Posts Tagged "Free Games"

Facebook’s New Strategic Approach

Facebook’s New Strategic Approach

Strategy games are hot in 2010, according to Inside Social Games. Citing Appdata numbers (which are the exact same numbers as those recorded by Facebook, unless we’re missing something), the most popular and fastest growing games appear to titles with a tactical bent. From Verdonia (3 million MAUs) to Nanostar Seige, Backyard Monsters and Evony, what can we say: Social network strategy games are hot! As for farming games? In the words of Bruno, ...

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What Happens When Social Games Die

What Happens When Social Games Die

In the past few weeks, Zynga has closed down Ponzi Inc. and now Roller Coaster Kingdom. Kyle Orland has written an interesting article for Games.com pondering the implications of the closure of such games and what shutting them down means for social games as a whole. The first point he makes is that the standards for what makes a profitable game on Facebook have skyrocketed, at least for companies like Zynga. Roller Coaster Kingdom and Ponzi have 1.2 million...

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Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

They said it couldn’t be done: Adventure games were ‘dead,’ no one cared about the franchise, license holder Vivendi Games got sold during development and, oh yeah, there was also the little matter of that pesky cease and desist order. Still, Phoenix Online Studios (POS) – a homebrew development outfit determined to breathe new life into the King’s Quest franchise, last seen quietly departing this mortal coil in 1998’s Mask of...

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Gaming’s Hottest New Trends

Gaming’s Hottest New Trends

Massive changes are currently afoot in the video game business, challenging our concept of how today’s leading PC and console titles operate, let alone the very definition of the term “interactive entertainment.” As a consequence, several exciting new frontiers are rapidly being pioneered across a myriad of devices from PCs to TVs, consoles, smartphones and tablet computers, making it one of the most exciting times ever to be an enthusiast. Been...

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Best Free Online Games Sites

Best Free Online Games Sites

Sometimes, we prefer to bring you pointed game industry insight and analysis. Others, a moment’s mindless relief in a world of buzzing Blackberries and shrieking significant others. Case in point: Our recent column on CNN.com highlighting today’s top sites for free online games. That’s right: Literally thousands of games in all genres from action and arcade to sports, racing, role-playing and adventure are playable immediately in your Web browser...

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