I can’t help but notice how closely it resembles Google’s ideas of a recently launched pinball game. Google introduced browser-based pinball games ahead of its I/O conference this year. Google said, “a great choice for building games driven by user interaction, such as puzzles and word games.” Twitter, are you stealing now?
The company’s intention to take a different way to deliver revised policies is a pretty appealing marketing strategy but miserably failed to make it to the finest. Elon Musk being the new CEO, the platform’s future appears to be dubious. Musk hasn’t said what he plans to do about Twitter privacy restrictions, but he does have other ideas. Let things settle down a bit. Until then, play Twitter Data Dash!
What is Twitter Data Dash Game?
It is a Pixel art platformer by Momo Pixel with four levels. You are walking your dog called Data and collecting bones avoiding obstructions along the way. The control tabs are forward, backward, and jumping. Whenever you complete, one of Twitter’s Security Feature details pops up. The clock is ticking from the moment you start playing. So there is also a link to tweet how long it took you to complete that level.
The game’s color combination is ocean blue, which matches the blue of the Twitter bird. The game is not particularly user-friendly, and the movement is clumsy. The good news is that you can try as many times as you want because you will not die if you touch your enemy—you will only blink for a second, and everything will return to normal!
How to Play Twitter Data Dash Game?
Have you played Mario? Expect Twitter Data Dash as a low-grade imposter of Mario. Twitter deserves credit for introducing something like this but forgot to do the homework on how much the gaming industry has developed nowadays. But, understandably, you don’t have to form a clan and battle to understand privacy policies- a 2D game would be a much better option.
Twitter Data Dash Game Guide
The Twitter Data Dash game gives a nostalgia of early 2000s games. When you click on ‘Start,’ you will have to choose a language to proceed. Click on start again, and you will get a welcome note to ‘Twitterverse!’
You can choose from avatars to play-Sky, Liem, Dee, and Meme Meow. The instruction is unclear when you are new to the game, but your perspective will improve with further playing. The key responsibility of the gamer for the first level is explained as “Data wants NO parts of the cat ads in your way. Dodge them and grab the bones to cross the bridge.‘
The controlling keys are limited and straightforward- You can go forward and backward or jump high. You will have no idea where the bone is or where you are supposed to go. All you have to do is roam around and find an escape.
The second level is waiting with a ‘sea of DMs,’ Finding the messages that are not spam will be your key responsibility. The third level is on how to turn on your location on Twitter. The last level concentrates on protecting your tweets from trolls and unwanted replies.
Is Data Dash worth a Hype?
If you are not worried about knowing what the bone you are collecting represents, Twitter Data Dash is worth trying, but only one try! As far as I was concerned, the concept was good, but it was not worth the hype.
Since reading the long list of privacy terms of an application can be dreadful, Twitter has done a great job introducing Twitter Data Dash. But the user experience of the game is throbbing on Twitter now.