The art of the video game deals with simulation. Whether the game is simulating physics, or a certain event, people play them in order to experience something different than what they are used to, hopefully in a realistic sense.
Maybe its realism is what makes Soda Drinker Pro, a soda-drinking simulation game, such an intriguing title. Or maybe it’s the insanity of its incredible inanity.
Nobody is exactly sure what to think of it. Not even the creator. Not even me.
Regardless the half-decade old free game, created by Boston-area local Will Brierly, has become a sudden hit on the Internet, hitting 100,000 downloads in just 30 days. The reasoning behind this quick surge in popularity is a bit puzzling to some, but Brierly thinks that it is just a game people have been looking for since it simulates what people enjoy.