As a mother to an 8 month-old, I often find myself in situations where I can’t use my computer, but I need some kind of distraction to keep me busy, like when my little one falls asleep in my lap, and I don’t want to risk waking her up. So, I spend a lot of time on my phone. In addition to my usual parenting apps, I’ve tried multiple games, but so many seem to be regurgitations of the same worn-out ideas.
In college, I spent a lot of time playing Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games or MMORPGs. I avoid playing nowadays, because they take hours upon hours to get through and that just sucks
up time I should be spending writing and taking care of my home. But I really miss the strategies behind leveling up and waging battles. It’s a stress-release. Luckily, I’ve found a solution.
You know how those bite-sized versions of your favorite candy bars are supposed to give you the same great enjoyment, but in a smaller size? That’s what I Got Games’s Castle Clash is.
In Castle Clash, you build a fortress with a castle, walls, training camps, guild halls, and more. Then you train up professional
soldiers, build an infantry, and learn magic to use in the field. Many of the character types are generated randomly and require
unlocking, so the game isn’t quite the same for everyone. By leveling up characters and buildings, your army becomes stronger and you gain extra daily perks. You can also join a clan and take part in group events, like super bosses.
With your army, you can attack dungeons where you collect experience, coins,
mana, hero points, and shards, all of which are used to get better characters and upgrades. You can also attack other players to collect experience and steal their reserves. It gives you a nice variety in play.
One feature I really like is that some of the magic you’re able to use in battle is programmed to be used with your phone’s tilt features. So, tilting your phone left and right moves your attacks on the screen. For example, Windstorm sends multiple rotating tornadoes zooming across the battlefield. You can rock your phone gently and have them center on one group of buildings, or you can tilt your phone to one side and let them hit a whole line of buildings. So, I can be more aggressive or more strategic about my attacks.
Castle Clash is available on Android and iPhone/iPad. I personally use it on Android and find it to work great. I’ve never had any issues and I love that, when they do server upgrades during off-peak hours, they give players gems. I definitely recommend checking it out.
OH! And if you do, join my guild. Search “Monopodes” in the guildhall.