Social Arcade builds a game to dispel Ireland’s Garth Brooks frustrations

9 Jul 2014

A still from 'Croke Park Residents Simulator' by Social Arcade

Whether you’re a disappointed punter, a disgruntled resident or just an observer who’s sick of hearing about the Garth Brooks omnishambles, the ‘Croke Park Residents Simulator’ is a simple online game that will help cut through the tension.

Built by Social Arcade, the Garth Brooks game takes place on the grounds of Croke Park in Dublin, and the aim of the game is to stop as many concerts happening as possible by shooting down the Stetsoned crooner before he floats off screen.

Should you miss and let a Garth escape, you lose one of your three allowed injunctions. Let a fourth slip by and it’s game over.

I recommend you play with the sound on to fully benefit from the experience.

Social Arcade is readying the release of games on its platform, which was used to build the game. The simple drag-and-drop creation suite uses HTML5 to create branded content, such as apps, games and quizzes for phone, tablet and desktop.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.