Tag Archives: facebook games

Specialized Skills

When I was in college, I was often asked what I planned to do with my degree in classics. No career counselor had suggested that studying classics is preparation to move to China, and that living China is preparation for … Continue reading

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Green Space

Green Space is a new Facebook game from RocketOwl Inc, in which players are presented with futuristic environmental challenges and an environmental message. I became interested in Green Space because I think the social connections through Facebook have the potential … Continue reading

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Write Flavor Text On Computer

Man, it’s like even my social games are telling me to get back to work.

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The Knifefight Principle

So Figment has an idea for a social game with optional premium content. The basic concept is a multiplayer knifefight on the Facebook platform. Anyone can play free, but getting a knife costs extra. For a gold membership, he explains … Continue reading

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Seriously, Facebook?

This is worse than that time Pandora had the nerve to contaminate my Britney Spears/Lady Gaga station with Backstreet Boys.

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Angry Birds

“Ever since we played Angry Birds in Maine,” Marcus said on the phone the other night, “I’ve been seeing it everywhere. I guess it’s becoming pretty popular.” I just barely restrained myself from pointing out that Marcus is hardly the … Continue reading

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Active Users

I was at a meeting in Vegas with my boss, talking about the future of casual, social games. Someone mentioned the growing popularity of CityVille, and wondered aloud how many people were playing. “CityVille just broke 85 million monthly active … Continue reading

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Social Game Smackdown

So I’ve been struggling with my love for MyTribe and the way it’s been spamming up recently. I logged on the other day, and was immediately harassed for not playing. I dislike this on a couple of levels. First, if … Continue reading

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Friendship’s Bloom

The new Friendship’s Bloom tree in My Tribe is a cooperative mystery. First, a friend needs to fertilize the tree. Even if you have lots of friends, this can only be done once per tree, per day. Each time the … Continue reading

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Hyperbole and Exaggeration

So apparently it’s lame to write a post about how much I love the Boston commuter rail. They have wifi now, and even though it’s pretty spotty,  playing Facebook games is far superior to driving. Instead I’ll tell you about … Continue reading

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