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Exclusive: The Future Of Social Games Through The Eyes Of Frogdice
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If you own a smartphone or frequent Facebook, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re a gamer. While you might not consider yourself one of the hardcore gamers that spend more than 30 hours a week saving a kingdom or …

Mobile Or Web? Facebook Doesn’t Care As Long As They’re Part Of It Mobile Or Web? Facebook Doesn’t Care As Long As They’re Part Of It

Facebook has always had a powerful Web presence and they’re slowly, but surely, making their way into the mobile space. What about the developers who want to make their app connect with Facebook in some way, but not sure which …

Zynga Digs Deep For Its Next Facebook Game

Despite a sluggish stock, Zynga is still toiling away on new games hoping to catch their next big break. They pushed Zynga Slots to mobile last week which will probably do really well. Their next Facebook game, however, is a …

Facebook Games Can Still Have Success Stories Facebook Games Can Still Have Success Stories

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom lately about Facebook games. Zynga’s stocks plummeted after a report saw that players were moving from Facebook to mobile. Facebook is having none of it, however, as they highlight a success story …

Google+ Loses Two Major Game Developers

There’s been a recent trend that found people leaving Facebook for mobile when it comes to gaming. Facebook has been working to improve its mobile presence with things like App Center so it’s only a matter of time before they’ll …

Zynga Shares Hit All-Time Low Zynga Shares Hit All-Time Low
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Zynga has not had the best of performance the past few weeks on the stock market after the Facebook IPO opened to disaster and an investigation from the SEC and Congress. It looked like it was maybe getting better for …

Zynga Seems Happy With Its Acquisition Of OMGPOP

If you think Facebook has had it tough over the past week, you should look at Zynga. The social games developer saw its share price plummet after a weak Facebook IPO. That wasn’t the beginning of their troubles, however, as …

Facebook Paid Apps: Will It Have An Effect On The Social App Economy? Facebook Paid Apps: Will It Have An Effect On The Social App Economy?

You may recall yesterday’s announcement of the Facebook App Center. For lack of a better definition, it is essentially Facebook’s own app store. The only real difference is that it will cater to mobile apps that are integrated with Facebook’s …

Google+ Games Need To Take Advantage Of The Platform’s Strengths

It’s pretty much a given these days that games are by far the most popular application on Facebook. The social gaming boom has been enormous and everybody wants a piece of the pie. Google saw that and started getting developers …

The Avengers Facebook Game Gets Movie Tie-In
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Social games are a driving force behind why Facebook has become the giant that it is. The amount of profit that they can make is enormous. Marvel decided to dip it’s toes into the business and try to make some …

HTML5 Game Development Tips From Gamzee HTML5 Game Development Tips From Gamzee

If Mozilla and Google are to be believed, HTML5 is the future of game development on the Web. While I still think that Flash is here to stay for at least a few more years, the arguments for HTML5 are …

Facebook Wants Players To Become Payers Facebook Wants Players To Become Payers

It’s already been proven that people spend a lot of money on Facebook games. Heck, 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from players buying stuff in Zynga’s games. There are still quite a few people who don’t want to pay …

Facebook Made Quite A Splash At GDC Facebook Made Quite A Splash At GDC

It would be absurd just a few years ago to think that Facebook would be a major player at GDC, let alone the games industry. It makes it all the more surprising that not only were they at GDC, but …

New Onimusha Game In The Works
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Capcom announced a new Onimusha game last week and fans are probably not going to like it very much. Onimusha was a series of games made by Capcom in the early 2000s that took Resident Evil gameplay and put it …

Zynga Platform Gets Three Big Allies

We reported last week on Zynga launching a new social gaming platform appropriately titled the Zynga Platform. At the time, they only had a few small partners who would be bringing their games to the newly christened social games portal. …

Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing

While Zynga’s games may look simplistic, there’s a lot of power and technology behind their games. Zynga detailed the evolution of their zCloud servers that host all of their games yesterday. It’s a fascinating look at the technology behind the …

Facebook Social Games Breakdown [Infographic] Facebook Social Games Breakdown [Infographic]

Social gaming like Words With Friends, FarmVille and Mafia Wars is big business. An infographic released by Prism Online Casino explores Facebook social games, particularly the reasons why each are so popular. Among the observations are that people are into …

Brazilian Developer Vostu Lays Off Staff After Zynga Lawsuit

Zynga has been accused of being a copycat, but there are copycats of Zynga as well. Zynga doesn’t take too kindly to being copied. TechCruch is reporting that Brazilian social games developer, Vostu, has laid off a portion of its …

Zynga Sued Over Patent Infringement By Small Tech Company
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Zynga is being taken to court, but not over their games – it’s over patents. Personalized Media Communications filed a patent suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Zynga. They claim that the social …

One Brave Developer Puts Android First

It’s a tough market out there for social and mobile games, even tougher for Android-based games. One developer is aiming to bypass that and make Android development profitable. TechCrunch is reporting that Bionic Panda Games, a new Android-focused game developer, …

Google+ Lets Users Disable Comments and Lock Posts Before Sharing

Google has started rolling out a new feature for Google+ that lets you disable comments and lock posts before sharing them to the stream. “One of my favorite parts about Google+ is how circles help me control who I share …