The developers behind election-themed Facebook game Campaign Story say they know how the presidential campaign will end Nov. 6. Based on user data, Campaign Story is declaring President Barack Obama the winner.
If your favorite sport is playing social games, then you may want to join the Facebook community called App Champ. Or perhaps you already have: App Champ claims to have gone viral, accumulating more than 5,000 fans in just three weeks.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is working on a Facebook game to draw attention to the human rights issues he covers in his column.
Despite its 800 million-plus members, Facebook is not the only game in town when it comes to social gaming, especially when venturing outside the confines of North America.
Electronic Arts is launching a marketing platform in a bid to catch up with the top game developer on Facebook, Zynga.
About 1.5 million active users are already creating mischief and mayhem with the Facebook debut of Electronic Arts’ “The Sims Social.”
Facebook’s policies say that any application running on the site is prohibited from integrating or linking in any way to any app on a competing social platform.
Facebook Credits, the popular digital currency used within social gaming on the Facebook Platform, can now be purchased in-person at retailers in the UK, a move that has much broader implications.
wooga, the company behind the popular Brain Buddies application, announced today that they have secured $7.5 million from Balderton Capital as a follow-up to the first round of funding from Holtzbrink Ventures we covered earlier this year. Since August, Brain Buddies has surpassed Playfish’s popular “Who Has The Biggest Brain?” application. With Playfish’s $400 million sale to Electronic Arts earlier this week, it’s not surprising to see additional signs of investor confidence in the social gaming space.
This week two of the largest social gaming developers, Playfish and Playdom, announced that they are opening offices in San Francisco. Is this part of the massive Silicon Valley “revival” that the BBC described yesterday? I doubt it but it’s clear that no matter where the social gaming companies are hiring from, San Francisco and the bay area in general, are important for any growing internet startup.