The rot of Candy Crush and the rest of Wordle
Why do they make it so hard for us to do what we actually want to? Simple online games are considered to be a way for adults to "swipe the stress away". But, ever since Anne Helen Petersen downloaded Candy Crush in a haze of physical and mental exhaustion, she has played it (and hated it) every night. In this instalment of Culture Study, Anne reflects on the addictive games that exploit our burnout, and reveals what makes Wordle unique enough to buck that trend.
From Anne Helen Petersen