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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Dogs Wearing GUNNARS: Alphie

6. April 2012

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Dogs Wearing GUNNARS: Alphie

Tweet Meet Alphie Wageman. He’s sporting a pair of GUNNAR Optik’s Anime glasses (in Onyx, to match his stylish fur coat). Alphie recently relocated from LA to San Francisco, but he still wears sunglasses indoors and at night whenever possible. And at the very least, you’ll find him in tinted computer eyewear whenever he’s supervising humans at [...]

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Skyrim + Adele = Lady Game Lyric

23. March 2012

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Skyrim + Adele = Lady Game Lyric

Tweet She’s back — and she’s got something to say. Or, sing, actually. Lady Game Lyric gets semi-political this week, and takes a good look at what it means to be the 99% when you live in Skyrim. Have a good long listen to her latest YouTube composition: “Age of Recession!” Age of Recession, by [...]

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Mass Effect + Usher = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

8. March 2012

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Mass Effect + Usher = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

Tweet It’s true. Mass Effect 3 has Lady Game Lyric all up in arms this week (in a songfully perfect way, as usual). Set down your controller a minute and check out her latest YouTube release: “50,000 years are up! Reapers trying to blow us all up again…” Reapers Trying to Blow Us All Up, [...]

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Majora’s Mask + Ke$ha = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

1. March 2012

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Majora’s Mask + Ke$ha = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

Tweet New week, new Lady Game Lyric video. Did someone say more Zelda? Majora’s Mask themed nerdcore awaits! “Link doesn’t have much time before the ominous moon destroys the world, and Saria can’t ignore that her song makes a cameo at the end of the game.” Tik Tok on the Clock Town, by LadyGameLyric Parody of [...]

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Sonic and Amy + Adele = Lady Game Lyric [VIDEO]

24. February 2012

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Tweet Sonic the Hedgehog: awesome. Adele: also awesome. Another week, another Lady Game Lyric gem, for the geese! This time, “Sonic and Amy grapple with their feelings or lack thereof for each other.” Someone Like Sonic and Amy, by LadyGameLyric Parody of “Someone Like You” by Adele I heard that your new game is “wow” [...]

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SoftKinetic is Not SoftSpoken

20. January 2012

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SoftKinetic is Not SoftSpoken

Tweet Earlier this month, at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, many new advances were revealed in the field of gesture recognition technology. While engineers are still working on an automated system to cut you off after you drunkenly expose yourself to a slot machine, TriplePoint client SoftKinetic had some actual new tech to [...]

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What SOPA Means for Gaming PR

13. January 2012

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What SOPA Means for Gaming PR

Tweet SOPA. It’s much ado about pirates. Not the cool kind of pirates who wear eye patches, sail ships, bury treasure and say stuff like yo-ho-ho. No, SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) is about the kind of pirates that suck. SOPA what? If all the cool kids weighed in, would you weigh in too? [...]

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Casual Connect 2011: Games Industry Fishbowl?

24. July 2011

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Casual Connect 2011: Games Industry Fishbowl?

Tweet With Casual Connect, the fish analogy is easy. You’re gathered in Seattle, surrounded by the sea, partying in aquariums, and hell, I even roomed with a finned friend this year. Our hotel pet (affectionately and temporarily named Sarah) stayed in her fishbowl out of necessity. But will the casual gaming industry do the same? [...]

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FrontierVille Badges Guide & Tips – Free XP and Coins for all!

27. September 2010

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FrontierVille Badges Guide & Tips – Free XP and Coins for all!

Tweet Along with the release of the Jackalope Society and Lodge in FrontierVille, a new series of badges and achievements has also been released in the game. You’ll need to finish all of the Jackalope Lodge missions (which culminates in the completion of said lodge) in order to be eligible to earn badges, but once [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: We Farm or Farm Story? You Decide!

23. September 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: We Farm or Farm Story? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown here on Frisky Mongoose! Before we get to this week’s proceedings, let’s take a look at the results from last week’s Throwdown, that pitted Super Fun Town against Hello City. While the poll is still open for all those who would like to take part, the [...]

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Introducing Developer Direct from Frisky Mongoose

11. September 2010

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Introducing Developer Direct from Frisky Mongoose

Tweet Attention game developers, PR reps and people with news! Please welcome our latest tool – the news submission form. You give us the who, what, when and why, and we’ll give you a front row ticket to Frisky Mongoose readers. Just paste what you want posted, fill out a few blanks, and your job [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: TweetDeck or HootSuite? You Decide!

2. September 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: TweetDeck or HootSuite? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown here on Frisky Mongoose! This week, we take a break from the world of Facebook games to pit two of the largest Twitter clients against one another. Before we get to that, however, let’s take a look at the results of our last Throwdown, which saw [...]

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