WHY YOU’RE BETTER OFF BEING BORED
Beep-boop! HELLO HUMANS. We experience pleasure upon meeting you. Permit us to introduce ourselves.
What is CandyBot Games?
Ok, you caught us. We’re not really robots… we’re actually a teeny-tiny company with a passion for fun and a distaste for boredom. Wait — scratch that last part there — we actually THRIVE on boredom. We’ll get to that in a moment.
But first off, my name is Sam and I like Candy, Robots, and (above all) Games. What kinds of games, you ask? All of them.
VIDEO GAMES? yes.
BOARD GAMES? awesome.
SPORTS? count me in.
GAMES WHERE ALL YOU DO IS TALK TO EACH OTHER? absolutely.
Now, when I’m bored, my obsessive brain tends to start inventing games. And I mean games in all of those categories.
When I was a YOUNG, I’d make up card games to play against my parents, siblings, and cousins. They’d accuse me of changing the rules so that I could win, but I’d insist that they didn’t understand the rules right.
Now I’m a little foggy on the details so it’s hard to say who was right.
When I was in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL I started using spreadsheets with macros to program mathy games like Yahtzee.
And then at the beginning of MIDDLE SCHOOL, after months of research, I dove into programming games on the computer.
I WISH I HAD THE TOOLS WE HAVE TODAY
(Great, now I sound like a cranky loon)
But I realize that 2020 TECHNOLOGY makes things just as difficult as it does easy.
The reason being that boredom drove me to creativity. Sometimes I get worried because NOW we live in a time where the easiest way to cure boredom is with endless tv channels, countless social networks, and memes. Lots of memes.
Those things are great for many things, but they’re not a great cure for boredom.
In fact, most of what we do when we’re bored isn’t exciting itself.
WE CURE BOREDOM WITH MORE BOREDOM
We should be curing boredom with fun and innovation.
I’m not excluding myself in this. I have it just as bad as everyone else. But here at CandyBot Games, our goal is to create an environment where when people get bored, they turn toward creativity.
They turn toward each other.
So take a look around our factory here, and enjoy!
(I said love to prove I’m not a robot)