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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Social City Motocross, Tiki Resort Slide & More – Playdom Gaming Updates

25. August 2010

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Social City Motocross, Tiki Resort Slide & More – Playdom Gaming Updates

Tweet While no grand-scale updates have hit Playdom’s games so far this week, a few minor updates have been released, in the form of new limited edition buildings in both Social City and Tiki Resort. As limited edition, these items will only be available in both games for a short amount of time, in both [...]

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Tiki Resort Wheel, Social City Wallace Building & More – Playdom Gaming Updates!

11. August 2010

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Tiki Resort Wheel, Social City Wallace Building & More – Playdom Gaming Updates!

Tweet There have been a few items released in Playdom’s games already this week, with the addition of new limited edition buildings to Social City, and the launch of a Spin to Win wheel in Tiki Resort, along with a new Charm bundle in the game that will set your wallet back a hefty sum. [...]

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Stratosphere in Social City; Water Slide in Tiki Resort – Playdom Gaming Updates!

4. August 2010

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Stratosphere in Social City; Water Slide in Tiki Resort – Playdom Gaming Updates!

Tweet Two of Playdom’s Facebook games have received updates recently, with Social City offering new limited edition buildings via the in-game Newspaper, and Tiki Resort offering new attractions, ready, willing, and able to please your tourists (and help you bring in the virtual cash, of course). Social City Limited Edition Buildings: Commerzbank Tower & Stratosphere [...]

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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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Playdom Continues the 4th of July Celebration With New Attractions

5. July 2010

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Playdom Continues the 4th of July Celebration With New Attractions

Tweet If you were too busy with real world activities this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July in Tiki Resort, you’ll be happy to know that the game’s items are still available – namely, in the form of three limited edition attractions. The attractions are the Star-Spangled BBQ, the Fireworks Shop and the Red [...]

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The Third Island is Now Available in Tiki Resort

2. July 2010

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The Third Island is Now Available in Tiki Resort

Tweet Tiki Resort developer Playdom asked for users to click “Like” on a particular post yesterday, and if 5,000 users clicked on the button, the developer would release the hotly anticipated third island in Tiki Resort. They asked for 5,000 but they received over 21,000, and, true to their word, the developer has begun releasing [...]

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Sign Up for Netflix, Receive 500,000 Shells in Tiki Resort

28. June 2010

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Sign Up for Netflix, Receive 500,000 Shells in Tiki Resort

Tweet Playdom has teamed up with Netflix to offer a pretty substantial reward to all Tiki Resort players who sign up for the movie rental service via a link found in-game. When you open the game, the Resort Report (the game’s newspaper) will offer you a link to sign up for Netflix. Do so, and [...]

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Check Out the Latest Lineup of Tiki Resort Attractions

28. June 2010

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Check Out the Latest Lineup of Tiki Resort Attractions

Tweet If you like collecting limited edition attractions in Tiki Resort, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are currently five new options available in the game’s store, all with quantities of at least 3,000 units available. The Hollywood Hotel, Movie Sound Stage and Movie Water Tower obviously come with a theatrical theme, while the [...]

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Tiki Resort Adds Two New Buildings

12. June 2010

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Tiki Resort Adds Two New Buildings

Tweet In addition to adding some new decorations, Tiki Resort developer Playdom also released some new buildings earlier in the week. The buildings, a Zulu concession stand and a Princess Diamonds. The Zulu concession stand and the Princess Diamonds buildings will both set you back Facebook credits to purchase. How much, however, is unknown as [...]

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Tiki Resort Automates Things

12. June 2010

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Tiki Resort Automates Things

Tweet Perhaps one of the more tedious things in most Facebook games is the amount of clicking you have to do. It appears as if Playdom recognizes this and is looking for ways to quicken the pace, at least in one of their titles. Announcing through their Facebook fan page, Playdom revealed that players can [...]

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New Tiki Resort Attractions: Bouncy Palace & Liberty Tower

11. June 2010

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New Tiki Resort Attractions: Bouncy Palace & Liberty Tower

Tweet There are two new attractions available in the Tiki Resort store, and luckily for us, neither is marked as limited edition, meaning that you’ll be able to take your time in deciding whether or not to make a purchase. The first is the Bouncy Castle, and it is available to purchase for 39 Facebook [...]

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Playdom Adds Luxury Attractions to Tiki Resort

8. June 2010

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Playdom Adds Luxury Attractions to Tiki Resort

Tweet Two new limited edition, luxury attractions have been added to the store in Tiki Resort, and they come in the form of a Tiki Choo Shoe’s shoe store, and The Excelsior, the “World’s tallest luxury resort tower.” As we can see from the screenshot below, both attractions can be purchased with Facebook Credits, by [...]

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