In honor of the release of Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time, we return to our gaming basics series and talk about all the details of mobile gaming. We discuss the many game genres that can be found on your smart phone or tablet, where and when you can find both of us mobile gaming, and some suggestions about mobile games you shouldn’t miss, including a recommendation from our editor, Ryan, to play Zombie Gunship. You’ll also hear me talk about my mobile gaming nemesis, Gusty McDivot from Fairway Solitaire.
We also WRaP about what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing this week. (Hint: My iPad battery has died everyday from playing this new release.) What mobile games catch and keep your attention? Do you have a hard time putting your phone or tablet down sometimes? Share your mobile gaming experiences in the comments.
Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.