2010-07-28

Farmville for car nuts: Car town

I was able to resist the temptation of playing most games on Facebook, including the Mafia Wars, Farmville, and Vampires. I succumbed briefly to vDream Racing, but got bored after two or three weeks.

I thought I was done with social games.

Not so fast.

Autoblog article got me intrigued enough to try it out, and I am hooked!

The premise of the game is that you run a car shop, work on cars, and build experience doing that. You also earn money that way and can spend it on expanding your shop, buying new equipments like car lifts, and of course parts for your own cars. As you earn experience points, you reach specific levels in the game, which allow you to hire more workers and earn points faster.

And of course you can race against friends. The races are actually dependent on your skill and your reaction times, not just what the computer thinks of your car.

For my taste, this game is much more fun than that silly vDream Racing or FarmVille. Even though it's exactly like FarmVille when you look at it.

I am surprised that nobody thought of this sooner, and it was all farms and fisheries, and restaurants and mobs till Car Town came along.