I didn’t think I liked Doodle Jump, but I played it for hours over the weekend. Hours.

Doodle Jump

I'm going to die. I know it.

It started with a tweet. One of my friends posted their high score, so I responded with my high(er) score. They then beat that score and we went back and forth for a while until I got a 32K monster score that’s going to take some beating.

(Not that 32K is huge in the general scheme of things, but it’s a lot bigger than the scores we’d been getting before.)

I still don’t like tapping the screen to shoot, but you can mostly get away without doing that and playing for a long time has helped me realise how well-designed the random level generation actually is. It must take some skill to gradually make things harder without ever making it impossible.

I’m a convert.