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Apple made an iPhone game just for Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett
Get ready to sling papers till your fingers hurt.
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Apple finally came out with its first new video game for iPhone since the App Store debuted in 2008, and it’s dedicated to the iPhone-maker’s largest shareholder, Warren Buffett. It’s called Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard, and it sounded like a joke at first.

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a cameo appearance at Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meeting this morning to reveal the new game. In Paper Wizard, players cruise around tossing newspapers at houses as an homage to Buffett, who worked a paper route as a kid to make money. Now he’s one of the richest men in the world (and with his own paper boi video game to boot).

Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard game

Cook and Buffet appeared in the funny video walking around a secret Apple lab while Buffet tried to come up with ideas for an app, according to CNN. 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, 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 Wizard is free to download from iTunes and won’t annoy you with 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 developer Wildlife Design to create Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard. However, copyright info on the App Store shows that Apple owns the game.


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