Archive for February 3rd, 2014

A charming diversion: Dumb Ways to Die app offers a pleasant reminder of ways to stay alive

February 3, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
Feb. 3, 2014

I’ve been recovering from a cold, and a few days ago, I was desperate for a new mindless distraction. This being 2014, I did what any au courant individual seeking diversion does: I turned to my smartphone.

I opened up the app store, tapped on the icon for the most-downloaded pograms, and started scrolling horizontally through the free apps. I was in search of a fun, simple game.

The first one that jumped out at me was called Unroll Me. I played with it for a few minutes but found it a bit too challenging. I deleted it and went in search of more fun.

That’s when I stumbled upon Dumb Ways to Die, a May 2013 release out of Australia. I downloaded it and found this digital gewgaw to be utterly charming.

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