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Fun Friday: Slither.io

It’s Friday, it’s time to talk something a little less serious and a little more fun!

Enter… Slither.io

Slither.io, which I’m not sure is pronounced Slither-eye-oh or Slither-ee-oh, is a great pickup game to kill a few minutes, play with your kids, or break the ice on a remote team lunch.

The concept is simple and very much like some old school snake. You control a little snake and try to collect orbs on the map. The twist is that it’s online and multiplayer!

As your snake moves around collecting orbs he grows bigger and bigger however you start very small. This means that players who have already been playing or started before you are much bigger. Much, MUCH bigger!

Players have to watch out for the other snakes because running in to one of them means game over, but you’ve got a couple of tools to use to your advantage.

You can zoom across the screen with some quickness at the expense of the size of your snake. This allows you to cut off other players and force them to crash into you. Another strategy is using the size of your snake to circle around a smaller snake and forcing him to be trapped.

When you eliminate another player like this, they drop an enormous amount of orbs for you snake to scoop up and grow even bigger!

A great part of Slither.io is that it’s completely free and accessible from any device with an internet connection. This makes it incredibly easy to pickup and run with it. It’s perfect for those remote work lunches when you need a solid ice breaker and a couple of good laughs!

Most play sessions will only last a couple of minutes making it easy to play any time, any where.

My kids love to fire up the game, pick a ridiculous looking skin for their snake, and then scream when the bigger snakes coming sneaking up!

My only knock towards the game is that you can experience a delay from time-to-time. This can make it difficult and an annoyance when you’ve built an enormous snake and then a bit of lag causes you to lose.

Overall I give Slither.io a 7/10 with a fantastic pickup and play rating!

Check it out and see what you think at http://slither.io/

Fun Friday’s Among Us

Not everything has to be so serious all the time, so today I’m doing a brief review of something a little more fun that the whole family can jump into over the weekend. Today we’re going to take a look at the wholesome, family oriented, gather round the fireplace fun game, Among Us.

Among Us currently has almost 2.5 million downloads on the Google Play Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars! It’s also available on the Apple App Store and Steam with just as great of reviews on these platforms. So what makes Among Us so great? Let’s dive in and take a look!

Among Us is all about working together online with a group of friends to prep a space ship for take off. You’ll play as one of the little astronauts tasked with running around the space ship and completing simple puzzles to prepare the ship for take off. The only problem is that one of your crew mates is an Imposter

The Imposter’s only goal is to sabotage the ships take off and murder it’s crew members…

Think of it as Clue in space but not so boring.

Each game starts by joining a lobby and waiting for enough other players to join to start the match. A level is selected and all players start in the same room. At the start of the match each player is notified, in secret, if they are an astronaut or an Imposter. It’s up to everyone on the team to work together, watch each other’s backs, and get their ship ready for take off before the Imposter(s) can ruin it all.

As players move around the ship completing tasks like fixing up wires or setting buggy computer programs straight the Imposters are taking secret tunnels, cutting power to light systems, and taking other crew members out (and I don’t mean to dinner).

While astronauts are fixing up their spaceship, they may discover a KIA team member and can call an emergency meeting to discuss who the imposter might be. During this brief meeting (I’m talking like 2 minutes to try and get your shit together) team members try to discuss and determine who the Imposter is. The meeting concludes with a vote and the team member with the most votes is ejected from the spaceship. Vote wrong and you may just kill off one of your best buddies…

Among us is a great way to spend some time with family and friends. With it’s easy to pick up and understand rules, interesting mini-games, and savage ‘trust no one‘ experience it’s a solid addition to any Friday night fun. If you get a chance to download it drop me a message and we’ll go a few rounds to see whose the better Imposter!