My life is a game…

So my husband and I recently bought a home… our first home! It was very emotional and exciting… and a little nerve-wracking! Not only do we now have a mortgage that get to worry about, we also actually have to fix everything that is wrong, instead of just calling up our not-so-friendly ex-landlord. But I would say that overall, the positives thus far greatly outweigh the negatives and every small challenge has somehow become an exciting hurdle that we hold hands and jump over together.

In thinking about this blog post, I was wondering how I could tie my recent purchase into casual games. Of course, there are some obvious tie-ins- Home Sweet Home comes to mind initially. But the more obvious one to me was Nanny Mania, which seemed very apropos. In Nanny Mania, you run around, taking care of children, their parents and well, essentially you run the entire house. That is how I feel lately. Although, I guess in my case, I am my own nanny, running after my dogs, my husband and the never-ending mess. Sad!

In performing this exercise of comparing my life to games, I came across a surprising conclusion. I mean, I never felt that I was much of a “gamer”. When I started working for a casual games company, I really didn’t expect that I would become a “gamer”. In a lot of ways, I have and in other ways I haven’t. I have found some games that I absolutely adore (Dream Chronicles anyone?) and others that drive me mad with frustration. But overall, as I get older and get more responsibilities in my life, both professionally and personally, I find that the games we create not only provide a treasured sense of escape from the daily mundane but sometimes, scarily, I can really relate to the people, stories and gameplay. Am I turning into a game character or are these developers dissecting my life and turning my life into a game?!

Regardless of the answer, I thought it was an interesting exercise. So I turn the question back to you- What game best represents your life at the moment? This should be interesting!

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10 Comments

  1. Posted November 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    i will have to say “DREAM CHRONICLES” i L_O_V_E_ That game its the “BOMB” AND THE “BEST”

  2. Yukigaru
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    mmmm…. don’t know… is there any game about young man like training aikido and learning english?

  3. Yukigaru
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    anyway… my congratulations!

  4. Diann
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    can anyone tell me if the very last game in Mah Jong II can be won? I have tried for the last 2 weeks to win this last game and I am about ready to give up. Thanks for your help

  5. shrimpbackgnome
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Felicidades on the new house. I remember one time when I wanted to try to be in a video game. Not as a character but be in a video game so I could move the video game pieces by myself. My favorite video game are dress up games and I asked Dallas (hes my boy) to hook up our computer to my warming cap and an old train regulator and plug it in. When I woke up I was surrounded by characters all dressed up and I smelled pie. My boy Dallas was their and I thought I was in the video games because their were people dressed in fancy outfits surrounding me. I tried to move the pants off of one of the people (he had a moustache and looked Italian but that is ok) and move it to another person but he yelled and grabbed my hand and said “shes awake!!” real loud. My boy Dallas came over and said I got electorcuted in my brain and I had to go the clinic for MRE test in my brain. Sorry for the long story but I am ok now.

  6. chris
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    hello this is my first ever writing so its an honor cause did’t realize that i’ve been a member of iwin since my mommy’ b-day last year thats just crazy.haha i’ve had my share of trials with other game sites and those are a thing of the past since i found iwin i keep telling my wife that there’s so many games that i’m addicted to that don’t wana leave my computer and it’s hard for me to wana share.even got my hermit father in law out of his room to come play your games and the other 3 kids.sorry for just ramblin but i guess 1 word can sum it up awesome keep up the great work also about the voting thing yes i did vote but in my daze that no matter who goes there we all gona get hosed somehow somewhere and way haha thanks and have a great day

  7. Posted February 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

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  8. Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Long time lurker, thought I would say hello! I really dont post much but thanks for the good times I have here. Love this place..

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