We Play A Game Based On The Chilean Miner Rescue. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, we play a news-related game that proves why it is we shouldn't have news-related games.
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Mindless Arcade Friday: Chilean Miner Rescue

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Today's Game: Los 33 by Chilean design firm Root33.

Unless you've been trapped underground (sorry), you heard about the 33 Chilean miners rescued this week. You may have even watched the rescue live on TV.  And you would have noticed that the rescue spanned an entire day and was punctuated by long spells of nothing-happening-ness. Well, here is a game that manages to remove all triumph and emotion from that day, leaving only the tedium.

But unlike me, the rescuers didn't get bored and stop rescuing. Thankfully.

Warning: Ian was only able to rescue six miners because the game gave him Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I only rescued three because it gave me Boredom Syndrome. How far did you get?

Recommended for people who like: really, really, really delayed gratification.