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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Playdom Gaming Updates: New Social City Buildings, Tiki Farm Mother Goose Items, and Tiki Resort Wonders

26. July 2010

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Playdom Gaming Updates: New Social City Buildings, Tiki Farm Mother Goose Items, and Tiki Resort Wonders

Tweet Playdom has been hard at work updating their games over the last few days, and we’re here to share all of that news with you! In Social City, we see the release of new limited edition buildings in the game’s newspaper, while Tiki Farm contains a new Charm that will help you rescue you [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: Tiki Farm or Island Paradise? You Decide

15. July 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: Tiki Farm or Island Paradise? You Decide

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown here on Frisky Mongoose! While last week saw us taking a break from the world of Facebook games, to offer a comparison between two of the biggest mobile phones around – the Droid X and the iPhone 4 – this week sees a return to Facebook [...]

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New Islands Now Available in Tiki Farm

6. July 2010

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New Islands Now Available in Tiki Farm

Tweet If you’re tired of running around Hula Haven (the name of the default island) in Tiki Farm, you’ll be thrilled to learn that Playdom has expanded the game’s geography by two new islands – Sandy Shoals and Crescent Cove. Both are available to unlock via the game’s map, at the bottom left hand corner [...]

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Pick Up Some Baby-Themed Items in Tiki Farm

30. June 2010

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Pick Up Some Baby-Themed Items in Tiki Farm

Tweet The newest item theme in Tiki Farm is a bit of a unique one, at least when compared to the game’s tropical setting, as Playdom has released a set of baby-themed items to the game. Then again, this theme seems right at home when taking into account the last item theme in the game [...]

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Have A Summer Wedding In Tiki Farm

20. June 2010

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Have A Summer Wedding In Tiki Farm

Tweet Summer is here and you know what that means: time for a summer wedding! Tiki Farm developer Playdom has added a slew of tropical wedding themed items for players to purchase. The gifts and items are on sale now in the Tiki Farm shop. The new items include Wedding Bouquet, Newlywed Bears, Kissing Swans, [...]

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Celebrate Playdom Pride with New Tiki Farm Items

10. June 2010

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Celebrate Playdom Pride with New Tiki Farm Items

Tweet Playdom has decided to celebrate itself and its lineup of Facebook games in their island farming game Tiki Farm with the release of a “Playdom Pride” set of items, with each item in the release corresponding to a different Playdom game. Thanks to the recent changes Playdom has implemented in the Tiki Farm shop, [...]

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Receive a Free Big Fertility Doll in Tiki Farm

10. June 2010

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Receive a Free Big Fertility Doll in Tiki Farm

Tweet As a thank you to their fans, Playdom is giving away a free Big Fertility Doll to all users who visit the Tiki Farm fan page and click on a link on a post you’ll find there. For those unfamiliar with the item, the Big Fertility Doll causes one plot of land to grow [...]

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Tiki Farm Adds Bola Stadium

5. June 2010

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Tiki Farm Adds Bola Stadium

Tweet With the World Cup approaching in the very near future, Tiki Farm developers Playdom have released a new limited edition item for your consideration. It’s a “Bola Stadium” and will run you 130,000 coins. You must be level 25 to purchase the item. The item shares its name with Bola, a Facebook soccer game [...]

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Tiki Farm Tips, Tricks and Strategies to Earn More XP, Gems and Shells

26. May 2010

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Tiki Farm Tips, Tricks and Strategies to Earn More XP, Gems and Shells

Tweet If tropical farming is your guilty pleasure, you’ve probably taken a trip or two to Playdom’s Tiki Farm on Facebook. With nearly 3.5 million daily active users logging into Tiki Farm to build their island empires, we figure it’s due time to share some tips and tricks! Gamezebo has a full walkthrough and strategy [...]

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It’s Another Week in Tiki Farm, and It’s Another Week of New Country Flags

24. May 2010

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It’s Another Week in Tiki Farm, and It’s Another Week of New Country Flags

Tweet For the third week in a row, Tiki Farm developer Playdom has introduced a selection of 10 new country flags to their tropical farming game. Perhaps moreso than any Facebook game developer, Playdom has not shown their continued support of cultural and international diversity in their game, not only by offering flags for so [...]

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The Circus Has Rolled Into Tiki Farm

24. May 2010

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The Circus Has Rolled Into Tiki Farm

Tweet Head over to Tiki Farm and you’ll find the newest item theme that’s been released in the game, coming in the form of the Circus. The item theme itself contains more than just the typical circus decorations, as you can pick up not only a Popcorn Stand, but also a Big Waterslide, making the [...]

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10 New Countries Are Now Represented With Flags in Tiki Farm

17. May 2010

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10 New Countries Are Now Represented With Flags in Tiki Farm

Tweet Just last week, Playdom released a new set of country flags in Tiki Farm, allowing a growing number of users to celebrate their national heritage in the game. Now, though, that list has grown by 10 more, with the release of a new set of flags to the game’s store. The new flags represent [...]

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