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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More Room For Products, Free Gifts, & Shoplifter Tips: Market Street Updates!

2. September 2010

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More Room For Products, Free Gifts, & Shoplifter Tips: Market Street Updates!

Tweet It’s been a while since we talked about Market Street here on Frisky Mongoose. The last we time saw the game, it was during a new promotion with another Playdom title, Social City, that sees players of the latter receiving a free building for playing Market Street. Now, though, new features abound in the [...]

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Play Market Street; Receive Free Building, & More – Social City Updates!

20. August 2010

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Play Market Street; Receive Free Building, & More – Social City Updates!

Tweet A new round of buildings has been released in Social City, with new options being available in both the game’s newspaper (those being limited edition items) and in the game’s traditional marketplace. In addition, users who play Playdom’s new game Market Street will receive a free item in Social City as a reward. New [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: Market Street or Fashion World? You Decide!

5. August 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: Market Street or Fashion World? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown! This week, we dive back into the world of Facebook gaming by comparing two store-simulation titles, Playdom’s Market Street and Metrogames’ Fashion World. First, though, let’s recap last week’s Throwdown, which compared Gowalla, foursquare and MyTown. According to the current vote, foursquare has a commanding lead, [...]

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Market Street Cheats, Tricks, Tips and Strategy Guide

31. July 2010

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Tweet Market Street is a Facebook application game developed by Playdom (or shall we call it, Disney?) Get ready for some fun as this game allows you to build and have your own dream business. Player starts with a small store with one stand and one display that you can eventually expand and add along [...]

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Playdom’s Market Street on Facebook: Frisky Hands-On Video

22. July 2010

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Playdom’s Market Street on Facebook: Frisky Hands-On Video

Tweet We go hands-on with Playdom’s newest Facebook game – Market Street. For a detailed overview of what to expect from the game, check out our extended coverage here: http://friskymongoose.com/frisky-hands-on-playdom-launches-market-street-on-facebook/ To stay up-to-date and view all our latest hands-on videos, please subscribe to our video RSS feed or visit Frisky Mongoose on YouTube.

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Frisky Hands-On: Playdom Launches Market Street on Facebook

21. July 2010

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Frisky Hands-On: Playdom Launches Market Street on Facebook

Tweet It seems that more than any other Facebook game developer, Playdom is on top when it comes to releasing new games. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen the release of Fanglies and Pet Resort, two new animal-themed games, while today, we can bring you the news surrounding the launch of Market Street, which [...]

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