Showing posts with label Social Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Games. Show all posts

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sony's LittleBigPlanet

Sony's LittleBigPlanet is the manifested embodiment of a perfect dream world. This is how they are trying to pitch this game available on PS3 or PSP. To play the game you would need to create a little sack person who will be your avatar and you can then join the game and go through multiple levels. Each week three options are shared on their FB page and users click and vote and the options that gets the most votes will be included in the game. This way Sony has ensured that their game also becomes social.

The game itself is like a joyride with users going through multiple levels and various surprises being flung at them. There are also a lot of things to collect on the way like clothes for sackboy, stickers, creative tools and lots of rewards. Kind of like Alice In Wonderland, once you complete the story mode you can then head out and play levels that have been created by players.

You can master the game and then work on your own creations and draw inspiration from the story mode. Now you can also share you creation with the rest of the world. Yes, you can share your levels and levels created by you on your favorite social sites, inviting others to join the fun.

Visit the Sony Facebook page here.
Visit the Game Guide website for LittleBigPlanet2 here.

You do not get killed in this game, so head over now to njoy

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Playdom launches a new Facebook Civilization-themed city game - City Of Wonder

City of Wonder

Playdom is whipping out games left and right these days, and hot on the trails of Fanglies and Market Street is a Civilization-themed city builder named City of Wonder. This game just launched today, so now is your chance to hop in and be one of the first to try out this brand new title.

If you're not a big fan of Social City, you probably won't love City of Wonder. The game is an improvement on the original, but uses the same core mechanics and has a familiarity that Social City fans will feel right at home with. The main goal is to build a city, research technologies, and become wealthy. Players have "goods" which are basically similar to the contracts in Social City. Players research new technologies and have advisors that tell them which ones to pick. Researching new technologies unlocks different decorations and buildings. Population is increased just how it is in Social City, and everything else feels just about the same. Visiting neighbors gives bonuses when you find your 'embassy' within their city. 

While I haven't had the chance to dig in too deep yet, there does seem to be some interesting new game ideas. Once you reach level 5 you can take part in "expeditions", which we suspect are for attacking and trading. There are also "Legends" which appear to be characters that give you bonuses such as faster research time. We'll be covering this game more in depth in the future.


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cafe World New Dish Pita and Dolmas

Cafe World has just introduced new hippi stuff to decorate your cafe with. There are a lot of new hippe itmes you can get for your cafe. Alone with the new hippi items comes the new dish called "Pita and Dolmas". This new dish is a vegetarian dish with flavors from the Mediterranean! There are 180 servings, giving you 9 coins per serving and a total of 62 CafĂ© Points. Pita and Dolmas are ready in 4 hours! 

 In Bosnia, hamburgers called pljeskavica are made in a special type of bread named pita bread. Dolma (pl. dolmas or dolmades) is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions, including Turkey and Cyprus, the Balkans, many Middle Eastern countries, Iran and the Caucasus and Central and South Asia. 

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Todays MindJolt Mystery Game: Staries


In this game there are some stars of different colors. You need to move the stars so that 3 or more stars of the same color are connected and then they will be destroyed. You must destroy stars as quickly as possible otherwise the stars will be locked and cannot be moved.

You can also challenge a friend to beat you in Staries. Click here to play Staries

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PetVille Starry Night

PetVille has just released new Starry night Decorations. This will be available in our yard and you can create a complete universe right from your Pet's yard. You have stars, planets and the moon to play around with. Actually there is a complete collection of heavenly bodies for you to decorate your yard with. 

PetVille has made sure you now have the entire solar system at your disposal to create your own night sky. You can play around with Jupiter, create your own lunar eclipse and what not. The greatest part of the whole things is most of this is available for Pet Coins. So if you do not have enough Pet Cash there is no need to worry as all these decorations and this starry starry night is yours for the taking.

Once you set up your night sky you can sit back in your yard and explore your creations with your own PetVille telescope. So go on and explore the stars.

Make sure you have unlocked your yard though.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Update: Whats the difference between Regular Mangoes and Lava mangoes in Treasure Isle

Just a quick update about the Lava mangoes in Treasure Isle. The Main difference between Real Mangoes and Regular Mangoes is simply this.

Lava mangoes will only be usable inside Fire God Mountain
Regular mangoes will only be usable outside Fire God Mountain

Additionally, other regular fruits will not be usable inside Fire God Mountain, only Lava Mangoes.

Keep an eye out on that Volcano. 

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Mafia Wars Double Mastery Weekend

The Double Mastery Weekend has started on Mafia Wars. You'll be rewarded with double mastery from doing jobs in all cities except London. Be ready to take advantage of this weekend as it ends on Sunday night. This is one of the surprises launched by Zynga Mafia Wars this weekend and there is more to come over the whole month. The month of June marks two years since Mafia Wars was launched.

So all jobs you do will pay double mastery and therefore finish in half the time. As seen from the picture below there are also going to be some sort of fight rewards that you would need to check back on Wednesday 16th to find out you Fight Rewards.

Don't waste time and get your fight rewards and help Mafia Wars celebrate two years of crime. 

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Treasure Isle Limited Edition Soccer Decorations

It seems almost all social games have included items that are World Cup 2010 related. Treasure Isle has a collection to. You have Island Goals, Soccer Balls, South Africa flag, Soccer Flags and to complete it all the trophy. You can also set up a match between crabs and seagulls. You will need to visit the store on Treasure Isle to find out all the details. 

You get a monkey referee to judge the match. It is a whole new Foot Ball world out there in Treasure Isle. So go ahead now and decorate your Island with soccer decorations. 

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FrontierVille Gold Rush Coming Soon

There is a new signpost up in FrontierVille " Gold Rush" coming soon. Uses need to be ready once it opens to go in and stake their claims. This might have a little flavor from Mafia Wars because there are going to be claim-jumpers. The Gold rush mountains are going to make you rich so keep you eyes open to be the first to reach the gold rush mountains once this new feature is released in FrontierVille. We will let you know as soon as this new feature is open. 

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YoVille Hollywood Movie Set Items and world Cup Costumes Released

After all the excitement of the YoVille Hollywood movie Sets you now have items and costumes to decorate your movie sets with. 

Brand new Hollywood Movie Set Items and Costumes available in the Furniture and Clothing Stores now!! Recreate some of your favorite scenes or star in your own cinematic masterpiece. Also, celebrate World Soccer by getting your favorite team's Jersey, cute soccer plushies and more.

So go to the clothing store now to celebrate the world cup by getting your favorite team's jersey. Dress your characters with your favorite soccer theme. 

The World Cup 2010 is really catching up in social games.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vampire Wars New Orleans Mardi Gras

Vampire Wars has an all new portal "New Orleans" yes, it's time for Mardi Gras. This portal is being called the most terrifying and exhilarating portal yet. You need to get your keys and voodoo dolls and party with the scariest of them where anything can happen.

Here is a quick reference guide to finding and collecting Voodoo Dolls:

  • You can find Voodoo Dolls in the old world, but not in New Orleans.

  • By completing Missions in the old world you can gain up to 10 Voodoo Dolls per Mission.

  • Facebook Users can earn up to 7 Voodoo Dolls in the Ancient Vampiric Chest

  • You can gift 3 Voodoo Dolls at a time.

  • You can earn 45 Voodoo Dolls from the Collector every 24 hours.

  • You can also purchase Voodoo Dolls from the Elders:

    • 90 Voodoo Dolls for 10 Favor Points

    • 200 Voodoo Dolls for 20 Favor Points

    • 325 Voodoo Dolls for 30 Favor Point

[Source: Vampire Wars ]

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Treasure Isle Lava Mango

Treasure Isle is building up further anticipation for Fire God Mountain. Just released are Lava Mangoes a free Giftable. To be able to send these to your friends you first need to have reached level 15 at least. Before entering Fire God Mountain you need to stock up on as many Lava Mangoes as possible. Our guess is that you would need the mangoes to move through Fire Mountain. This might be one of the ways to stop the hot lava from having any effect on you. 

Your character might not have enough strength to last on Fire God Mountain. So ask you friends to send you Lava Mangoes and stock up on as many as possible and be prepared to  eat them to prevent the hot lava and other hot things from having an effect on you.

Lava Mangoes give you 20 energy inside the fire mountain. You also need to be a level 15 to get these mangoes

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Zynga's new game FrontierVille comes to Facebook

Tame the wilderness and build a thriving frontier town. The game starts with you and your wagon. There are some crops to harvest for which you get coins. Chickens to feed and once you do this your game is started.

On their Facebook page this is what FrontierVille has to say

Howdy Pardner! Come join us on the frontier, where you’ll carve out a home in the wilderness and raise a family. There may be bears and snakes, but there’s gold too, and your fellow pioneers are there to help!

This is very much like FarmVille accept your farm is now your homestead. Some of the objectives include growing your own crops to feed your family and keep your livestock from running away and eventually growing into a frontier town. There is a lot more intelligence in the game. Saplings can grow into trees and bears can attack your farm.  

Zynga has put in considerable though and effort into creating this game. Social games are different from PC games and one thing we notice is all the good items on social games come for cash and not so much for skill. This is a fad that has lost Zynga and other social game makes millions of fans. 

People are always looking for something new and newer fads. 

FrontierVille Facebook page

Play Frontierville on Facebook Now

Check out this promotional video by Zynga on FrontierVille

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Treasure Isle Cities Of The Sun

New Maps are out and can be found in the Mayan Isle. These new maps have a lot an ancient structures and therefore have really big gigs where you would need to go around and explore. These maps also provide a lot of digging works because of the huge structures you would need to explore. 

Here is a list of the maps available.

1. Land before shrine
2. Hidden Village
3. Temple Isle
4. Secret Temple (Located in the heart of a pyramid)
5. Hermit Landing
6. First Landing
7. Protected Shores.

So go on now and travel to the Cities of the Sun

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Treasure Isle Fire God Mountain to erupt soon

Treasure Isle has announced that the Fire God Mountain is soon to erupt. Many players suspect that the only way to get the Rain God on Treasure Isle will be to find it on Fire God Mountain. Till now this has been an unreleased item and this Island is now all set to blow.

The Island has been on the map ever since the game started but no one was allowed. Things are set to change and this Island is going to be unlocked soon. Serious players are all excited with this new island. As we can see from the released pic. This island has a volcano and no one knows what to expect as of now.

The Volcano is situated on top of a hill and there is a secret door into the mountain. Please let us know if you have any more info especially if your the first to reach it. 

Check out these new pictures we have found off the inside of Fire God Mountain. Regular Players are just bursting with excitement. This is definitely going to be a themed based island with addition and new challenges not seen before in Treasure Isle. Zynga has done it again with this new game and created an anticipation among players like never before.    

To build up the anticipation for this event Zynga Treasure Isle has now launched a fan page called Treasure Isle's Volcano Diggers Anonymous located here Check out the Fan page to be updated on the latest news and sneak peeks. 

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

How to delete Nightclub City from Facebook

How to delete or remove Nightclub City from Facebook.

There are two things people are worried about. If you simply want to delete notifications coming to your wall from these games you would need to hover over the upper right hand side of the notification when it arrives and the option "Hide" appears. Simply click hide and the notifications will then be stopped.

This was you can continue your game and not get the notifications.

If you want to delete the game from your application settings you would need to do the following

1. Account
2. Privacy Preferences
3. Click on 'edit your settings' under "Apps and Websites"
4. Beside Apps you use please click on 'edit Settings'
5. Click on 'edit' beside Apps you use
5. Click on Nightclub City or the (X) mark beside the App
6. Click on Remove
7. Confirm Remove

By removing the game completely you will now no more be able to play it. So you need to decide if you want to remove the game application completely or simply hide notifications. 

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Friday, June 4, 2010

FarmVille Biplane Guide

The FarmVille Biplane has arrived and is available to buy for 30,000 coins you should have reached a minimum of level 15. The Biplane grows your crops instantly by delivering an Eco-friendly mix from the air. Once you purchase your Biplane it can be stored anywhere on your farm you can fit it into.

Once placed on your farm you need to click on it to activate it's instant growing capabilities. You will also be prompted to share this purchase on your Facebook wall. 

One free flight comes with activation after which you need to have at least one farm cash to fly the plane. The cash will not be used but you need to have it handy. If you do not have 1 farm cash available the plane will not be ready to fly for another 17 hours. It is still not clear if the need for 1 farm cash is an absolute must or just a big that needs to be fixed. If it is permanent you will require 1 farm cash to fly it every time.

Once in the air your Biplane will fly over your crops several times while your crops get fully matured and ready for harvest.

To purchase the Biplane click on market and find it under the vehicles tab.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

PetVille New Lost Toys Space Struggle

So Star Wars has come to PetVille with the all new lost toys. To find these lost toys you do not have to travel through Inter-Stella space but simply find em in PetVille. To find these four new lost toys you will need to search your friends pet homes as they would be randomly placed in Boxes. Once you find a space struggle toy. You will be prompted to post a feed to your Facebook wall for your friends to claim. Which in turn means for you to find the complete set of  lost space struggle toys you would need to have friends who like to post their PetVille findings on their wall. Only then can you claim the toy.

Currently only 4 out of 8 have been released and we wish you all the best.

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Mafia Wars Robbing Thought Process Explained

Recently Mafia Wars went out of their way to explain robbing. This was incited by a players letter to the Mafia Wars team that stirred them into action to explain what robbing is and what is the thought process that went into creating this feature on Mafia Wars. It also seeks to answer and clear questions that players may have about robbing. This letter also explains what features of robbing are going to stay and features that are going to be added.

Please find a copy of the letter below

Dear Mafia Wars Player,

First of all, I want to thank you for this thoughtful, well articulated letter. I always like hearing feedback from our most passionate players. Your wants and desires for this game are tremendously important to us here at Mafia Wars, and we hope that every feature we create will delight you.

In fact, we hope that our features will delight all of our customers, and therein, I fear, lies much of your angst. For you see, robbing was not primarily designed for the hard core player, a player archetype we like to call the social fighter. It was designed to try bring more players who might not ever fight someone into the PvP game, to try and nudge them down the path to becoming social fighters. As I am sure you know, for people who are not in clans, or refuse to go to “add me” threads, it is almost impossible to compete at all in fighting. There is almost no point in putting any points into stamina, or atk/def if you do not have 501 mafia. Robbing was designed to try and encourage those people to become more interested in PvP, to try and convince them to get more people into their mafia, and to get them to participate more in fighting. The data is still coming in, but so far it seems to be doing exactly that. We are noticing many more people putting points into stamina now, and many more people are taking part in some kind of PvP (fighting or robbing) than previously.

While this is good news for me as a designer, it is certainly not good news for you guys, the people that already have 501 in their mafia, and don’t need the gentle nudging towards becoming social fighters. All I can say to this is I DO feel that we have greatly underserved our fighting community in Mafia Wars, and that we are working on systems that should reward fighters greatly (I mean, please, there isn’t even any mastery bars for fighting  ). I think that you will enjoy the things we have planned.

It seems that your main concern for robbing is that it is not adversarial enough, and actually, I agree with you here to a point. However, the old robbing was WAY too punishing to players who could not defend themselves. If one person decided to “pick” on my properties, it quickly became worthless for me to ever even think about repairing them, or upgrading them. Essentially, if you were not an active fighter, with a large group of friends to back you up, there was no point to even investing anything into properties, since they would quickly be robbed down to 20% effectiveness, and the repair costs were so prohibitive. Many, many players were just giving up on properties, and not using the feature. So, when we redesigned robbing, we wanted it to matter when someone robbed you, but we did not want it to be the case that any one person (or groups of people) could completely shut you out of your properties and make them useless. Thus we came up with the “wither” idea, where people robbing your properties would be stealing the money your properties produced, but would not prevent you from collecting in the future. On the whole, I think this is a good system, however our implementation still needs some work.

Currently, properties do not stay on the robbing list for long enough, and so it is rare for a property to get robbed all the ways down to 30%. This is part of the reason why new robbing does not feel adversarial enough. We are looking in to why this is the case, and hope to have a fix out for this in the near future ( the tech behind generating the lists of properties that are vulnerable to being robbed is more complex than you might think!). Further, I agree that robbing someone from their profile page is not as satisfying as it should be. In the future, you will be able to see how badly a person’s properties have been robbed, right down to the yellow tape. Also, I think it will be possible for us to let you know with a countdown timer when a person’s properties will become vulnerable to being robbed.

A couple of other small improvements are planned for robbing soon including adding it to the other cities, as well an achievement for 9-0 clears, and the ability to retry a rob when you fail.

I hope that provides some insight behind the curtain. Now, to your specific suggestions about robbing:

1) “Return times robbed to player stats.”
Agreed. We will add this in a future push.

2) “Add real time robbing to player updates.”
Agreed. We will add this in a future push. Further, I think we will be doing away with the “coming soon” map on the properties page, and putting a special robbing only player updates there.

3) “Disallow robbing from the grave.”
Here, I disagree. 20 health is the bar for attacking. That is, you cannot attack, or be attacked when your health drops below 20. Since robbing does not do damage to the defender, we do not feel it is fair to prevent someone from robbing when their health is low.

4) “Add the progress bars and yellow tape to robbing.”
As I mentioned above, we will be adding this to robbing from the profile page, along with a timer letting you know when the other properties will become vulnerable. Also, the rewards for robbing from the profile page will be tuned up in a future push.

Again, thank you for your letter. I hope you keep enjoying our game!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

playfish launches new Facebook game 'My Empire'

playfish has quietly and without much fanfare launched a new Facebook game called My Empire. Here you are the empire in a Roman Setting. Guess you'd be able to change theme settings as the game grows. From Roman to Ancient Greek etc. Here you are the Emperor and need to build an entire empire all your own. You are king and collect taxes and look after your people. Pretty interesting and please  Click here to play now

This is the description provided on their Facebook page.

The sunlight stings your eyes as you lead a handful of the emperor's best men and women up the beach onto the island. Your footprints in the hot sands may be washed away at high tide but the mark you stamp on history will be forever.

This is your island now.

Your people march up the beach ready to do your bidding, setting to work building the rock solid foundations of the finest city the world has ever seen.

The untouched soil is rich with gems and precious metals ready to be mined. Growing numbers of workers flow into your city ready to build the tall and strong buildings which will be the keystones of your colony. Roman baths, amphitheaters and farms will give way to mighty wonders of the world like the Sphinx, the Great Lighthouse and the legendary Pyramids as your tiny village becomes a powerful empire.

The fate of your people is in your hands as you watch your city sprawl with ever more magnificent buildings. The way you set your people to work and even how you tax them to make sure your empire thrives on the fruits of its labor comes down entirely to you as your colony becomes a totally unique city which says as much about you as it does the work of its citizens to make it great.

Welcome to your new world. Welcome to your empire.

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