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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Voyages Are Now Available in Treasure Isle!

28. September 2010

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Voyages Are Now Available in Treasure Isle!

Tweet If you’ve been waiting for the time when Voyages would open up in Treasure Isle, well wait no more! Zynga has officially unveiled the system of voyages, with three voyages available thus far (and we’re sure more to come in the future). Before we talk about the voyages themselves, however, let’s make one thing [...]

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Storage Locker, Japanese Decorations – Treasure Isle Updates!

21. September 2010

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Storage Locker, Japanese Decorations – Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet With all of the decorative items (both those that are purchased from the store and won from digging), lost animals and (especially recently) new building objects being available in Treasure Isle, it can be pretty easy to find your Home Island overflowing with items – crowded and disorganized with no signs of relief! That [...]

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Secret Japan Map, New Pointer Interface – Treasure Isle Updates!

16. September 2010

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Secret Japan Map, New Pointer Interface – Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet We’ve seen quite a few updates come in the world of Zynga’s Facebook games this week, with Treasure Isle being no exception. This week, we’ve seen the launch of a new set of “Secret Japan” maps in the ever expanding Asian Isles setting, and we’ve also seen a revamp of the game’s pointer system, [...]

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Zynga 8 Game Challenge – $24,000 Giveaway in 24 Hours!

13. September 2010

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Zynga 8 Game Challenge – $24,000 Giveaway in 24 Hours!

Tweet Do you want to win $1,000? Of course you do! And wouldn’t you know it – Zynga wants you to as well! For today, and today only, Zynga is holding the 8 Game Challenge, rewarding $24,000 over today’s 24 hour period. While the promotion officially began at 12:01 AM this morning, you have until [...]

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Treasure Isle Whales, YoVille Romantic Home – Zynga Gaming Updates!

8. September 2010

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Treasure Isle Whales, YoVille Romantic Home – Zynga Gaming Updates!

Tweet Zynga has been hard at work updating their Facebook apps this week, as both Treasure Isle and YoVille have been updated to include new items. In Treasure Isle, we see the release of whales that will add to your maximum energy, while in YoVille, we see the release of a new home to go [...]

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Dragon Sailboat, New Asian Isles – Treasure Isle Updates!

6. September 2010

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Dragon Sailboat, New Asian Isles – Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet If your Treasure Isle “to do” list isn’t already overflowing with building projects, you’ll be happy to know that Zynga has added another item to the list. Before we get to that, however, let’s take a look at some of the new islands you can now explore and collect treasure from. Travel Through Mythical [...]

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Make A Wish in a Wishing Well, Review Your Treasure Isle Collections

30. August 2010

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Make A Wish in a Wishing Well, Review Your Treasure Isle Collections

Tweet Yet another building project has launched in Treasure Isle in the form of a Wishing Well, which will give you a chance to win Island Cash, coins or even Mangoes once completed. Before we get to that though, let’s take a look at the new treasure screen revamp, which will have you looking at [...]

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Bambi Available In PetVille; Asian Isles in Treasure Isle – Zynga Updates!

27. August 2010

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Bambi Available In PetVille; Asian Isles in Treasure Isle – Zynga Updates!

Tweet Zynga has been busy updating their games this week, as both PetVille and Treasure Isle are offering new items to users. In Treasure Isle, we see the release of a completely new set of islands, ready to be searched and explored, and in PetVille, we see the release a new limited edition, Enchanted Kingdom [...]

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Build a Poseidon Relic, Earn Free Energy Points in Treasure Isle

23. August 2010

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Build a Poseidon Relic, Earn Free Energy Points in Treasure Isle

Tweet Zynga’s Treasure Isle updated quite a bit over the last few days, seeing the addition of not only a new building project, but also a tweak to the way we earn energy in the game (energy being the almighty power that allows us to keep digging for treasure, the entire name of the game). [...]

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Hot Air Balloons, Gem Mine – Treasure Isle Updates!

16. August 2010

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Hot Air Balloons, Gem Mine – Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet Two new features have been added to Treasure Isle, one of which will allow you to earn some of the game’s most coveted gems, while the other will allow you to hold more items in your backpack at once. The Gem Mine is just that – a mine that can be searched for gems, [...]

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Build A Relic, Apes of the Ages Maps, Giftable Gems – Treasure Isle Updates!

9. August 2010

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Build A Relic, Apes of the Ages Maps, Giftable Gems – Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet Zynga has been busy updating Treasure Isle this weekend, with not one, not two, but three updates worth note in the game. Not only are there new maps to explore, but you can more easily do so thanks to the addition of Gems to the game’s free gifts page. Finally, you can start the [...]

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Fire Shovel, Monkey Dance Off – Dig Into Treasure Isle Updates!

5. August 2010

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Fire Shovel, Monkey Dance Off – Dig Into Treasure Isle Updates!

Tweet Since the release of Monkey Palace in Treasure Isle, a few other updates, both primate and not, have been released by Zynga. The updates comes in the form of new items available in the game’s shop, and in the release of the Fire Shovel, a handy new tool that will make digging a much [...]

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