraction.
The game itself works similarly like other popular simulation games such as The Sims, however the real-life aspects are replaced with familiar yellow-faced characters in their hometown of Springfield.
Based on the long-running animated TV series this spin-off game
finds our hero Homer Simpson typically distracted at work which ends up causing a meltdown at the nuclear power plant which ultimately leads to the complete destruction of Springfield.
And in a post-apocalyptic setting it’s down to the player to rebuild Springfield and recreate popular settings, landmarks and buildings in and around the town and unlock the whole Simpson clan along with hundreds and hundreds of popular (and not so popular) characters from the show.
The game itself used the freemium business model to drive revenue, meaning that the game itself is free to download and play for the life of the game. However if you want to move things along a little quicker or buy up more premium-like assets within the game you have the opportunity to purchase donuts which you can exchange for other content that can’t be directly unlocked during standard play.
With endless tasks and monthly events relating around particular episodes of the show, both old and new, there is a rich and unending source of storylines and ever-changing tasks and content often relating to particular holidays and seasonal highlights which helps keep the player continuously entertained