‘Pancake’ Is Your New Flapjack-Flipping Mobile Game Addiction
You will die. It may be today. It may be years from now. Flip some pancakes. Follow your dreams.
The latest in a steady stream of meaningless digital distractions from the specter of unavoidable mortality is Pancake, a non-winnable game about flipping flapjacks over and over and over. Pancake is free, like so many other easy-to-clone games in the long line of repetitive and deceptively difficult titles like Flappy Bird.
Gameplay goes like this: A pancake falls on your skillet, and you have to flip it as many times as you can before it falls off. Your life flashes before your eyes. You recall that this isn’t a task you’ve ever attempted in real life. You remember years wasted at diners. Poor dietary choices, poor life choices. Pop Tarts. Drowning debt.
The pancake rolls off the skillet.