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 Offers Sneak Peak of New Tiki Resort Charm

8. June 2010

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Playdom Offers Sneak Peak of New Tiki Resort Charm

Tweet Over on the Tiki Resort fan page, Playdom released a sneak peak of a new Charm that will soon be released in full in the game, and is offering all users a chance at receiving one simply for clicking on a link on their page. The new Charm is a Shoe Charm, and when [...]

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New Tiki Resort Charms Will Boost Your Island’s Tourist Count

4. June 2010

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New Tiki Resort Charms Will Boost Your Island’s Tourist Count

Tweet Tiki Resort developer Playdom has released two new charms in the island resort tycoon game, both with the specific purpose of adding more tourists to your island. The first charm is the Airship Charm, which will deliver 25 tourists to your resort’s airstrip. It can be send to friends as a free gift on [...]

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Thursday Throwdown Results: Fans Put Tiki Resort on Top of Happy Island [UPDATE]

3. June 2010

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Tweet Last week, we took a look at Playdom’s Tiki Resort and CrowdStar’s Happy Island in our Thursday Throwdown. While the two games have less than 10 million users each, that didn’t stop you guys from coming out in force, as more than 11,000 readers voted in this week’s poll, which asked you guys to [...]

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New Tiki Resort Attraction: Rainbow Unicorn Ride

31. May 2010

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New Tiki Resort Attraction: Rainbow Unicorn Ride

Tweet Tiki Resort developer Playdom continues to roll out the limited edition attractions in the game, and this week we have a new one to share with you. It comes in the form of a Rainbow Unicorn Ride, which, as you might expect, will allow your tourists to ride on mechanical rainbow unicorns. As a [...]

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Here are Some Free Pineapple Charms for Tiki Resort

28. May 2010

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Here are Some Free Pineapple Charms for Tiki Resort

Tweet Tiki Resort developer Playdom has announced that they’ve changed the amount of Pineapple Charms necessary to upgrade attractions that require Pineapples to upgrade in the first place. This means that you’ll be able to show your tourists some love with new, upgraded attractions for a much cheaper cost! To celebrate this change, Playdom is [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: Tiki Resort or Happy Island? You Decide

27. May 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: Tiki Resort or Happy Island? You Decide

Tweet Welcome to another installment of the Thursday Throwdown here on Frisky Mongoose! For those who are just joining us, the Thursday Throwdown sees us comparing two or more similarly themed Facebook games and leaving the final decision up to you, the loyal readers, as to which game is best. Last week, we took a [...]

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