But in a good way, of course!
That was my impression last time I looked, anyhow.
What I saw up there now impressed me. There’s a lot of great quality stuff out there – it’s well worth checking out yourself – but the one that caught my eye is, unashamedly, a waste of time. SimAquarium is a virtual fishtank that runs in a small window on your desktop. No surprises there, then. What’s so impressive is that it’s just so well done. There’s loads of fish to grow and breed, scenery, lighting and the rest. There’s no goal as such, but it’s generally taken that you’ve ‘made it’ when you’ve got a dolphin in your tank. I kid you not. It’s more than that though; it’s a brilliant resource management game where there’s a real trick to getting cash through sales of your fish to get newer stock and scenery.
You can even take snapshots of your fishtank to show off your prize collection. Here’s my fairly new tank:
It’s fun and surprisingly relaxing to keep the tank on top of all the other windows in the bottom right of the screen, watching the fish’s movements and occassionally breaking up fights. Pirhana’s don’t like company
Don’t say I didn’t warn you though!