Showing posts with label Zynga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zynga. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2012

Amazon Game Studios launches new Facebook Game - Living Classics

Facebook game Living Classics from Amazon Game Studios

Amazon has launched a its own Social Gaming portal with a view to gain a piece of the Pie which for long has been on the table on Zynga. Zynga has been the maker and creator of hit Facebook games like Farmville and CityVille. Amazon has seen the potential in social gaming and its popularity that is on the rise and have decided that in addition to selling games they will now have their own gaming center and it is being called Amazon Game Studios. The first game that has been launched is being called 'Living Classics'. The game also has a Facebook fan page to go with it and you can now play the game on Facebook here

The game Living Classics is a moving objects game and you would need to solve moving object puzzles, explore illustrations of classic stories and reunite families of cartoon foxes. In the first puzzle users would need to Alice has a big problem. She has shrunk to the size of an insenct and to help solve the problem you would need to click on moving objects. It is all very cute and comes with a fairy-tale feel including the music and design. So give it a whirl and let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.
Source: Amazon Game Studios

Check out the video below to know more

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zynga Game Cards

With the launch of Zynga game cards players who do not use credit cards can now go to a store near home and pick up game cards. The game cards are available for Mafia Wars, FarmVille and YoVille. Games cards for now are available only in the US.

Once you purchase a pre-paid game card you can login to your favorite game and redeem your in-game currency. All you need to do is to enter your 10 digit pin located on the back of your card and the currency gets added to the game.

The U.S availability of the cards available at major retail chains.

GameStop: $10 FarmVille, $10 Mafia Wars, $10 YoVille

7-Eleven: $10 YoVille, $10/$25 Mafia Wars, $10/$25 FarmVille

Target: $10 YoVille, $10 FarmVille, $25 Mafia Wars

Best Buy: $10 FarmVille, $10 Mafia Wars, $10 YoVille

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Facebook FarmVille game bigger than Twitter

Facebook has announced that it's game "Farmville" has more users than the whole of Twitter. The game was not developed by Facebook but by Zynga. FarmVille now has 70 million monthly users.

The site said that worldwide it was achieving 200 billion page views a month, with 1.6 billion messages are sent daily through its chat tool.
In the UK, Facebook said it had 23 million unique users a month, with each of those logging on spending around 25 minutes on the website per day."

Online gaming is growing really fast. What do you do after you update your status and chat with your friends. Well if you have the free time head over and play some games with them. Keeps everyone tagged either chatting, status updates or online games. Twitter however may not be attracting that kind of a crowd.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Social Games and Gamers

With the Hugh popularity of social games namely " Farmville" and "MafiaWars" created by Zyanga and used by players for free on Facebook. It is being reported that if the company were to go public it would be valued at $1 Billion. Considering it's huge popularity on Facebook and it's never ending addition of new users. It has has now created the cyber-farmer. Who sometime simply cannot get enough of his farm. The way revenue is made is by displaying third party ads, also be offering cyber currency which users can purchase by paying with real currency.

Third party ads that advertise services make up for only 10% of their revenue says the company. It has been reported that some of these third-party companies have also been displaying shady ads that mislead users. This is being cleared says the company.

None of this has stopped it's growth or it's popularity. Analysts of social gaming say this might just be a soon to pass fad. That user's interest's keep changing. Maybe or maybe not, for now social gaming is here to say and adds a massive number of new users every day.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Facebook And Zynga sued over offer ads

The class action suit claims that Facebook and Zynga Inc scammed gamers out of information for cash. popular games "Mafia Wars" and "Farmville" have become so popular that the gaming company is believed to have pushed shady ads. In exchange for points or virtual currency that is used by gamers to climb levels. Gamers click on these ads because after filling a form in exchange for "virtual currency" which you would have had to buy with real currency. They are rewarded with virtual cash for their time and effort.

An example cited was an "IQ Test" where they were asked for their cell phone number. After which they realised that they were subscribed to an annoying SMS service and getting rid of it later was almost impossible and were also being charged a minimum amount for the service.

The defendants are claiming $5 Million

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