Elon Musk was obsessed with ‘The Battle of Polytopia’ mobile game, reveals his recent biography

Elon used to teach CEO lessons to his brother through the game

In 2021, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk got obsessed with the mobile strategy game The Battle of Polytopia. The business magnet delayed meetings with Tesla managers in Berlin because of his addiction to the game. Most surprisingly, the level of his addiction was so severe that the SpaceX boss had to fight with Claire Elise Boucher aka Grimes who is the mother of Elon’s three children.

Two notable events come up in the recently published biography of Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s biography by American author Walter Isaacson was published yesterday and several notable events were mentioned by the person himself. As per the book, former Tesla chairman Musk became obsessed with The Battle of Polytopia in 2021.

The book noted two events connected to the game where Musk’s addiction shows how much influenced he was by it. He delayed a meeting with Tesla managers in his Berlin factory during a visit to the city. Moreover, he had to join a fight with Grimes.

The Battle of Polytopia featuring Elon Musk
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Elon Musk had several co-players in The Battle of Polytopia including his brother Kimbal, and Shivon Zilis who is a a Neuralink director and had twins with the SpaceX boss. Elon started playing the game to increase the bond with his brother. He said it would teach me how to be a CEO like he was. We called them Polytopia Life Lessons,” said Kimbal. Elon also taught his brother Kimbal some life lessons from the game, reports BusinessInsider.

The Battle of Polytopia is a strategy title from Midjiwan AB and launched in 2016

Elon has been known for his affection for games for a long time. The man has a long history with games and he’s also an avid gamer. Young Elon once worked at a gaming start-up named “Rocket Science“. Titles like Deus Ex, Fallout, and BioShock are on the list of his favorite games.

Elon Musk portrait photo
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Swedish indie developer Midjiwan AB’s popular 4X strategy game The Battle of Polytopia was launched in 2016. The game won the 8th annual “Lovie Awards” in 2018 from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). With simple strategic gameplay and pixelated graphics, the game won the hearts of millions of strategy lovers. The Battle of Polytopia surpassed the milestone of 14 million times installed by players worldwide. The game is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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