Before 2013 drew to an end, Supercell, the Finnish company who brought us Clash of Clans on iOS (my guilty pleasure) released a video of their official TV ad (http://j.mp/19p9pJf). I was so impressed with the whole package that it inspired me to want to expand on their game into a mini animated TV series.
Typically I don’t play “commercial” and “popular” games like Clash of Clans, although, I did start playing it in the early days before it was in the charts. I’ve never played Candy Crush Saga, well, I’ve downloaded it but didn’t fire it up. I see enough people playing it around me to feel like I have actually played it. To be honest I would rather play a match-3 game from the likes of Big Pixel Studios (Piyo Blocks). I was also never sucked in by Angry Birds. I had previously been playing a desktop browser based castle game with the same mechanics before Angry Birds flew onto the App Store and I felt Rovio brought nothing new to the mix for me to warrant playing it. After all, I was joyfully discovering great indie games by Foursaken Media at the time through APPZILLA, my iOS game review blog I had setup with my brother.
So where is all this rambling going? It’s my way of saying, I like and actively play Clash of Clans, even after a year on and I like the direction Supercell are headed.
Let us return to December 2013, with my creative juices now flowing from the burst of inspiration, I penned a draft (short) storyline for the aforementioned proposed animated series. I emailed Supercell on Christmas Eve and waited…
I’m still waiting but my enthusiasm hasn’t faltered. I will post the story here if I haven’t heard back from the Finns - best give them a few more weeks longer to go through all their thousands of emails.