Now you can lose even more productivity at work by playing Tattoo City! No seriously, I wish I was making this up. Some company has decided to create a Facebook game in which you customize your character, then manage and operate your very own tattoo studio.
The goal of the game is simple – create the biggest and best tattoo parlor in existence by tattooing your customers and earning money. The game requires more actual interaction on your part than other Facebook games, as you’ll earn money by taking “shifts,” which are active periods when your Tattoo Parlor is open.
Now if that doesn’t seem addictive enough for you, it looks like the game has additional mini-game, and all sorts of other things designed to make you keep playing. I’m sure there’s an option in there that will let you spend money on things to make your shop the best digital shop around. Don’t forget you’ll also have something else to flood your friend’s walls with, so you may want to cut back on some of your other game.
Now of course, it would be interesting to walk into a studio one day and see the staff all working away in the virtual studios, although come to think of it, I do know a couple of shop managers that probably will get a kick out of this game. It is interesting to think that a company put a lot of development time into a game that for the most part would only appeal to a very niche audience. Then again, after that story earlier in the week about the parents getting their children tattoos for going back to school, nothing should surprise me.
Just keep in mind, that if you do decide to play this game, you will be giving the company that owns it free access to all of your information, as well as any public information your friends may have that you have access to. There’s your obligatory paranoid non-endorsement of the game.
So, is anyone playing this? Is it enjoyable, or just another farmville clone?