Facebook Games Weekly News Wrap-up: Oct 11 to Oct 16

Date: Oct 17 2010 10:17:45 Source: Views:
KeyWord: Facebook Games, Facebook, social games, social networking, Mafia Wars, Zynga, PlayFirst

Since Facebook created possibility for developers to make their own apps they have created really creative and funny games to users. And the popularity of the games on facebook is growing because of the huge number of users.

What news about Facebook games have been brought forth on BBGsite during the past week? Sort out your thought in this Facebook games weekly news wrap-up.

I. Five Things You Need to Know About Social Games

Social gaming (on Facebook and otherwise) played a major role in the conference(GDC), with a series of sessions devoted to the topic, which included a standout talk from FrontierVille creator Brian Reynolds, Playdom's Raph Koster and the first-ever Game Developer Choice Online Awards, where Social City was honored as the Best Social Network Game of the Year.

After sitting through a slew of panels, lectures, roundtables (and heated conversations at during a series of evening events), here's a list of five social gaming trends you can expect to see in the coming year.

1. Social gaming is not going away anytime soon
Everyone's buzzing about how FarmVille and the other top games have been losing players faster than a cat sheds its winter coat. And while that is largely true for the top 20 games on Facebook, newer games have still managed to attract players at a respectable rate. Two prime examples of this are Booyah's Nightclub City (a nightclub management sim game with music from real-life artists) and Casual Collective's Backyard Monsters (a tower defense game), and that trend is expected to continue into next year. So instead of Facebook gaming dying, it sounds more like it's changing. People are growing tired of the same old farm and pet games and are ready for the next big thing.

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