Become A Virtual Billionaire Mining Bitcoins In “Bitcoin Billionaire”
With a few simple finger taps with your iOS device, you can become a billionaire (virtually,) by mining fake Bitcoins. Bitcoins is a new form of internet currency, which in the real world require a lot of work to obtain. But now you can simply mine your very own virtual online currency, but do go willy nilly and try buying real products. You are gathering FAKE currency!
When you begin Bitcoin Billionaire, you are greeted with being a nerdy Bitcoin miner behind an old computer languishing in a run-down and musty office. But with more time interacting with your iPhone, it’s not long before you become from a “geeky miner in a dingy office to a geeky miner who has there very own private island.” How does one achieve this aspirational lifestyle? Just one click at a time. This brilliant and oh so ever addicting game (you will be spending many waking hours playing) is from Noodlecake Studios (the creators of Super Stickman Golf) and FizzPow Games, is in how it maximizes the already addictive nature of click games.
So how Bitcoin Billionaire works is that it’s about mining fake bitcoins by tapping the screen rapidly to mine them. Then, those bitcoins are spent on investments which get increasingly ridiculous, going from comic books to hyperloops. As well, the miner tool can be upgraded to later levels, which mines more bitcoins per tap. And this all happens while the house the miner sits in gets more ornate and ridiculous, while they sit there tapping away at the keyboard, watching the bitcoins come in. There’s fake news that runs across the top of the screen parodying games and tech, and the silliness of you, mining bitcoins.
The clicker genre is fascinating to us, in part because it manages to distill what a game is down to a very simple set of circumstances: the challenge is literally how much you can click in order to get more of the game’s currency, which you then spend to make it faster. Most games are less blatant about this being their loops, but clickers wear it on their sleeve. They’re about satisfaction and yearning for more of it, and they don’t mask it in any way. Heck, Bitcoin Billionaire wears it on its sleeve, making its fake currency about mining (fake) bitcoins. Sadly, we probably won’t see a clicker game about mining a real cryptocurrency any time soon, at least on iOS. There was Super Doge on Google Play for a short while.
We think that the clicker genre requires a certain mindset to enjoy, the acceptance of the idea that a video game can be about the minimum requirements at all to be a ‘game’ in any way! But even then, I think I enjoy the absolute lack of barrier to entry. You can pick up Bitcoin Billionaire and play it right away. You can play it casually while watching TV, or read something on the internet while idly tapping, though the game rewards focused play through the random events and the boxes that drop in. As well, multitouch tapping is supported, so you can put some effort into getting those fake bitcoins. Perhaps it’s the utter lack of commitment that I enjoy so much that allows me to dive in completely. I feel just a bit confused by that, honestly. I know how stupid and shallow it is, but I can’t stop caring about it.