Little Alchemy is a simple, yet addictive computer app that was released in 2010. The premise behind Little Alchemy is to be able to make the entire world just from the four basic elements that you are given, — air, fire, earth, and water —by dragging and dropping these elements to make inane combinations so you can create over 500 objects.
Recently, playing Little Alchemy has become a big trend in the SLA community. With people playing in their free time or even in class, it sure has sparked a big craze over the student body.
For some students, Little Alchemy has been their favorite game for a long time. One of these students is Junior Ameer Johnson.
“I started playing Little Alchemy a few years ago, back in freshman year. I’ve had it on my computer for a while because I haven’t completed the game yet,” Johnson explained.
Many can say that Johnson is the reason why they started playing as well, including Junior Kimberly Gucciardi-Kreigh.
The game has also gained popularity among many friend groups, starting friendly competition between friends to see who can make a world first.
“It takes up some of my time because I play with my friends a lot, and we try to beat each other’s scores. If we’re ever really stuck, we give each other new combinations,” Gucciardi-Kreigh shares.
There are 580 items in total to make, so it’s pretty common for people to have creations that their friends haven’t even thought of.
Although Little Alchemy is fun and silly, it does tend to get difficult.
“I feel really engaged when I play Little Alchemy, but as you progress more and more and create around 400 things, it gets difficult. You run out of things to think about combining,” Gucciardi-Kreigh says.
However, some people like the challenging aspect of it.
“It’s mainly about experimenting and more importantly, having patience to experiment. It only gets difficult if you aren’t trying to come up with wacky combinations,” Johnson explains.
Little Alchemy has been so popular that it has forums dedicated to the game and it even has a sequel. Little Alchemy 2 starts off with the same four elements as the original game and even offers a tutorial. Players can now review their stats, receive hints in the game and search through all the items that you have.
In Little Alchemy 2 there are over 700 items to create, giving players more inane combinations to discover and explore.
“As soon as I beat the first game, I’m definitely going to play the second one,” Gucciardi-Kreigh says.
Although the sequel has more to offer, the original Little Alchemy will always hold a special place in the heart of some players.
“I’ll always go back to Little Alchemy as a way to pass time when I’m bored. My highest score is 125,” Johnson says.
Overall, Little Alchemy is a fun and enjoyable app. It allows people to test their creativity in a challenging way. If you want to check it out here https://littlealchemy.com/