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The Code: Is "Social Gaming" A Misnomer?

Due to a design flaw—in this case, the flaw is with a game that cannot be paused—I am finally experiencing true relationship strife. And while this phenomenon may sound most familiar to those who play MMORPGS like World

Social Games and Race Tracks « FEM IRL

As a game designer , one of my jobs is to make sure that, in the case of multiplayer games, I create experiences that are “ socially sticky”, meaning people make connections with other people and that experience keeps them

Laralyn McWilliams: The problem with "best practices" in free-to-play …

This is the second edition of Casual Connect's “Evil Game Design Challenge,” in which noted developers from the free-to-play space are tasked with taking a beloved classic – in this case, Mojang's Minecraft – and exploiting it for as much revenue as possible. It's a rare shot of knowing fun into one of the most widely discussed issues in the …. At that point I said, 'Nope,' and I got out of social games. Q: It sounds almost like an unresolvable problem. You've been working

Logo Game review – Inside Social Games

In the case of logos which have distinctive text, the words have been removed and only the basic graphic design left behind. In the case of logos which are nothing but text … Aside from this “gift” function, social features are limited to inviting friends to play and comparing performance on a leaderboard — though the latter is more a reflection of how much players have played the game rather than any real measure of skill. The game also posts every single game event …

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Logo Game review – Inside Social Games

Experience Points: Subtlety in Solitaire Blitz

This is the case with Solitaire Blitz, one of the Facebook games I've been playing as part of my ongoing quest to improve my knowledge of the social games scene. … Labels: features, game design , social games …

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Experience Points: Subtlety in Solitaire Blitz

Adobe updates Flash Player and AIR, continues to expand support for

Meanwhile, GREE will be talking about how it developed Monpla Smash, the company's first mobile social game built with Flash. Although Adobe announced last November that it … Some developers are even using the new technology to go back and release popular Flash games for mobile platforms, as was the case with Amanita Design's Machinarium and State of Play's Lume (which you can watch the trailer for below). Adobe's penetration isn't dropping off, either.

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Zynga Japan Rolls Out 2nd Social Game With Original IP: Ayakashi …

Just like in the case of Montopia, Zynga Japan has taken their time to release a mobile social game that looks quite nice from a technical point of view. The game's design is significantly more “Japanese”/manga-esque this …

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Review – Leet Noobs – What Happens Before Game Design?

At maximum level, the idea of social capital and expertise becomes the most important for the player. Expertise, or in this case, “not being bad at the game ” augments social capital which is basically “networking and …

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Review – Leet Noobs – What Happens Before Game Design?

Shall We Play a Game

People are born with the desire to create and games help to get those creative juices flowing. Additionally, games are intrinsically social and that fact adds to the reasoning behind why it works so well in this case. Scientifically …

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Shall We Play a Game

Brazilian social gaming firm Vostu lays off staff | Cornish Hosting …

We are consolidating our game design and development at our new headquarters in Buenos Aires.” The company will continue to have offices in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vostu raised … The company made casual social games and that brought it into a clash with Zynga, which sued in June 2011, accusing Vostu of outright copying Zynga's games such as FarmVille. Vostu settled the case in December and made a monetary payment to Zynga. It also changed …

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