Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Puzzle & Dragons & Infographics & All the Money

26. July 2013

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Puzzle & Dragons & Infographics & All the Money

Tweet Chalk up another milestone for runaway hit Puzzle & Dragons from GungHo. The game’s userbase is up to 17 Million in Japan alone, according to Tech in Asia, and that’s keeping their $3.7M per day revenue going strong. To put this in simple and pleasantly colorful terms, the folks at Download Free Games have pieced [...]

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If You Like the DASH Series So Much, Why Don’t You Marry It

25. July 2013

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If You Like the DASH Series So Much, Why Don’t You Marry It

Tweet Hey, little sister, where have you gone? Oh — you went looking for something new to play on your Android. Well, PlayFirst (a TriplePoint client) has been showing the Google Play store a lot of love lately. Enough love, in fact, that they’ve just given the world an engaging new title: Wedding Dash. The [...]

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Nuclear Outrun Outnow

19. July 2013

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Nuclear Outrun Outnow

Tweet You’ve had ample warning that this day was coming, so if you fail to escape the vaporizing blast in Gamenauts‘ Nuclear Outrun, you will get no sympathy from us. Gamenauts (a TriplePoint client) has been quite clear that they’d be unleashing atomic armageddon this week, and you’ve had more than enough time to start getting [...]

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

18. July 2013

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

Tweet Being around Dragons and Titans is fairly dangerous; that much should be a no-brainer. Over 600,000 users of the game have figured that out so far. What happens, though, when those Dragons and Titans go into season? Well, they get much more aggressive, putting on epic battles for dominance and generally slaughtering everyone and everything [...]

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

17. July 2013

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Tweet So, is that enough genres and buzzwords in one description for you? Stay with me on this one, because it’s worth the explanation: start off with your standard MOBA setup, including most of the features of a League of Legends or Defense of the Ancients. You’ve got a symmetrical map with three lanes, a series of [...]

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Monsters are Still Invading Oz

12. July 2013

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Monsters are Still Invading Oz

Tweet Oz is a terrifying place on its best day, and ever since it was invaded by monsters, it’s been downright inhospitable. We’ve done our best to warn you of these recent perils, but if you’re alive and reading this post, you’re presumably hardy enough to have survived in the world of Monsters Invade: Oz. Well, [...]

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Kongratulations: First Mobile Games to be Published by Kongregate Announced

2. July 2013

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Kongratulations: First Mobile Games to be Published by Kongregate Announced

Tweet We at Frisky Mongoose consider ourselves old-school members of the Kongregation. It’s always great to find a new casual game we can waste our day with, and that’s where Kongregate shines — so, when those titles start crossing over into the mobile space (one of our very favorite spaces!), we’re ready, willing, and extremely [...]

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League of Legends + Once = Lady Game Lyric

1. July 2013

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League of Legends + Once = Lady Game Lyric

Tweet Oh, Lady Game Lyric; your clever words and pleasing tunes have knocked down every tower guarding the middle lane to our hearts. Our favorite LoL lyricist — a League of Lyrics player, if you will — is back with her latest masterparody. It’s a melancholy tale about what happens when you’ve lost a game [...]

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Flo Faster: Diner Dash Rush is Out

28. June 2013

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Flo Faster: Diner Dash Rush is Out

Tweet When your game is called Diner Dash, it’s already implied that things will move at a pretty rapid clip. Flo, the famed restaurateur from PlayFirst (a TriplePoint client), did not become the star of the Dash series by resting on her laurels and letting the food get cold. So, when PlayFirst puts out a game called Diner [...]

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Tynon Gets its Shine On

27. June 2013

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Tynon Gets its Shine On

Tweet It’s been a while since we heard from the Tynon team (a TriplePoint client) about their story-driven social RPG. It’s been through a lot since then — and now it’s debuting an all-new Tynon experience, with “a rich, epic story and vivid, high-quality art.” You can get to know Tynon all over again, right here. From the [...]

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Here is How it Looks When You Punch People in Chronoblade

27. June 2013

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Here is How it Looks When You Punch People in Chronoblade

Tweet Earlier this week, we learned about Chronoblade, a “free-to-play, side-scrolling action RPG featuring visceral combo-filled gameplay” from nWay (a TriplePoint client). It’s all well and good to share these things with you by telling you about them — it’s what we’re here for, after all — but the TriplePoint team was able to actually sit [...]

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Magic Gathers Up a Bunch of Platforms

25. June 2013

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Magic Gathers Up a Bunch of Platforms

Tweet I just wanted to tap you on the shoulder and remind you that today, you can tap your lands by actually tapping them: Magic: The Gathering 2014 from Wizards of the Coast is out this week for pretty much every conceivable platform, including a couple with a touch-screen interface. Specifically, the mobile versions — both [...]

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