Posts Tagged "Free Games"

Socal Games: Is There Hope for MySpace?

Socal Games: Is There Hope for MySpace?

Do you have a MySpace account? Better question: Did you have a MySpace account? Most users who haunted MySpace in their early teen years secretly hope that a selective computer virus will someday gnaw away every crumb of their old profile – the glittery .gifs, the pop music embeds, the angst over parental rules that are “sooooo unfair.” Once upon a time, MySpace was an ideal venue for young teens who needed a small corner of the Web in which to store...

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The Problem With Core Games on Facebook

The Problem With Core Games on Facebook

Can social games for Facebook attract a more hardcore or traditional video gaming audience? Zynga probably won’t test that idea by turning FarmVille into a first-person shooter (don’t let us discourage you from launching a letter-writing campaign), but an Argentine social game company called MetroGames is ready to try wooing core gamers to Facebook. Its first effort is Auto Hustle, a game that is heavily inspired by the original Grand Theft Auto, to put...

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How to Make a Hit Free-to-Play Game

How to Make a Hit Free-to-Play Game

Free-to-play online games are capable of attracting a huge audience. No surprise there; after all, they’re free games. How can you mess up a pitch like that? Alas, it’s not hard. The success of free-to-play games makes for a pretty crowded marketplace. So how can a developer give their project a needed boost? The team behind Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO), Bigpoint, has a few ideas. After all, Bigpoint recently pointed out that BSGO recently passed...

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Top 10 Tips for Online Games, MMO Safety

Top 10 Tips for Online Games, MMO Safety

At first glance, the Internet’s online virtual world seems like a vast, untamed frontier. That’s not a bad comparison. The ‘net is a wondrous and hugely useful tool for learning and entertainment, including playing games, but it can also be a pretty rough place for kids to dwell if they don’t stay within certain boundaries. Simply forbidding your child to go online is not an option either: The Internet is an extremely important reservoir of...

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Top 10 Virtual Online Worlds for Kids

Top 10 Virtual Online Worlds for Kids

The free-to-play PC game market is tremendous, and the majority of the free online games available are virtual worlds that are tailored for children. It’s great that kids have options, but which of the available massively multiplayer online (MMO) games manage to dish out the most fun while providing a safe environment in which youngsters can interact and make friends? Here are ten popular online worlds that any kid would love making his or her own. (Note that...

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