Apple has finally come out with its first new video game for iPhone since the App Store debuted in 2008 and its dedicated to the iPhone-maker’s largest shareholder, Warren Buffett.
Tim Cook made a cameo appearance at Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder this morning to reveal the new game. The game, called Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard, sounded like a joke at first. Players cruise around tossing newspapers at houses as an homage to Buffett who had a paper route as a kid to make money. Now he’s one of the richest men in the world with his own paperboi video game to boot.
According to CNN Cook and Buffet appeared in the funny video walking around a secret Apple lab while Buffet trying to come up with ideas for an app. At one point the mega investor even suggested Apple build a Time Machine where he tells the kid version of himself to buy Apple stock. Eventually, Tim Cook tosses out the idea to make a game all about throwing newspapers.
Think you can toss a newspaper like the legendary Warren Buffett? Test your paper-flinging skills as you make your way from the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, all the way to Cupertino, California. Avoid vehicles and birds as you deliver papers to buildings near and far. Will anyone collect enough Warren Bucks to dethrone the Paper Wizard? Probably not.
Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard7 is free to download and doesn’t have in-app purchases. It features two distinct worlds of Omaha and Cupertino. Each world increases in difficulty as you advance, presenting you with unique obstacles to overcome.
Apple commissioned Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard to be made by Wildlife Design, but the copyright info on the App Store shows that it is owned by Apple.