Do you shop the App Store like a husky kid addicted to a Wonka Chocolate River? Are you the one person that all your friends turn to for app advice on what is badass and what needs avoiding like a leper? Then there is a game that will put your app skills to the ultimate investment test.

Angel’s Choice is part game and part app discovery tool. The game part plays out like a stock investment simulator, only the stocks are apps. You earn Angel Dollars (A$) that you can use to invest in apps on the App Store. As those apps climb the App Store ranking (this does not include popularity drops), so does your return on investment. Now you might have noticed how I said App Store there, that is because you are playing with virtual money on real apps. So imagine what your gamer rank would be if you had invested in Angry Birds before it blew up into the addictive plague it has become today.

There is more to this than just investing Angel Dollars into unknown apps though. You also earn Trust EXP as others invest in your chosen apps, thus making you a beacon of app knowledge. There are also missions, portfolios, and a rather impressive social aspect to this game. Not only can you play this on your phone, but also your successful and not so successful investments become broadcast for the world to see with leaderboards proudly displayed on the Angel’s Choice website. People can click on your name; see your portfolio, current game level, money, profitability, and Trust EXP without even needing an iDevice.

Why not have a bit of fun while you shop for new apps? This just might be one of the coolest ways to shop the app store to date. Check out the website right here, or get a good in-depth feel of how to play the game here. Either way, this app brings a completely new spin on shopping for portable addictions.

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