Social networks come and go on a consistent basis. It’s become a fad this generation to get your thoughts across the board, or to do what I do: insult my girlfriend’s friends for entertainment. MySpace was the first of social networks to be introduced to the masses. With younger people flooding their pages with an insane amount of Flash code and more glitter than a Hunts Point stripper, the older crowd slowly migrated toward the more “mature” crowd of Facebook.
Now, these social networks are somewhat feeding the herd of visitors a nice dose of gaming by adding addictive games like Mafia Wars, FarmVille, Vampires, and Superhero City, etc., to which I am constantly being sent invites for and consistently denying (not a fan of farm games). There are Facebook apps all over the place permeating the Facebook network – some more appealing than others. But, one Facebook app that has caught my attention is EA’s Spore Islands.
We all know Spore – the game that takes the player through a robust evolution process with the most ludicrous, yet imaginative, species created by them. In Spore Islands, players can create a species, throw them on an island, watch them fight for territorial dominance, improve their stats through evolution, then move them to a friend’s island to attempt a hostile takeover a la Hitler. Sounds like an intriguing and entertainment process with regards to obliterating other folks’ species, eh? You know I’m going to be one of the assholes to do that (just a head’s up).
Spore Islands is free and can be checked out via EA’s Facebook page.