Posts Tagged "Online Games"

Best Free Online Games: Action, RPG, Classic

Best Free Online Games: Action, RPG, Classic

There was a time when playing free games online required you to wade through pounds of text in a multi-user dungeon (MUD) or else involved clicking aimlessly on a virtual pet for hours. But over the past few years, the free-to-play online game market has blossomed into a huge industry, with several offerings that are as detailed and complex as some of the full-price console games available at retail. With so many free games up for grabs, it can be difficult to...

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Top 5 Social Games: Racing, Simulation, Kids, Family

Top 5 Social Games: Racing, Simulation, Kids, Family

There are hundreds of free social games available on the internet, and they span a multitude of genres, which makes finding a place to start a bit intimidating. The second half of our guide to the best social games will help you get a handle on games for Facebook and other social networks by listing the best available entries in the Racing/Sports genre, the Simulation genre, and the Family/Kids genre. TOP 5 CAR/RACING/SPORTS SOCIAL GAMES Car Town — If you...

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5 Best Social Games: Action, Adventure, Classic

5 Best Social Games: Action, Adventure, Classic

Social games are fecund animals: they’re everywhere, they’re readily available, they’re generally free to play, and they would love your company. However, despite persistent rumors to the contrary, not all social games are created equal. There are hundreds of entries in dozens of categories, including Adventure, Arcade, Simulation, Strategy, Racing, Family, Board Games, and more. Interested in getting into social games, but have no idea where to...

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5 Lessons Developers Can Learn from Zynga’s Success

5 Lessons Developers Can Learn from Zynga’s Success

Nobody really needs the aid of statistics to convince themselves of the popularity of social gaming, but Raptr, a social network dedicated to gamers of all kinds, went ahead and published a breakdown of how much playtime social games get next to more traditional fare. The verdict? Zynga’s “-Ville” games (FarmVille, PetVille, CityVille, FrontierVille) see far more playing time than social gaming’s remaining Top Ten put together. In fact,...

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Social Games: The Past, Present, and Future

Social Games: The Past, Present, and Future

The concept of “social games” is not a brand new idea that came tumbling in with Facebook. Rather, the term social game references communication, which is at the very core of most of the games humanity has played since the beginning of time. In other words, a social game is a game that involves socialization of any kind, and that includes card games, board games, dice games, video games and more. But our modern usage of the term almost exclusively...

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