They may take our social lives but they will never take away our cooooonnnnneees!
Sometimes tourists have a bit of a skewed idea of what Glasgow is like – there’s way less haggis hunting, kilt-wearing or ‘och aye the noo’-ing that they’d maybe expect.
But one thing that that really rings true is our love of cones – specifically, knocking grand old Duke Of Wellington down a peg or two by ensuring he always has a jaunty orange one placed lovingly on top his head.
The famous statue of the outside the Gallery Of Modern Art simply doesn’t look right without it – and what was once a joke has now become the symbol of the city.
Now some hilarious geniuses have made a whole game in tribute to our love of cones – and our fair city itself.
The Cone Game lets players roam around Glasgow and try throw a cone on top of some of the city’s most popular spots, from the Finnieston Crane to the Armadillo, and even leave a note for their pals.
The game went down a storm on Reddit and Twitter with fans sharing how grateful they were for the opportunity to be outside and explore Glasgow during lockdown.
One said “Feels good to be back in Glasgow” – and we couldn’t agree more!
Creator Matthew Aitchison from Dark Room Games told Glasgow Live: “We were inspired by cones that show up randomly around cities. We always thought it would be funny to let players be the ones that placed these cones in an online game, so other players could ask “how did that get there?”.
“Naturally we themed the game around the Duke of Wellington statue, and from there we adapted Glasgow itself.”
The game took two weeks to develop, and Matthew and his team are hoping to push it even further.
He said: “Since the game went live, we’ve had over 2000 cones placed in the three days its been active.
“But overall people seem to just be having conversations which had been very interesting to look through!”
Ok, that’s our afternoon on the sofa sorted then…
You can find out more and download the game here.
News from Glasgow Live