While many people feel that the market for Facebook games has become saturated, one of the lead minds at King.com doesn’t see it that way. In an interview with Edge magazine, King.com Chief Marking Officer Alex Dale says the fan base for Facebook games is expanding — and that’s a good thing.
Remember SuperPoke!, when you could virtually bake a cake for a friend or throw a sheep at them? A new Facebook game, Gifties, revives the spirit of SuperPoke!, but with real-life payoffs. Now, when you give someone cookies, you might actually give them cookies, which would be delivered to their door. You could even end up giving the gift of a gift cards, flights, or a hotel stay.
If you’re slicing, hacking, and zapping your way through a series of deadly dungeons, you’re probably going to want some help from friends. That’s what Rebel Entertainment — makers of newly launched Facebook game Dungeon Rampage — figured, too. The game launched in beta in December, attracting more than 3 million gamers. Now that the full game of Dungeon Rampage is out there, Rebel is excited to see how players all over the world will get together to defeat the evil Lord Dinglepus.
Next month, you won’t need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K13, announced Wednesday the launch of 2K Everywhere. This includes a Facebook game where gamers can import a created player from the video game and compete in challenges with friends, as well as mobile apps.
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg loves SongPop. Facebook developers love SongPop. It seems like pretty much everybody loves SongPop. FreshPlanet, which developed the game, recently announced that the fun “Name That Tune”-like application reached some major milestones.
So you’ve got an awesome Facebook game. How do you go about getting people to play it? Many gamers hate banner ads, so developers have to get creative. That’s where Applifier Impact comes in. The new product from Applifier finds innovative ways to introduce games to the people who want to play them. Count King.com and the maker of SongPop among Applifier’s fans.
When FreshPlanet Co-Founder and CEO Mathieu Nouzareth and the rest of the development team started working on SongPop, they just wanted to create a game that would tap into the potential of mobile and social media. The game — which quizzes users on their ability to recognize a song as quickly as possible — has earned praise from Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and was recently featured on the Facebook developer blog.
One of the most popular early panels at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco Thursday was “Monetizing Facebook Games Through Advertising,” where an expert panel discussed ways that advertisers can connect with gamers — and not annoy them.
Soon, you won’t need to dabble in any kind of magic to become Merlin the Magician. You’ll be able to play as him in a Facebook game this fall.