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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A Birthday Party Has Started in Pet Society – Help Playfish Celebrate the Game’s 2nd Birthday With New Items!

2. August 2010

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A Birthday Party Has Started in Pet Society – Help Playfish Celebrate the Game’s 2nd Birthday With New Items!

Tweet Pet Society is not only one of the most popular Facebook games (AppData figures have the game at 12th place overall with almost 14 million players), but it’s also one of the oldest, and is now celebrating its second birthday! Playfish isn’t just announcing the game’s birthday and then moving on – no sir. [...]

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PlayFish Gaming Updates: Hotel City Crimson Room, A Monkey Comes to Country Story, & New Pet Society Free Gifts

20. July 2010

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PlayFish Gaming Updates: Hotel City Crimson Room, A Monkey Comes to Country Story, & New Pet Society Free Gifts

Tweet A few of PlayFish’s games have been updated, with new updates coming to Hotel City, Country Story, and Pet Society. For Hotel City, you can add a new themed room to your hotel, while a helper monkey in Country Story will make tend to your crops so that you don’t have to. Finally, some [...]

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Take A Trip to Paris or Versailles With New Pet Society Items

13. July 2010

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Take A Trip to Paris or Versailles With New Pet Society Items

Tweet As we know, each week, Playfish adds a new item theme to Pet Society. While last week saw us taking a trip back in time to the 1950′s, this week sees us taking a trip overseas to the country of France, with items including more basic, traditional French items, and those specifically tailored to [...]

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Support the WWF With Underwater Animal Pet Society Items

6. July 2010

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Support the WWF With Underwater Animal Pet Society Items

Tweet Playfish’s ongoing partnership with the World Wildlife Fund has expanded to the release of a series of underwater themed items. First off, there’s a new room available via this set – the “Room-Sized Aquarium,” for 20 Playfish Cash, which will serve as the perfect backdrop for your Baby Orca Whale, Baby Blue Whale and [...]

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Build A Playhouse You Can Decorate in Pet Society

6. July 2010

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Build A Playhouse You Can Decorate in Pet Society

Tweet If you’re running out of places to put all of your new goodies in Pet Society, take a trip over to the game’s Boutique (specifically the Beautiful Items section) and begin the process of building the new Playhouse. Building the Playhouse takes 30 items – 10 each of three different items: nails, wood and [...]

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Head Back to the 50′s With New Pet Society Items

5. July 2010

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Head Back to the 50′s With New Pet Society Items

Tweet It’s a Monday, which  means that new items have hit the stores of Pet Society. This week, we’re being taken on a trip back to the 1950′s, with an item theme known simply as “50′s Chic.” The trip doesn’t really start until we get to the game’s Furniture Store, where, in the Living Room [...]

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Earn 500 Free Coins in Pet Society

5. July 2010

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Earn 500 Free Coins in Pet Society

Tweet With all of the clearance sales happening in Pet Society (see our most recent post about the Market’s clearance sale), your wallet may be feeling a bit of a pinch. If that’s the case, or even if it isn’t, make sure to take advantage of the newest offer Playfish is running in the game, [...]

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Pet Society Market Holding Clearance Sale

5. July 2010

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Pet Society Market Holding Clearance Sale

Tweet “Clearance” seems to be the big word in Pet Society these days, as the clearance sale in the game’s furniture store has figuratively spread to the Market, with Playfish putting items on all three tabs (Toys & Collectibles, Party & Gifts, and Cool Stuff) on a 50% clearance. This appears to be the same [...]

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Pick Up the Pet Society Deer Seat Before It’s Too Late!

30. June 2010

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Pick Up the Pet Society Deer Seat Before It’s Too Late!

Tweet If you like collecting limited edition items in your Facebook games, take a look at what Playfish is currently offering in Pet Society. The Deer Seat is a limited edition furniture item – it may look just like a deer statue, but it’s actually an animated seat, or stool, that your pet can sit [...]

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Pet Society Clothing Store Holding 50% Off Sale

30. June 2010

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Pet Society Clothing Store Holding 50% Off Sale

Tweet The last clearance sale in Pet Society might have left a lot to be desired, but Playfish is making up for that this week, by offering tons (I repeat: tons) of clothing and accessory items for both girls and boys at 50% off. The sale isn’t just any sale – it’s a clearance sale, [...]

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New Pet Society Free Gifts are Pretty in Pink

11. June 2010

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New Pet Society Free Gifts are Pretty in Pink

Tweet Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen quite a few new items added to the Pet Society free gifts menu, and that continues now with the release of two more. To go along with the current wedding theme of items in the game, you can now send your friends a Bright Rose Wedding [...]

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Pet Society Offers Clearance Sale on Boutique Items

8. June 2010

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Pet Society Offers Clearance Sale on Boutique Items

Tweet If you’ve got some excess Playfish Cash burning a hole in your proverbial pocket, while not head over to Pet Society to check out the clearance sale now taking place in the game’s Boutique? The sale is running from now through June 20, and it sees items like Fireplaces, Wood Ovens, hanging, animated birds, [...]

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