Kixeye is a social game company that's making games for gamers who don't like social games. Known for titles like Desktop Defender, Backyard Monsters, and Battle Pirates, Kixeye is building a dedicated audience that monetizes their games at rates far exceeding Zynga's.
By Joe Osborne From games.com
When the leaves fall again, so will your (virtual) 20-sided die.Kixeye CEO Will Harbin told IndustryGamers that the San Francisco developer plans to release its mysterious role-playing game (RPG) on Facebook this September. During the characteristically frank interview, Harbin managed to reveal more details while ripping onZynga, Kabam and Google+ in the process.
"I think people are really going to be blown away when we launch our RPG in September. It's full 3D in Flash, so hyper-accessible, and it looks awesome in the early play builds we're looking at," Harbin revealed to IndustryGamers. "Our official concept is there's no buying energy to play, you just come in and play it. It looks and feels like a download game."
No buying energy to keep playing? That's music to the ears. Harbin said that the RPG is in development using Flash 11, the latest in the most commonly-used tech behind Facebook games. This will help the nameless RPG be as accessible to as many core gamers as possible. Harbin told recently that the same game will serve as a launchpad for a much larger-scale MMO (massively multiplayer online game) slated for 2013.
From imminent RPGs to racing games and beyond, Kixeye is dedicated to core browser gaming. "There are no good RPGs in browser, there are no good simulations in browser, there are no good adventure games, and I still think we have a ways to go to get the ultimate persistent RTS," Harbin said. "I think there's a ton of runway in browser if you know what you're doing."
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