By NICKY CHAMP
I confess: I’m a junkie.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill substance problem, no, no, no; this is an iPhone game addiction of epic proportions.
I just want to preface my next admission by saying I’m not the type of person that usually dabbles in iPhone gaming. Apart from brief flirtations with Words With Friends and Draw Something, I’ve never understood the fascination of games like Fruit Ninja… that is, until now.
Hi, my name is Nicky, I’m 34 and I’m addicted to Candy Crush Saga.
Go ahead and judge, I don’t even know who I am anymore.
If you haven’t played it (do NOT download it, I repeat do NOT go there) think of it as a cross between Tetris and the board game Candyland with the pulling power of crack cocaine.
It’s the most popular app on Facebook (with more than 35 million likes) and the highest-grossing app in the Apple and Google app stores. It had over ten million downloads in December 2012 alone.
The basic premise of the game is to match up the delicious sweet, sweet candy and break up frozen jelly encasings along with other various obstacles in order to move on to the next level…to… um… do it some more… I know, I know, I’m aware of how this sounds, but trust me it’s really fun.