Saturday, June 2, 2012

Make Friends with Words

Don't worry, I am not pulling you or talking about Spelling Bee contest :). Many of you must be familiar with the famous viral game of "Words with Friends".

Thanks to Zynga for adding social networking in games like Scrabble, Chess, Hangman and many more.

I was never a big fan of Scrabble, definitely not without a dictionary in hand but I used to play with my grandfather (mom's dad) during my summer vacations. He just loves it and till date plays amazingly smart. Just about an year ago, I downloaded this cute little free app on my iPhone called Words With Friends and started playing it. In just few days, I was playing with at least 20 people and was even giving a fight for money to some. Ah, I wish there were money and betting in this game too.

Well, the thing is, the game has a very intuitive interface, easy and quick to understand and get playing. You can easily get hooked up to it and trust me for a person like me who has built up insomnia problem, can keep himself or herself occupied round the clock. The game allows you to play with multiple people at the same time and at your own comfort and ease. You play your move and wait for your opponent to play. If you don't get bothered by push notifications, you can enable it so that when your opponents play, you get notified about your turn or just keep it disabled and play all your pending turns when you launch the app.

The most interesting thing about the game besides the game itself is the chatting feature. Just tap on top right corner button and yohoo, you can talk to the person you are playing with. It is such an amazing feature in games like this. It allows you to interact with your opponents and after few moves and chat messages, you not only get hooked to the game but to the person also. At least I got hooked to many across the world and now some of them are good friends too. Like this one lady from London, UK, who has been playing with me for last 8 months every day and we both are playing almost 2-3 games in parallel. We chat, discuss our day to day life, kids, work, weather, ups and downs, places, adventures, etc. etc. etc. and then if someday one of us doesn't make a move, the other person checks upon by sending a message if everything's alright or not.

Imagine, those old days (well not so old but now with technology so advanced, sounds like ancient) when people used to interact or chat using Yahoo messenger, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, etc. and how do they interact now, Whatsapp, Viber, Skype. Gone are those real ancient days when letters and telegrams were used. They definitely sound like things from Neanderthal era now. Technology is a very interesting dimension of Life, though it comes with its own issues too, yet it is amazing. You can be at places where you can probably be not physically, you can interact with people you can't see and you can learn about things you don't even have accessibility to and all this can be done with some fun added to it.

Making friends has never been so easy and simple as it has become now and all thanks goes to such interactive things integrated with social networking websites.

Make friends, life is too short to make enemies and play Words with Friends :)

PS: I am not marketing or selling the game. It needs no selling, it attracts people on its own. For people who don't have smart phones, not to worry, if you have Facebook, you have Words With Friends app there too.



ganbatte said...

amazing posts....

Poor In Java said...

Thanks ganbatte for reading through.

ganbatte said...

its my pleasure java....u know the art of giving words to your thoughts...

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