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Cow Clicker: Boiling Social Games Down to Their Essence (via thomeri)

An interesting article analyzing exactly what social games (for example, Facebook games) consist of, and what makes them successful.


Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world

(From the video description) By now, we're used to letting Facebook and Twitter capture our social lives on the web -- building a "social layer" on top of the real world. At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the "game layer," a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce.


Where'd Your Social Games Go? (via armenard)
Games are more popular now than ever.  To catch additional eyes, some developers are rethinking strategies for their platforms.


Service in the Age of Social Media: The Next Frontier for Gaming Companies (via armenard)

Although this link references unique challenges in the gaming industry today, I'd like to think we could broaden the scope of this article and take some notes on it. Games or not, we'll run into challenges throughout the development (and beyond) of our applications. This article should help get our minds thinking about what's important to us and the audience we're developing for.


Facebook’s Virtual Currency Push Hints at Micro-Payments Battle

It is projected that this year there will be $1.6 billion dollars spent on virtual goods online. Google, Apple, and Facebook are on the competition to be the market leader in virtual currency. Facebook credits is still leading the way, thanks to all the Zynga games. On the other hand, Apple bans iOS developers to accept facebook credits in favor of their in-house-built app payment method.

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