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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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

3. August 2012

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Trouble in The Ville: EA Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement

Tweet Electronic Arts has sued Zynga for copyright infringement, according to a statement released by the publisher earlier today. In a lengthy complaint made public just hours ago, EA states that in development of Zynga’s upcoming The Ville, the developer “copied and misappropriated the original and distinctive expressive elements” from The Sims Social, which EA [...]

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Phosphorus Items in Stores, Store Items for Later Use – FishVille Updates!

8. September 2010

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Phosphorus Items in Stores, Store Items for Later Use – FishVille Updates!

Tweet It’s been a little while since we talked about FishVille here on Frisky Mongoose, and in that time, a couple of noteworthy additions have been made to the game. First, a new theme of Phosphorus items has come to the game – a colorful, glowing set of items now available to purchase in the [...]

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FarmVille Gearhead Ribbon, Frontier Chainsaw, & More – Zynga Game Updates!

10. August 2010

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FarmVille Gearhead Ribbon, Frontier Chainsaw, & More – Zynga Game Updates!

Tweet Quite a few updates have been launched in Zynga’s games so far this week, with three particular updates taking place in FarmVille, Mafia Wars and FishVille. In FarmVille, we see the addition of a vehicle-centric ribbon, while Mafia Wars (in association with FrontierVille) is offering a very unique Chainsaw to players. Finally, you can [...]

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Bayou Items, Discovery Log Collection Update – FishVille Updates!

6. August 2010

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Bayou Items, Discovery Log Collection Update – FishVille Updates!

Tweet Zynga’s FishVille has updated quite a bit since we last spoke, with the developer adding not only a new set of Bayou themed items, but also launching a new section in the Fish & Treasures tab of the Discovery Log. New Bayou Items Now Available If you’ve been keeping track of the Bayou theme [...]

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FishVille Cheats, Tips, Tricks, Bonuses and Strategies for Aquarium Sim Success

2. August 2010

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FishVille Cheats, Tips, Tricks, Bonuses and Strategies for Aquarium Sim Success

Tweet Here are some tips and tricks to keep you from swimming with the fishes in Zynga’s FishVille on Facebook. Thanks to Gamezebo for providing some sweet strategies, and you can find more information in their full FishVille walkthrough. If you have more tips, tricks, cheats or ways to beat your friends in FishVille, make [...]

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Zynga Gaming Updates: Free FarmVille Fuel Via Mafia Wars, FishVille Bayou Items

29. July 2010

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Zynga Gaming Updates: Free FarmVille Fuel Via Mafia Wars, FishVille Bayou Items

Tweet A couple of updates have hit the world of Zynga’s Facebook games this week, with a new addition to FarmVille allowing users to receive free fuel thanks to a cross-promotion with Mafia Wars, and the addition of new Cajun Bayou items in FishVille. Level Up in Mafia Wars – Receive Free Fuel in FarmVille [...]

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Zynga Gaming Updates: YoVille Moroccan Bedroom Items, Treasure Isle Boats, & FishVille Bayou Items

22. July 2010

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Zynga Gaming Updates: YoVille Moroccan Bedroom Items, Treasure Isle Boats, & FishVille Bayou Items

Tweet Zynga has been hard at work updating a few of its game this week, including the release of new Moroccan themed bedroom items in YoVille, a Bayou themed item set in FishVille, and new boats in Treasure Isle. Let’s take a look at all three, shall we? Bring A Taste of Morocco to Your [...]

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Zynga Gaming Updates: Sargassum Angler Swims into FishVille, YoVille Holds Clearance Sale on Hollywood/World Cup Items

13. July 2010

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Zynga Gaming Updates: Sargassum Angler Swims into FishVille, YoVille Holds Clearance Sale on Hollywood/World Cup Items

Tweet In the realm of Facebook gaming, there’s no developer bigger than Zynga, and perhaps that’s because the developer continually updates their games on a regular basis. In this case, the latest game updates come from FishVille and YoVille. In FishVille, we see the release of a new limited edition fish, while YoVille is now [...]

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Zynga Game Updates: New Maps in Treasure Isle, New Fairy Meadows Items in PetVille, & A Discovery Log in FishVille

12. July 2010

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Zynga Game Updates: New Maps in Treasure Isle, New Fairy Meadows Items in PetVille, & A Discovery Log in FishVille

Tweet Zynga was incredibly busy this weekend, updating Treasure Isle, PetVille, and FishVille with new content. In Treasure Isle, we see the launch of new maps, while new Fairy Meadows items are now available for your home in PetVille. Finally, FishVille players can now compete against friends to finish their new Discovery Logs. Mysterious Seas [...]

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The Next Wave of Deep Sea Items Are Now Available in FishVille

9. July 2010

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The Next Wave of Deep Sea Items Are Now Available in FishVille

Tweet If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of new Deep Sea Abyss decorations in FishVille then wait no more, as Zynga has released a new batch of items in the theme. This release is larger than the other two waves we’ve seen in this theme, as there are seven new items to choose from. [...]

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Pick Up the Bobtail Squid in FishVille While It’s Still Available

7. July 2010

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Pick Up the Bobtail Squid in FishVille While It’s Still Available

Tweet There is a new limited edition creature available in FishVille, and it comes in the form of a Hawaiian Bobtail Squid. First things first – this is purely a decorative animal; that is, it doesn’t grow, and it can’t be sold for a profit after feeding it. In fact, the Squid doesn’t need fed [...]

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Only Two Days Left to Purchase 4th of July Items in FishVille

6. July 2010

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Only Two Days Left to Purchase 4th of July Items in FishVille

Tweet If you didn’t have a chance to play FishVille over the 4th of July weekend, you probably haven’t taken a look at the themed items now available in the game’s store. For a limited time; that is, for just two more days, you can do so – let’s take a look at what you’ll [...]

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