Video Game: Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans
is a combat strategy game developed by Supercell.
It's on iOS
Each player is given control of a city to build up as they please: defenses, walls, research, troop creation, etc. Once you've gotten enough mooks
, it's time to attack: you can fight in single-player dungeons or attack other players. You don't have full control over your army, though: you get to choose where in the defender's city they spawn, but after that they follow their own AI routines in choosing what to attack. This places an emphasis on defensive city-building, arranging your buildings in a way that exploits the AI and forces them into bad positions. This is perhaps best seen in the single-player campaign, where you fight against increasingly elaborate cities.
There is no real set goal besides "get stronger," though that hasn't stopped the game from becoming one of the highest-grossing games in the smartphone economy, competing with (and sometimes surpassing) the profits of Candy Crush Saga
The TV commercial can be seen here.
Clash of Clans contains examples of: