Like any other popular games in Android and iOS, I’ve only known about Doodle God: Planet when it arrived on the Windows Phone market. Quite one of my disappointments (see Top 10 Struggles of a Windows Phone User), however, the introduction of the game to the Microsoft community in fact a remarkable relief . 🙂 This is one big step for Joy Bits, the producers of the game.
Doodle God is a game of alchemy — creation of things by mixing different compatible elements. It kind of reminds me of the Eastern tradition of material compositions. If you are familiar with Chinese metaphysics, we are living in a world of dualities (hot vs. cold, bad vs. good, light vs. darkness). Each one of us (living or non-living) is composed of the combinations and without balance of these elements something must be wrong. For a person, he/she could be sick or ill because of such imbalance.
To give another illustration, Nickelodeon’s Avatar Series actually gives you a glimpse of the whole concept of the game. The world is given by the balance of the four elements: Fire, water, Air, and earth. The Western counterpart of which would be the ancient Greek, Empedocles’ philosophy of the vortex — an enterprise that says that “things are made up of fire, water, air, and earth which will meet in an infinitesimal point which is love.”
Yeah, the same notion too was applied by the environmentalist cartoon, Captain Planet. Actually, almost all the fantasy stories follow the same pattern shown in the entertainment industry in pop culture from movies, anime, cartoons, card games, Pokemon series, comics, and other things that expands a child’s creative and imaginative potentials.
So much with the intellectual jargon, Doodle God is ultimately creating a world out of your own imagination. Out follows a logic where two things are united to create a brand new thing. By doing so, you can feel like a chemist, a biologist, a geneticist, an engineer, a politician, and a moralist on the same time.
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